Historic Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point
Towering above the square in downtown Crown Point, Indiana, the Lake County Courthouse is still the focal point of this historical area. Today, instead of the Romanesque and Georgian style building being the center of the county government, the "Grand Old Lady" houses shops, The John Dillinger Museum, the Lake County Historical Society Museum, the Maki Ballroom and professional offices.
Noted by architects as one of the finest architectural expressions in Indiana, the interior as well as the exterior of this 125 year-old building has been faithfully restored to its original grandeur.
The John Dillinger Museum takes visitors on an educational and historic experience using John Dillinger and other era criminals as examples of what happens to people who engage in criminal activity. Through the stories of the infamous gangsters, visitors will also learn of the rise of the FBI and advancements made in crime fighting technology.
The Lake County Historical Society Museum houses many historical artifacts and documents that represent the history of Lake County and specifically Crown Point. The museum encompasses approximately 6,000 square feet with collections of clothing, military uniforms, Native American artifacts, tools, photographs, and documents representing every city and town in Lake County.