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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Allen County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Allen County, Indiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Allen County, IN (123) Adams County, IN (24) DeKalb County, IN (45) Huntington County, IN (55) Noble County, IN (19) Wells County, IN (11) Whitley County, IN (37) Defiance County, OH (118) Paulding County, OH (38) Van Wert County, OH (69)  AllenCounty(123) Allen County (123)  AdamsCounty(24) Adams County (24)  DeKalbCounty(45) DeKalb County (45)  HuntingtonCounty(55) Huntington County (55)  NobleCounty(19) Noble County (19)  WellsCounty(11) Wells County (11)  WhitleyCounty(37) Whitley County (37)  DefianceCountyOhio(118) Defiance County (118)  PauldingCounty(38) Paulding County (38)  VanWertCounty(69) Van Wert County (69)
Fort Wayne is the county seat for Allen County
Adjacent to Allen County, Indiana
      Adams County (24)  
      DeKalb County (45)  
      Huntington County (55)  
      Noble County (19)  
      Wells County (11)  
      Whitley County (37)  
      Defiance County, Ohio (118)  
      Paulding County, Ohio (38)  
      Van Wert County, Ohio (69)  
 
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1Indiana, Allen County, Auburn — Imagine the Untold Stories
On North County Line Road East (County Road 72) east of County Road 29, on the right when traveling east.
In 2012, God laid a vision on the hearts of the County Line leadership to continue restoring our communities with Christ by expanding the facilities on this site. The project would cost $5 million, far beyond anything the church had ever done. . . . Map (db m211298) HM
2Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — "Johnny Appleseed"[ John Chapman ]
Near West Jefferson Blvd..
Born in Massachusetts, 1776 Died near Fort Wayne, 1843. Buried in the David Archer Cemetery Pioneer apple grower of Indiana and Ohio. The Indiana Horticultural Society and all those who are endeavoring to carry on the work he nobly commenced . . . Map (db m59649) HM
3Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Abraham Lincoln • The Hoosier Youth
On South Harrison Street south of West Douglas Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
Abraham Lincoln Came to Indiana in 1816 when but seven years old. Upon becoming of age in 1830 he migrated to Illinois. This statue by Paul Manship portrays Abraham Lincoln as a Hoosier youth.Map (db m162800) HM
4Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Allen County and Fort Wayne W.W. I Memorial — Spirit of the American Doughboy -and- Spirit of American Navy —
On Randall Street east of Glasgow Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
( Front ) Argonne —— ∮—— Cantigny Allen County and Fort Wayne their Tribute to the Glory of their Sons Loyalty — Courage Sacrifice — Victory 1917 —— 1918 . . . Map (db m54627) HM
5Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Allen County Revolutionary War Memorial
Near O'Day Road north of Yellow River Road, on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated to the Memory Of the Following Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Allen County Michael Cronts James Ball Charles Weeks, Sr. William Berry Samuel Bird, Sgt. James Saunders Gurdin Burnham, Sgt. David Blair . . . Map (db m73263) WM
6Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Allen County Veterans Memorial
On Maumee Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Memorial Park Neighborhood Association lasting legacy for the Fort Wayne bicentennial celebration August 1994 A Memorial Tribute to Past, Present and Future Veterans of Allen County, Indiana In this monument, during this the . . . Map (db m197331) WM
Paid Advertisement
7Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Arthur R. Smith
On Maumee Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Erected in memory of Arthur R Smith Pioneer aviator who gave his life in U.S. Air Mail Service By the citizens of Fort Wayne A.D. 1926Map (db m197333) HM
8Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Barr And ColumbiaWhere Allen County Began
On E. Main Street, on the left when traveling east.
Allen County was created on April 1, 1824, by a December 1823 act of the Indiana General Assembly. The newly created county was named for Col. John Allen of the Kentucky militia who had helped relieve the siege of Fort Wayne in 1812 and who was . . . Map (db m197324) HM
9Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Billon/Keegan House519 West Washington Boulevard — (East half of Lot Four, Block 31, in Ewing's Addition to Fort Wayne.) —
On West Washington Boulevard just west of Fairfield Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
9 January 1865. Patrick H. Keegan sold this half-lot to carpenter James C. Dillon who built a frame, one, and one-half story house. 28 June 1889. His three daughters sold this house to Patrick H. Keegan. 21 April 1914. Mr. . . . Map (db m197188) HM
10Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — 02.1963.1 — Camp Allen 1861-64Civil War Mustering-In Camp
On Center Street at Huron Street, on the left when traveling south on Center Street. Reported missing.
