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Indiana Historical Bureau

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Location: W. Park Drive & Diamond Street, Sunken Gardens Park, Huntington. (Huntington County, Indiana)

South Side Business Association

ID# : 35.1979.2

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Huntington, The "Lime City, " so named for its many limestone quarries and kilns, the first kiln being built in this vicinity by Michael Houseman in 1843 or 1844. By 1885 there were 31 kilns in operation; eight were perpetual kilns, the others were occasional kilns. The lime was of such high quality it was shipped out of the state as well as being used locally. [illustration]

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