Bailley, Joseph, Homestead

W of Porter on U.S. 20 in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter, Indiana. County/parish: Porter.

NRIS 66000005

Park name: Indiana Dunes. 5 contributing buildings. 1 contributing site.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.

Also known as:

  • Bailly, Joseph, Homestead and Cemetery

From Wikipedia:

Joseph Bailly Homestead

The Joseph Bailly Homestead, also known as Joseph Bailly Homestead and Cemetery, in Porter, Indiana, is a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

The Bailly Homestead is preserved by the National Park Service in Indiana Dunes National Park in Porter, Indiana. The Homestead was the home of Joseph Aubert de Gaspé Bailly de Messein, a fur trader, and his family. Bailly brought his family to the southern shore of Lake Michigan in 1822. The Homestead remained in the family until the death of his granddaughter, Frances Howe, in 1917. The Homestead is sometimes referred to as the "Bailly-Howe" Home.

The National Register properties consist of five historic buildings and a cemetery associated with the Bailly-Howe family and the late fur trade in northwestern Indiana. The Homestead was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. The National Park Service acquired the Homestead on November 26, 1971. As a Landmark, it is in the First Order of Significance.

The main house is a 2 and half story house begun in 1834.

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Architectural styles:

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Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Bailey, Joseph

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