Porter County, Indiana
Porter County was formed in 1836 and the county seat is Valparaiso, located in northwest Indiana near Lake Michigan. Porter County contains several architectural gems bordering Lake Michigan. To the West of the Indiana Dunes is a small community of Beverly Shores. The significance of this quaint community stems back to 1933 when Robert Bartlett purchased several properties located on the Dunes and named the development Beverly Shores. During the same year, Chicago held the World’s Fair titled “Century of Progress”. Mr. Bartlett purchased and relocated five of the homes from the World’s Fair, transporting them by barges on Lake Michigan to the location. The houses were part of an exhibit “Homes of Tomorrow” where millions of people could observe the future of residential architecture and home conveniences. The five homes moved were the Rostone House, Cyprus Log House, Armco-ferro House, Florida Tropical House and the House of Tomorrow.
In 1966, the National Park Service took over the area that included Beverly Shores, and it became part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The homeowners became lessees, with a small incentive for maintenance that caused the homes to fall into disrepair. By the turn of the 21st century, Indiana Landmarks and the National Park Service worked together and subleased the homes, with protective covenants, to individuals who would restore them. Four of the five homes are restored and are open to public tours yearly. The House of Tomorrow, due to its degree of deterioration and architecture challenges, needs nearly $2 million dollars to rehabilitate the structure.Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
O’Ryan Law Firm is dedicated solely to short-term and long-term disability claims, representing people from all over the state of Indiana including incredible Porter County. We understand the emotional challenges and confusion in pursuing a disability claim. If you have a claim that has been terminated, wrongfully denied or you need assistance in filing a disability claim, O’Ryan Law Firm can help protect and enforce your rights under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) or state law. Our team works tirelessly to resolve cases quickly to overt financial ruin.Life Insurance
When you purchase a life insurance policy or are a beneficiary, you should feel secure that the financial help you need is there when a loved one passes away. If an insurance company is denying a claim, O’Ryan Law Firm can help. Bridget O'Ryan is versed in the workings of the insurance industry and will fight to collect the benefits that you and your family are due.
O’Ryan Law Firm offers a free initial consultation to answer all of your questions. Contact our firm either online or by phone at 317.255.1000.