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  1. Gary, Indiana - Wikipedia › wiki › Gary,_Indiana

    Gary, Indiana, was founded in 1906 by the United States Steel Corporation as the home for its new plant, Gary Works.The city was named after lawyer Elbert Henry Gary, who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation.

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  3. Gary Indiana - Wikipedia › wiki › Gary_Indiana

    Gary Indiana (b. 1950 as Gary Hoisington in Derry, New Hampshire) is an American writer, actor, artist, and cultural critic. He served as the art critic for the Village Voice weekly newspaper from 1985 to 1988.

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  4. Gary, Indiana - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia › wiki › Gary,_Indiana

    Gary is a city in the state of Indiana, in the Midwestern United States. Gary is known for its steel mills and for being the birthplace of singer Michael Jackson. The population of Gary is less than 80,000. This is under half what it was in 1960.

  5. Gary, Indiana — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2 › en › Gary,_Indiana
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    Founding and early years

    Gary, In­di­ana, was founded in 1906 by the United States Steel Cor­po­ra­tion as the home for its new plant, Gary Works. The city was named after lawyer El­bert Henry Gary, who was the found­ing chair­man of the United States Steel Cor­po­ra­tion. Gary was the site of civil un­rest in the steel strike of 1919. On Oc­to­ber 4, 1919, a riot broke out on Broad­way, the main north–south street through down­town Gary, be­tween strik­ing steel work­ers and strike break­ers brought in from out­side...

    Post-World War II

    Gary's for­tunes have risen and fallen with those of the steel in­dus­try. The growth of the steel in­dus­try brought pros­per­ity to the com­mu­nity. Broad­way was known as a com­mer­cial cen­ter for the re­gion. De­part­ment stores and ar­chi­tec­turally sig­nif­i­cant movie houses were built in the down­town area and the Glen Park neigh­bor­hood. In the 1960s, like many other Amer­i­can urban cen­ters re­liant on one par­tic­u­lar in­dus­try, Gary en­tered a spi­ral of de­cline. Gary's de­...

    Recent history

    Gary has closed sev­eral of its schools within the last ten years. While some of the school build­ings have been reused, most re­main un­used since their clos­ing. As of 2014, Gary is con­sid­er­ing clos­ing ad­di­tional schools in re­sponse to bud­get deficits. Gary chief of po­lice Thomas Hous­ton was con­victed of ex­ces­sive force and abuse of au­thor­ity in 2008; he died in 2010 while serv­ing a three-year, five-month fed­eral prison sentence. In April 2011, 75-year-old mayor Rudolph M....

    Downtown Gary

    Down­town Garyis sep­a­rated by Broad­way into two dis­tinc­tive com­mu­ni­ties. Orig­i­nally, the City of Gary con­sisted of The East Side, The West Side, The South Side (the area south of the train tracks near 9th Av­enue), and Glen Park, lo­cated fur­ther South along Broad­way. The East Side was de­mar­cated by streets named after the States in order of their ac­cep­tance into the Union. This area con­tained mostly wood-frame houses, some of the ear­li­est in the city, and be­came known in...


    Am­bridge Mann is a neigh­bor­hood lo­cated on Gary's near west side along 5th Av­enue. Am­bridge was de­vel­oped for work­ers at the nearby steel plant in the 1910s and 1920s. It is named after the Amer­i­can Bridge Works, which was a sub­sidiary of U.S. Steel. The neigh­bor­hood is home to a huge stock of prairie-style and art deco homes. The Gary Ma­sonic Tem­ple was lo­cated in the neigh­bor­hood, along with the Am­bas­sador apart­ment build­ing. Lo­cated just south of In­ter­state 90, th...


    Black Oak is lo­cated on the far south­west side of Gary, in the vicin­ity of the Burr Street exit to the Bor­man Ex­press­way. It was an­nexed in the 1970s. Prior to that, Black Oak was an un­in­cor­po­rated area in­for­mally as­so­ci­ated with Ham­mond, and the area has Ham­mond tele­phone num­bers. After three ref­er­en­dums, the com­mu­nity vot­ers ap­proved an­nex­a­tion, hav­ing been per­suaded by Mayor Hatcher that they would ben­e­fit more from ser­vices pro­vided by the city than fro...

    The city is lo­cated at the south­ern end of the for­mer lake bed of the pre­his­toric Lake Chicago and the cur­rent Lake Michi­gan. Most of the city's soil, to nearly one foot below the sur­face, is pure sand. The sand be­neath Gary, and on its beaches, is of such vol­ume and qual­ity that for over a cen­tury com­pa­nies have mined it, es­pe­cially for the man­u­fac­ture of glass. Ac­cord­ing to the 2010 cen­sus, Gary has a total area of 57.18 square miles (148.10 km2), of which 49.87 square miles (129.16 km2) (or 87.22%) is land and 7.31 square miles (18.93 km2) (or 12.78%) is water. Gary is "T" shaped, with its north­ern bor­der on Lake Michi­gan. At the north­west­ern­most sec­tion, Gary bor­ders Ham­mond and East Chicago. Miller Beach, its east­ern­most neigh­bor­hood, bor­ders Lake Sta­tion and Portage. Gary's south­ern­most sec­tion bor­ders Grif­fith, Ho­bart, Mer­ril­lville, and un­in­cor­po­rated Ross. Gary is about 30 miles (48 km) from the Chicago Loop.