Colonel Hugh B. Reed served as first Commandant. Here the 30th, 44th, 74th, 88th, and 100th Indiana Regiments and the 11th Indiana Battery were organized.Map (db m65185) HM
11Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Carole Lombard
On Rockhill Street at Thieme Drive, on the right when traveling south on Rockhill Street.
In this house on October 6, 1908, was born Jane Alice Peters. Daughter of Frederick C. and Elizabeth Knight Peters, she took the professional name of Carole Lombard and became one of the most important figures in the motion picture industry. . . . Map (db m109155) HM
12Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Cathedral of Immaculate Conception
On Clinton Street, on the right when traveling north.
Oldest church structure in continuous use in Fort Wayne area and seat of Catholicism in Northern Indiana. Christianity carried to this part of the New World in 1600's by Catholic missionaries. Land formerly part of burial ground for Miami . . . Map (db m45024) HM
13Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Cemetery of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran ChurchFort Wayne, Indiana — Founded in 1844
Near Coldwater Road at E. Ludwig Road, on the right when traveling south. Reported missing.
The Rural Branch School of the Church was located adjacent to the cemetery. School was conducted from 1844 to 1920. The building and grounds were sold to the State for the interchange of Highways I 69 and U.S. 27.Map (db m76433) HM
Paid Advertisement
14Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Chief Little Turtle1752 - 1812
On Lawton Place, 0.1 miles east of Spy Run Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
ME-SHE-KIN-QUAH, Chief of the Miami Indians Teacher of his people Friend of the United States His endeavors toward peace should serve as an inspiration for future generations This plot of ground, the last resting place of Chief . . . Map (db m21066) HM
15Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Columbia Street
On W. Columbia Street, on the left when traveling west.
For nearly a century, the principal business street of Fort Wayne, named for Dana Columbia, hotel and canal boat operator. Here was the terminal for passengers and freight arriving and departing via stagecoach and canal. Ground broken for . . . Map (db m197141) HM
16Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Duck Creek: Early Industry and Business Development
Fort Wayne business had a start on Duck Street, named for the 19th century Duck Creek that drained the area from the higher ground near Superior Street into the St. Mary’s River. Along Duck Creek in the 1840s and 50s stood the City Mills, one of the . . . Map (db m16997) HM
17Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Earliest Railroad
The Wabash & Erie Canal was instrumental in the construction of the first railways in Fort Wayne, which quickly became a railroading center in the Midwest. In 1852, along the canal at the present-day railroad elevation that borders the south edge of . . . Map (db m16996) HM
18Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Early Effort To Build A Park
Around the turn of the century, the nationwide “City Beautiful” movement found local expression through the efforts of Charles Mulford Robinson and nationally known landscape architect George Kessler. Seeking to reclaim the natural . . . Map (db m17034) HM
19Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Early Masonic Lodge
Near South Calhoun Street.
Old fort near this point was site of first Masonic meetings in northern Indiana, early spring 1823, leading in October to original Wayne Lodge No. 25, ancestor of present Lodge of same name and number.Map (db m213792) HM
20Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Emboyd TheatreFounded May 14, 1928
On West Jefferson Boulevard east of South Harrison Street, on the right when traveling east.
Reopened November 12, 1952 as the Embassy Theatre Acquired by the Embassy Theatre Foundation December 2, 1974Map (db m162799) HM
Paid Advertisement
21Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton1810 - 1889 — Pioneer in Religion, Education, Philanthropy, Reform —
Near South Clinton Street.
She encouraged local efforts to form First Presbyterian Church, establish a public library, support the national Women's Suffrage Movement, and donated land for Fort Wayne's first African-American church. The Hamilton Estate on Clinton Street . . . Map (db m16967) HM
22Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Fire Station #3
On W. Washington Boulevard, on the right when traveling east.
