Hammond's downtown isles
|Hohman Avenue, Hammond, looking south|
Unfortunately the grandeur once associated with downtown Hammond has been largely scarred by tear-downs due to abandonment, urban "renewal", and major transportation corridor projects. In fact the downtown hardly exists as a whole anymore, but is rather two enclaves as if a sea of asphalt flooded the downtown and only a few blocks on higher ground were saved. One of those downtown enclaves is located along State Street, which was listed on the National Register several years ago. The buildings that remain along State Street have largely become a part of the Hyles-Anderson First Baptist Church campus. The fundamentalist mega-church and its college located in Crown Point have recently endured a great deal of less-than-fun-damning scandal that has left its own pall on Hammond's downtown.
|Hohman Avenue, Hammond, looking north toward St. Joseph's Catholic Church|
|Hammond's Masonic Temple, demolished in 2009|