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The Municipal Building is located on the northwest corner of High and Second Streets. Turnock designed three of the four corners, which included the Municipal Building that is still standing, and the since demolished Elkhart High School on the Southwest corner. In addition, where the library stands today was once the First Presbyterian Church, which Turnock designed with its iconic glass dome. The Municipal Building was built between 1915 and 1916 using brown brick and Bedford limestone. Interestingly, Turnock designed the building so that light would stream in through the windows at all times of the day. The third floor courtroom features a stained glass skylight, designed to bring in light from above as well.
Your next tour stop is the YWCA, or Lexington Building, located near the intersection of Lexington and Second Street. Traveling one block north on Second Street from the Municipal Building, turn east on Lexington, where the YWCA is located on the northeast block of the Lexington Avenue and Second Street.
This tour is sponsored by Kil Architecture Planning. Contact Kil Architecture today at (574) 288-2654
This point of interest is part of the tour: E. Hill Turnock Architectural Tour (Aqua Tour)