    The change in the econ­omy and re­sult­ing loss of jobs has caused a drop in pop­u­la­tion by more than half since its peak in 1960.

    Arts and film

    Mered­ith Will­son's 1957 Broad­way mu­si­cal The Music Man fea­tured the song "Gary, In­di­ana", in which lead char­ac­ter (and con man) Pro­fes­sor Harold Hill wist­fully re­calls his pur­ported home­town, then pros­per­ous. Hill claims to be an alum­nus of "Gary Con­ser­va­tory of Music, Class of '05," but this is later re­vealed to be an­other of his lies. The City of Gary was not founded until 1906. Will­son's mu­si­cal, set in 1912, was adapted both as a film of the same name re­leased...

    Historic places on the National Register

    1. St. Au­gus­tine's Epis­co­pal Church 2. Ralph Waldo Emer­son School 3. Bar­ney Sablot­ney House 4. Morn­ing­side His­toric Dis­trict 5. Theodore Roo­sevelt High School 6. Polk Street Con­crete Cot­tage His­toric Dis­trict 7. Polk Street Ter­races His­toric Dis­trict 8. Van Buren Ter­race His­toric Dis­trict 9. West Fifth Av­enue Apart­ments His­toric Dis­trict 10. Miller Town Hall 11. Amer­i­can Sheet and Tin Mill Apart­ment Build­ing 12. Louis J. Bai­ley Branch Li­brary-Gary In­ter­na­tio...

    Public libraries

    The Gary Pub­lic Li­brary Sys­tem con­sists of the main li­brary at 220 West 5th Av­enue and sev­eral branches: Brunswick Branch, W. E. B. DuBois Branch, J. F. Kennedy Branch, Tolle­ston Branch, and Wood­son Branch.In March 2011, the Gary Li­brary Board voted to close the main li­brary on 5th Av­enue and the Tolle­ston branch in what of­fi­cials said was their best eco­nomic op­tion. The main li­brary closed at the end of 2011. The build­ing now houses a museum. Lake County Pub­lic Li­brary o...

    The fol­low­ing sports fran­chises are based in Gary: 1. The Gary SouthShore RailCats are an American Association, professional baseball team. The team plays in Gary's U.S. Steel Yard baseball stadium. The RailCats played in the Northern League from 2002 until 2010. They now play in the modern American Association. The team won league championships in 2005, 2007, and 2013. 2. Gary has hosted two professional basketball franchises. The Gary Splash played in the International Basketball League from 2010 to 2013, at the Genesis Convention Center. Previously, the Gary Steelheads played in the Genesis Convention Center as part of the IBL (1999–2001), CBA, USBL, and IBL.

    Three school dis­tricts serve the city, and mul­ti­ple char­ter schools are lo­cated within the city.


    Gary is served by two major news­pa­pers based out­side the city, and by a Gary-based, largely African-Amer­i­can in­ter­est paper. These pa­pers pro­vide re­gional top­ics, and cover events in Gary. 1. The Post-Tribune, originally the Gary Post-Tribune, is now based in the nearby town of Merrillville. 2. The Times, previously known as the Hammond Times. Offices and facilities for The Times are in nearby Munster. 3. The Gary Crusader, based in Gary and largely focused on African-American inte...

    Television and radio

    Gary is served by five local broad­cast­ers plus gov­ern­ment ac­cess and nu­mer­ous Chicago area radio and TVsta­tions, and by other nearby sta­tions in Illi­nois and In­di­ana. 1. WPWR-TV (Channel 50) is the Chicago MyNetworkTV affiliate, but is licensed to Gary. Studios and transmitters are co-located with WFLD's in Chicago, and are also owned by Fox Television Stations. 2. WYIN (Channel 56) is a PBSaffiliate licensed to Gary. Their studios are in Merrillville. 3. WGVE (FM 88.7) is owned b...

    Medical facilities

    1. Gary Community Health Center 2. Methodist Hospital


    Gary is served by the Gary Po­lice De­part­ment and the Lake County Sher­iff.

    Fire department

    The Gary Fire De­part­ment (GFD) pro­vides fire pro­tec­tion and emer­gency med­ical ser­vices to the city of Gary.

