Historic Districts & Landmarks

Marcus Morton Towle House
229 Ogden Street
  • Designated as Hammond’s first local landmark in July, 1984.
  • Originally constructed in 1885 by Marcus M. Towle and designed as an elaborate Queen Anne style home with an “onion” dome roof on the side turret.
  • Redesigned in 1907 to its current state as an imposing brick Free Classic style by prominent Hammond architect L. Cosby Bernard, Sr.

Historic Districts:

Glendale Park Historic District

Harrison Park Historic District

Indiana/Illinois State Line Boundary Marker
103rd Street at Lake Michigan
  • Multiple site local landmark consisting of the existing monument and a monument commemorating the original location prior to its relocation to the current site in 1988.
  • Local landmark designated in August, 2003.
  • One of the oldest extant structures in Northwest Indiana, constructed in 1838.
  • The only known marker remaining from the original state line surveys, and one of few similar monuments remaining in the country.
  • A significant example of early nineteenth-century monument design and craftsmanship in stone (limestone).
Northern States Life Insurance Office Building
5935 Hohman Avenue
  • Local landmark designated in July, 1985.
  • Northern States Life Insurance Company constructed building in 1926.
  • Purchased by Montessori Children’s Schoolhouse in 1984.
  • All-limestone building built in the Neo-Classical architectural style incorporates fluted and modified corinthian columns and classical details.
  • Magnificent interior detailing includes stained glass windows, brass, hand-wrought ironwork, marble, hand-made tile inlay floors, and beautifully decorated ceilings.