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The Nelson Algren Museum of Miller Beach is housed in the 1928 Telephone Building once owned by Algren friend David Peltz. A writer in his own right, as well as artist and construction manager, Peltz helped Algren through critical moments: his life-threatening fall through the frozen lagoon behind his cabin and his admittance to a north shore mental hospital.


The Peltz building is now owned by The Indiana Landmarks Foundation, securing its future on Lake Street. In 2017 the Algren Museum was accepted as the 59th Affiliate of the American Writers Museum. The AMW is the first museum dedicated solely to American writers and has created a network of museums across the country. 

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Algren pocket park
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