    Gary/Chicago International Airport is operating as the "third airport" for the Chicago area. With a new runway, it is undergoing much federally funded expansion, and the administration is courting...
    Interstate 90 (I-90, Indiana Toll Road), I-80, I-94, and I-65 run through Gary, as well as U.S. Highway 6 (US 6), US 12 and US 20, and State Road 912 (SR 912, Cline Avenue). A former stretch of SR...
    Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) operates the South Shore Line, a commuter rail system between Chicago and South Bend. It is one of the last original operating interurbanra...
  6. Gary, Indiana - Wikipedia › wiki › Gary,_Indiana

    Gary este un oraș în Comitatul Lake, Indiana, Statele Unite.Orașul este în partea de sud-est a zonei metropolitane Chicago la 25 km de centrul orașului Chicago. Se învecinează cu Lacul Michigan și este cunoscut pentru fabricile sale de oțel și ca locul de naștere al familiei de cântăreți Jackson.

    • Karen Freeman-Wilson ( D)
    • 148.3 km²
    • Council-Strong Mayor
    • 14 iulie 1906
  7. Union Station (Gary, Indiana) - Wikipedia › wiki › Union_Station_(Gary,_Indiana)
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    Union Station in Gary, Indiana was built in 1910, just four years after the city was founded. The station is located between the elevated lines of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway and Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. It was built in a Beaux-Arts style utilizing the new cast-in-place concrete methods in which, after pouring, the concrete was scored to resemble stone. Indiana Landmarks has placed the building on its 10 Most Endangered Places in Indiana list. The building was listed on the Na

    The building faces west on Broadway. Because it sits between two raised rail lines, it is nearly invisible until one is next to it. The only sign still visible inside or outside the building is a painted notice on the front pillar that says “No Parking Cabs Only”. The method of construction has retained its integrity after 50 years of abandonment.

    The main room is a two stories hall. At the east end of the hall is a staircase to the loading platform on the upper level. Built into a hill, the building is only a single story in the back. A door on the south side leads from a cobblestone driveway. Across the drive is a staircase built up to track level along the south side. On the north there is a tunnel under the tracks to a stairway up to the loading platform.

    Successor stations in the vicinity today are the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District's Gary Metro Center and its Gary Airport station, both on the South Shore Line. Amtrak's Hammond–Whiting station is to the west in Hammond.

  8. Black Oak (Gary) - Wikipedia › wiki › Black_Oak_(Gary)

    Black Oak is a neighborhood located on the far southwest side of Gary, Indiana.As of 2000, Black Oak had a population of 4,216, which was 84.7% white. It is Gary's only majority-white neighborhood, and the most recent neighborhood added to the city.

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  9. City Methodist Church (Gary, Indiana) - Wikipedia › wiki › City_Methodist_Church
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    The City Methodist Church, latterly known as City United Methodist Church is a disused church in Gary, Indiana. Once the largest Methodist church in the Midwest, it ceased as a place of worship in 1975 after a relatively brief life of just over 50 years.

    A Methodist church had been present in Gary since 1906. In 1916, Dr William Grant Seaman became its pastor. A man of dynamic energy, Seaman envisaged a much larger church to serve the town, wanting to bring a prominent religious presence into what was then a somewhat insalubrious neighbourhood with numerous brothels and drinking establishments. Seaman secured the backing of US Steel, the chief employer in the city. The company donated the site on which the church was to be built, and agreed to d

    After Gary declined in the 1960s and 70s, the church's fortunes began to likewise crumble. Predominantly a white middle-class institution, the church lost large numbers of parishioners to white flight as Gary's social makeup altered and better-off inhabitants moved away. Crime rates in the area soared, causing more departures, and maintenance costs were ruinous, owing to the church's huge dimensions and the harsh lakefront climate. By 1973, there were only 320 members in the then-aging congregat

    The structure passed into the hands of Indiana University, which continued to use part of Seaman Hall as a satellite campus, but nothing was done with the church itself. By the 1990s, the church was already starting to decay, but was then severely damaged by a fire in 1997, which accelerated the deterioration even further. The church is a popular destination for urban exploration and has even been the location of Goth weddings in recent years.

    The complex is still standing, but much is beyond any realistic restoration, and has been placed on Indiana Landmarks' 10 Most Endangered Places in Indiana list. Most of the interior fixtures have been removed by thieves. In 2011, part of the roof of the sanctuary collapsed. In 2014, the city authorities revived an aborted plan from the early 2000s to turn the site into a large park in which the sanctuary would be the centrepiece, and to demolish the rest of the complex.

    The church has been used many times as a film location, including for Soul Survivors, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and parts of Pearl Harbor and Sense8. The series Life After People included the church in its exploration of Gary from Season 1, Episode 2.

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    • 1925
    • 5 October 1975
    • Derelict
  10. Ammons haunting case - Wikipedia › wiki › Ammons_haunting_case

    The Ammons haunting case, also known as the 200 Demons House or Demon House, is an alleged haunting and demonic possession which occurred in Gary, Indiana, in the United States in 2011. Latoya Ammons, her mother, Rosa Campbell, and her three children claimed paranormal activity occurred in the residence.

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