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Indiana Historical Bureau

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[Parke County Museum]

Location: South side of Ohio Street, 2 blocks east of the intersection of US 41 & US 36, Historical Museum, Rockville. (Parke County, Indiana)

Purchased in 1975 by Parke Co. Historical Society

ID# : 61.1975.1

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This Museum Building built in 1839 first used as a seminary; an armory during the Civil War, a school for negro children from 1873-1924, later a gas station, a restaurant, and gift shop.

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Arts and Culture, Buildings and Architecture