Crown Point Community Library

Walk The Dog

The library is thrilled to partner with the City of Crown Point on the “Walk The Dog” project celebrating the history of our great city!

On June 18, 2024, Mayor Pete Land, City staff,  Crown Point Library, and Crossroads Chamber celebrated unveiling the “Walk the Dog” historic walking tour.

The tour features 10 historic sites around Crown Point. Each site has an informational panel highlighting the history of each location. Jeane Letcher, a Reference Department staff member who specializes in researching our local history and sharing it with the community, provided all the historical research.


In fall 2023, the City of Crown Point unveiled “Walk the Dog,” in collaboration with Chicago-based artist and Crown Point native Lewis Lain. “Walk the Dog” is a multi-faceted public art project anchored by a 4-foot-tall fiberglass bulldog painted to illustrate Crown Point’s rich history. The project includes a coloring book and a historic walking tour with signage depicting the historic sites showcased on the bulldog.



Special thanks to:

  • The Indiana Destination Development Corporation and the Crown Point Redevelopment Commission for funding the project;
  • The Werkowski family for making this project a reality and the Stewards of the Square, who inspired many with the original “Best in Show Exhibit” featuring dozens of bulldogs across Crown Point;
  • Quality Impressions Print & Design, for printing the coloring books, and VKF Renzel USA Corp., for producing the walking tour signs.

The bulldog is located at Bulldog Park, 183 S West St, Crown Point, IN 46307. Coloring books are available at the library’s Crown Point location. For more information on each site featured on the “Walk the Dog” tour please visit

You can also listen to Mayor Pete Land and Chief of Staff Anthony Schlueter chat with Director Julie Wendorf and Indiana Room Specialist Jeanene Letcher about the project in Season 2, Episode 5 of Lay of the Land.

Listen now on Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts.


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