Fire Station #3 226 W. Washington Blvd has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1893Map (db m197147) HM
23Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — First Americans
The confluence area of the Three Rivers was known to the native people since as early as the end of the last Ice Age, more than 10,000 years ago. As the glaciers melted and receded, they paused here creating a high point in the topography of the . . . Map (db m17064) HM
24Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — First Presbyterian Church
On West Wayne Street just east of Ewing Street, on the left when traveling east.
The first Presbyterian minister to conduct services at Fort Wayne was the Rev. Matthew Wallace, an Ohio pastor who served as chaplain to the army under General William Henry Harrison during the War of 1812 and accompanied the troops in the relief . . . Map (db m197192) HM
25Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — First Wayne Street United Methodist ChurchErected 1972
On Wayne Street east of Barr Street, on the right when traveling east.
Methodism in Fort Wayne area originated with the establishment of a mission in 1828. Changed to Berry Street Chapel in 1840. Divided into First and Wayne Street Churches in 1849. Reunited in 1968.Map (db m197284) HM
26Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Flood Retention Walls
The concrete retention walls at the north end of the plaza will help downtown Fort Wayne withstand future flooding when the rivers rise. They were constructed where sandbaggers and volunteers worked during the flood of 1982 to build a dike to . . . Map (db m17061) HM
27Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — 02.2000.1 — Fort Miamis
On Van Buren Street at Michaels Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Van Buren Street.
[Marker Front]: French built a palisaded fort on this strategic site in 1722; named Fort Saint Philippe des Miamis. One of three French forts built in what is now Indiana to protect French fur trade from encroaching English. First of five . . . Map (db m21029) HM
28Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Fort Wayne ~ Fort Dearborn Trail
On North Wells Street, on the right when traveling north.
An ancient Indian trail, through Pottawattomie country, variably called the Dragoon, White Pigeon, Great Northwestern and Fort Dearborn Road. After 1795 used for mail delivery between Fort Wayne and Fort Dearborn. Captain Wells, Wayne spy, was slain . . . Map (db m20782) HM
29Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Fort Wayne Historic DistrictThe Landing
On S. Clinton Street at W. Columbia Street, on the right when traveling south on S. Clinton Street.
National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m197140) HM
30Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Fort Wayne Masonic Temple
On East Washington Boulevard just west of South Barr Street, on the left when traveling west.
. . . Map (db m197196) HM
31Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Fort Wayne Printing Building
On W. Washington Boulevard, on the right when traveling east.
Fort Wayne Printing Building c. 1911 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m197146) HM
32Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Fort Wayne Public High School
On S. Barr Street, on the right when traveling south.
Anthis Career Center 1971 Central High School 1922 Public High School 1904 Dedicated on July 16, 2014Map (db m197198) HM
33Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Forty et Eight
Near O'Day Road north of Yellow River Road, on the right when traveling north.
Veterans Honor Degree of the American Legion
  • "BLACKJACK II" Locomotive / BOXCAR represents the Heritage of 40 ET8.
  • Origin is from WWI - France.
  • Organized in 1920 by Legionaires as the Fun-Honor . . . Map (db m116314) WM
34Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Headwaters Park
Architect Eric R. Kuhne was commissioned to design a flood control plan that would provide for a park and premier festival center. It could also serve as a model for flood control in other sections of the country. The Headwaters Park Commission was . . . Map (db m17037) HM
35Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Headwaters Park
Near South Clinton Street (U.S. 27) 0.3 miles south of East 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Reported damaged.
Headwaters Park has been created by the citizens of Fort Wayne through their donations, ideas, and labor as a means of flood control in the city. Earlier designs had a similar purpose. George Kessler's plan of 1912 envisioned a greenspace for . . . Map (db m197058) HM
36Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — 02.1992.1 — Home of Philo T. Farnsworth
On St. Joseph Blvd at E. State Blvd, on the right when traveling south on St. Joseph Blvd.
Home 1948-1967 of Farnsworth, inventor of television. Farnsworth (1906-1971) was instrumental in perfecting the image formation mechanism which enabled the first effective image transmission in 1927. Farnsworth Radio and Television Corporation in . . . Map (db m65186) HM
37Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — I Have A Dream
On South Clinton Street (U.S. 27) just south of East 4th Street, on the right when traveling south.
