Indiana Department of Natural Resources: National & State Registers - Application Process
The nomination form to be used in this assignment may be found at the bottom of this page.
Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)
Search for information on properties registered in state and national registers of historic places.
As you know from living in a house, houses are frequently modified by their owners. Remodeling, additions, construction fo out buildings, etc. can change the style and function of living spaces drastically. Ideally, we would trace these changes through historical building permits. However, in Elkhart County, building permits are not retained permanently.
We will instead look at Sanborn Maps to seek evidence of dramatic changes to the house you are researching. The Goshen Public Library has copies of several Sanborn Maps, but the most comprehensive collection of maps is available through the Indiana Spacial Data Portal. Goshen Sanborn maps are available for the years 1886, 1892, 1896, 1901, 1905, 1910, 1917, and 1926 through the portal.
Tips for using the Indiana Spacial Data Portal Sanborn Maps: