Thursday, August 5, 2010

?????????

If you didn't see the barn I posted yesterday, scroll down and take a look at it. We were on the road heading for home when I took the first view...we did one turn to get the next view...and another turn to get the last view...but when we were getting ready to make the second turn, we were looking across the road to the view above....
We turned and drove a few yards, and you can see the back of the building in the first photo there on the left side...but on past it is the America Clubhouse. I have no information about what it is...


That looks like a soccer ball to me....


On a few feet farther, looking back, the above is the view. There was no way to get a closer view of that dome. I thought there was, so didn't use my zoom lens...so now I regret that.


Across the road from the above buildings is the powerhouse pictured above... it is on the same side of the road as the barn in the previous post. If you were approaching on that road alone, the powerhouse would be seen first.


Across the road from the barn is the building above...looks like a dorm or a school or something.

We were talking to a man at the courthouse just a few miles down the road and he said this place used to belong to the nuns, but had been sold to private owners.

I have tried to find information about it, without too much success. I have found a Convent mentioned that was in Noble county, but not finding any photos to compare. I have also found a Catholic sanatorium mentioned.... I will keep on looking in my spare time and I bet I eventually hit on the history of it. I have figured out that it this place is at Rome City...that is here in Indiana.

We are half way planning on going back up north in the fall sometime...just to poke around. There is just so much interesting stuff right under our nose if we just look.

8 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

my inital thought is soccer because of the sign, but you're probably right it was a convent or a mental institution.

Interesting building though.

Gill in Canada, must get off to work or I'll be late!!!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

That is an interesting building. I hope you discover its history.

Small City Scenes said...

Very impressive buildings. I too wonder what it is/was. Some sort of institution.

Love that barn in the previous post.

Travelling the back is always fun and exciting. MB

don said...

This is a fine set of pictures of very interesting buildings. Good luck on your search for more information about this place.

EG Wow said...

Is it an agricultural school?

Mary said...

You find the most interesting buildings. It does appear to be a soccer ball.....maybe they have fields there. Great photos of whatever it is!

Mary said...

I just Googled Rome City Indiana and came up with "Our Lady The Immaculate Virgin".....watch the header at the top of their web site and it shows your buildings I think.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very interesting looking buildings! WOW!

I like the one with the brick porch! I like them all but that one is so interesting!!!!

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