. . . Map (db m162945) HM
38Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Indiana Hotel
On W. Jefferson Boulevard, on the right when traveling east.
Indiana Hotel opened May 24, 1928 acquired by the Embassy Theatre Foundation December 2, 1974Map (db m197232) HM
39Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Jail Flats
Reported missing.
Because of the often soggy conditions that discouraged use as either residential or commercial property, the area of Headwaters Park became known as the Jail Flats. The first jail in Allen County was a two-story hewn-log structure that was enclosed . . . Map (db m197061) HM
40Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — John B. Franke1866 – 1927
On Ewing Street, on the right when traveling north.
“Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Ft. Wayne Chamber of Commerce – Jan. 7, 2927) J.B. Franke dedicated his lift to service of others. He donated 80 acres to the City of Fort Wayne, which is now known as Franke park. Mr. . . . Map (db m119974) HM
41Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Johnny Appleseed1774-1845
Near Parnell Avenue, 0.1 miles east of Spy Run Avenue Extension, on the left.
Johnny Appleseed legendary planter of orchards across Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, was a real person named John Chapman. He was a friend to all God's creatures and a missionary for the Swedenborgian religion, a Christian denomination. He was . . . Map (db m21560) HM
42Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Journal Gazette Building
On South Clinton Street south of East Main Street, on the left when traveling south.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m54648) HM
43Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Kekionga
On Edgewater Avenue, 0.5 miles west of Lafort Street, on the left.
This area of the Three Rivers was a site of settlement of Native Americans for as much as 10,000 years. The collection of villages known as Kekionga, located in the present-day Lakeside neighborhood, was a center of the Miami nation in historic . . . Map (db m21501) HM
44Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Kresge-Groth Building
On South Calhoun Street just south of West Wayne Street, on the right when traveling south.
Kresge-Groth Building c. 1926 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m197144) HM
45Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — League Park
The first professional organized league baseball game was played here on May 4, 1871 ending in a victory for the Fort Wayne Kekiongas over the Cleveland Forest Citys by a score of 2-0. A wooden structure was built in 1883 and rebuilt numerous times . . . Map (db m59686) HM
46Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Lindenwood Cemetery
On W. Main Street, on the left when traveling north.
Founded 1859 - Dedicated May 30, 1860, was enrolled on the National Register of Historic Places February 17, 1978 by the U.S. Department of Interior. Here in Lindenwood thousands of memorials relate to local, state and national history.Map (db m44598) HM
47Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Little Turtle
Reported missing.
Miami Chief Mishikinakwa or Me-she-kin-no-quah, known to the Euro-Americans as Little Turtle, born circa 1747, played a significant role in the settlement of the area surrounding the confluence of the Three Rivers. He was the most successful Native . . . Map (db m197057) HM
48Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Little Turtle
On South Clinton Street (U.S. 27) south of East 4th Street, on the left when traveling south.
Little Turtle Me-She-Kin-No-Quah Chief of Miami Indian Nation In Commemoration of our nation's BicentennialMap (db m197136) WM
49Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Louis Mohr Block
On West Wayne Street just east of South Harrison Street, on the left when traveling east.
Louis Mohr Block has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built 1891Map (db m197195) HM
50Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Major General Anthony Wayne
On East Main Street at South Clinton Street, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street.
In the early 1790s, the United States Army suffered two serious defeats at the hands of Indians under the leadership of Little Turtle, war chief of the Miami nation. In response, President George Washington sent Revolutionary War hero Gen. . . . Map (db m119973) HM
51Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Maumee - Wabash Portage"Glorious Gate"
On Lindenwood Avenue, 0 miles north of West Jefferson Boulevard, on the right when traveling north.
