Marktown, Indiana

Update: Portions of the town were demolished in the Spring 2014; see a house in St. Louis that looks similar to many of the buildings in Marktown.

Marktown is the closest you’ll ever get to being on another planet on the southeast side of Chicagoland. It sits in the middle of an oil refinery, and looks like an English village. You need to make it to Marktown; it is totally surreal.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Panic Attack says:

    If that’s the place I’m thinking of, it’s also near the steel mills. From what I’ve been told, it used to be the German/Bavarian (?) workers’ town, built like the homes in their old country.

  2. LaCoCiNa says:

    Pretty interesting pictures..

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