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Augsburg Swensk Skola, Oak Hill Road, Chesterton, Porter County, IN



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Location
Oak Hill Road, Chesterton vicinity, IN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IN-48
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-26).
Building/structure dates: 1880 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1934 subsequent work
Significance: This church structure, built by nineteenth-century Swedish immigrants, reflects the church architecture tradition of the Scandinavian nations in its off-center placing of the battered structure that houses the bell. In Sweden these bell structures were left open to the weather; the Augsburg Swensk Skola bell structure is enclosed and the lower space serves as tool house and wood storage area. The structure is an adaptation of a traditional architectural form, dating from the middle ages, to the needs of a particular locality.

Related Names
Burstrom, Frederick


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Harold Nelson, Photographer 1963 EXTERIOR VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Harold Nelson, Photographer 1963 EAST ELEVATION
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Harold Nelson, Photographer 1963 DETAIL OF CANOPY OVER MAIN (SOUTH) ENTRY
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Harold Nelson, Photographer 1963 INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, TOWARD PULPIT


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