Only land barrier on shortest trade route between Quebec and New Orleans. Eastern landing of eight- mile carry from St. Mary's to Little River. Used by Indians, French, British and American traders.Map (db m21061) HM
52Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Meshekinnoquah(Chief Little Turtle)
On Lawton Place, 0.1 miles east of Spy Run Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Chief Little Turtle was one of the most feared and respected leaders during the frontier wars of the 1780s and 1790s when Fort Wayne was born. Known to his people as Meshekinnoquah, Little Turtle is thought to have been born in 1752 in a village . . . Map (db m21503) HM
53Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Miami Legend of the Sandhill Crane
Long before settlers appeared on the scene, the American Indian people here used the sandhill crane as a symbol for their tribe. Early British and American officials referred to the people we know as Miami as “Twightwees” in various . . . Map (db m17068) HM
54Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Mother GeorgeCivil War Nurse — 1808-1865 —
On 323 East Berry Street.
The first Fort Wayne home of Mrs. Eliza E. George was near this spot. At the age of 54 she helped make Civil War nursing history. Mother George, as she was known to thousands of Union soldiers, served with front line troops in Mississippi, . . . Map (db m44085) HM
55Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Old Aqueduct Club Memorial
On West Main Street at Rockhill Street, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street.
The Aqueduct Carrying the Wabash and Erie Canal across the St. Marys River was located just north of the bridge about where the Nickle Plate Railroad crosses the river and was the playground and swimminghole for the West End Boys. Completed . . . Map (db m99093) HM
56Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Old Fort Wayne Well
On East Main Street at Clay Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street.
The "Old Well," an important factor in the existence of the fort and its people, saved the fort from Indian fire brands in 1812. Fort Wayne was first built, near by, in 1794. It was rebuilt, on this site, in 1804, and 1815. Research by . . . Map (db m21210) HM
57Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Olen J. Pond Memorial
On Maumee Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Memorial to Olen J. Pond and to The veterans of the World War Erected by Mrs. O. J. PondMap (db m197334) WM
58Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Operation MP-125 Veterans Memorial
On Maumee Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Harold T. Adams • William H. Ahrens • Spencer T. Alden • Horace W. Barnes • Charles Baron • Russell C. Barrett • Lansing Behrman • John C. Berry • Edward Bethner • Walter G Betz • Samuel Bibo • Leo J, Boaeuf • Albert B. Board . . . Map (db m197332) WM
59Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Pirogue Landing
On Superior Street at Spy Run Avenue / Purple Heart Memorial Hwy (U.S. 27), on the left when traveling east on Superior Street.
Terminal point where French-Canadian boats, hollowed from 30-60 foot poplar logs, brought families and cargo up the Maumee River from Toledo and Detroit, and returned furs to Lake Erie in exchange for traders' supplies, from the late 1700's until . . . Map (db m16957) HM
60Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Purple Heart Tribute Memorial
Near O'Day Road north of Yellow River Road, on the right when traveling north.
This Purple Heart tribute is provided in remembrance of all combat wounded veterans who have made the supreme sacrifice for their country. May their noble virtues live forever in our memory.Map (db m73447) WM
61Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Richardville1761 - 1841
On South Calhoun Street north of East Lewis Street, on the right when traveling north.
Richardville 1761 - 1841 Made Chief of the Miamis for his Daring rescue of a White prisoner from Burning at the StakeMap (db m52919) HM
62Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Schmitz Block
On S. Calhoun Street at W. Washington Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on S. Calhoun Street.
Schmitz Block c. 1888 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m197145) HM
63Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Shanty Town And The Great Depression
On S. Clinton Street, on the right when traveling north.
South Clinton Street gained notoriety as a Depression era "Shanty town.” The "hobo heaven” or "hobo jungle” that sprang up on the "Jail Flats” became home to hundreds of families at its peak in 1933, filling the area with tarpaper shacks and smoke . . . Map (db m197137) HM
64Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Site of Last French Fort
On Northside Drive at St. Joseph Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Northside Drive.
Erected, 1750, by Captain Raimond Surrendered to the British under Lieutenant Butler in 1760. Ensign Richard Holmes and British garrison massacred by Miami Indians in 1763. The most severe engagement of battle between Gen. Josiah . . . Map (db m21036) HM
65Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Site of the Fort Wayne CollegeBetter known as the old M.E. College
On Thieme Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Established in 1846 as the Fort Wayne Female College on grounds donated by Wm. Rockhill. In 1855 the college consolidated with the Fort Wayne Collegiate Institute for Young Men and it was then call the M.E. College. In 1890 the college grounds . . . Map (db m100138) HM
66Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — St. Mother Theodore Guerin
On S. Calhoun Street, on the right when traveling north.
