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The corner of Main Street and Washington Street in the small town of North Webster, Indiana. The large building that looks like a castle is the former International Palace of Sports Museum, now home to a coffee shop and Pilchers Shoes. A stone bench is engraved with the name of Farmers State Bank.


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North Webster's Castle

This is the corner of Main Street and Washington Street in the small town of North Webster, Indiana.

The building that looks like a castle in the background is home to a coffee shop and Pilcher's Shoes, one of the largest shoe stores in Indiana.

Farmer's State Bank originally occupied this plot of land. In the early 1970s, the bank's president decided to build a sports museum in a medieval "Camelot" themed building. The original bank building on the corner was demolished and the "International Palace of Sports" was built.

The stone bench with the bank's name carved into it was built from the door arch from the old bank building. The little castle building directly behind it contains the original bank vault, which was left standing when the rest of the Farmer's State Bank building was torn down!

The museum went bankrupt and closed in 1989, and the building was purchased by local businesswoman Debbie Pilcher, who turned it into a shoe store.

You can read more about the history of the "International Palace of Sports" on the Lost Indiana website.





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