On Sunday, with good weather in the offering, headed up to Northwestern Indiana. First stop was Monticello.
Center of the city is reached by a pair of North-South one way streets. On arriving, immediately stopped, parked the car and begin to walk about exploring.
First view that caught my attention was the permanent signage on the metal building.
Monticello is the county seat of White County with a very much updated county building.
Note the red brick and tile along with cement. Traditional materials used in a more modern manner.
The population was 5723 in 2000. In 2014 it was down to 5352. This is decrease of 6.5%.
Interesting sidelight to these figures is the percentage of Hispanic and institutional population is above the state average. Additionally, the percentage of the population of college students is below the state average.
Came away with the feeling that while the central city is clean, neat, tidy and well thought out, there is unwelcoming coldness about it. Not in rush to return.