St. Mother Theodore Guerin founded the first catholic school in Fort Wayne on this site in 1846. Her community, The Sisters of Providence, taught young people of Fort Wayne for over 125 years. She was canonized a Saint October 15, 2006 . . . Map (db m197229) HM
67Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
On South Barr Street at East Lewis Street, on the left when traveling north on South Barr Street.
Organized by Rev. Jesse Hoover on October 14, 1837, with a congregation of 24 families, it was the first Lutheran church in the Fort Wayne area. A school was organized by Rev. Hoover the same year. Originally known as the First Evangelical Lutheran . . . Map (db m162795) HM
68Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Allen County Courthouse
On South Calhoun Street at East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on South Calhoun Street.
The present Allen County Courthouse is the fourth to serve the county's judicial needs. Its cornerstone was laid on November 17, 1897, in the largest public ceremony held in Fort Wayne to that time. Louis Peltier, who had been born in the fort in . . . Map (db m162792) HM
69Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Barr Street Market
On E. Wayne Street at Barr Street, on the right when traveling west on E. Wayne Street.
The Barr Street Market is the oldest market in Fort Wayne. The land was donated to the city by Samuel Hanna in 1837, and within six months a small frame market house was built; merchants rented stalls for $5 per year. and the market were named . . . Map (db m197286) HM
70Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Battle of Harmar's Ford
On Edgewater Avenue at Dearborn Street, on the left when traveling west on Edgewater Avenue.
To the Memory of Major John Wyllys And His Brave Soldiers Who Were Killed Near this Spot In The Battle of Harmar's Ford Oct. 22, 1790 With the Indians Under Chief Little TurtleMap (db m21358) HM
71Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Battle of Kekionga
On Edgewater Avenue at Dearborn Street, on the left when traveling west on Edgewater Avenue.
The Battle of Kekionga in October 1790 was the first battle fought by the United States Army after the War for Independence. The campaign had been ordered by President Washington against the Miami settlement of Kekionga, the center of Indian . . . Map (db m21497) HM
72Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Bicentennial Heritage Trail
On E. Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
During Fort Wayne's 1994 Bicentennial Celebration, this walking trail of selected major sites in Fort Wayne's history was developed as a Lasting Legacy to the City with grants from the Journal- Gazette Foundation, Essex Group, Inc., and Witwer . . . Map (db m197316) HM
73Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Canal House
On East Superior Street, on the right when traveling east.
In 1852 John Brown, a stonemason, built this last remaining vestige of the early canal era in FortWayne. A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Brown came by canal boat to Allen County in 1847 with his wife Mary. He and his Scottish business partner, . . . Map (db m100141) HM
74Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Concrete Restoration Walls
On S. Clinton Street, on the left when traveling north.
The concrete retention walls at the north end of the plaza will help downtown Fort Wayne withstand future flooding when the rivers rise. They were constructed where sandbaggers and volunteers worked during the flood of 1982 to build a dike to . . . Map (db m197138) HM
75Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Elektron Building
On East Berry Street west of Barr Street, on the right when traveling west.
Designed by Fort Wayne architects John Wing and Marshall Mahurin, the Elektron Building was built in 1895. The name Elektron inscribed on the cornice at the top of the building reflected the business interests in early electrical engineering of the . . . Map (db m162797) HM
76Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Embassy Theater
On W. Jefferson Boulevard, on the left when traveling east.
The Embassy Theater is the last of the great movie and stage houses in Fort Wayne, and its restoration marks one of the city's outstanding volunteer efforts. Construction of the theater and the adjoining Indiana Hotel was begun in 1926. . . . Map (db m197230) HM
77Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The First French Fort / The First Playground in Fort Wayne
On Van Buren Street at Michaels Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Van Buren Street.
[Left side of marker]:The First French Fort The French lived among the Miami at the Three Rivers as early as 1697 when Jean Baptiste Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes (d. 1719), and Francois Marie Bissot de Vincennes, the son of Jean Baptiste . . . Map (db m26867) HM
78Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The First Police Station
On East Berry Street west of South Clinton Street (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling west.
1863 marked the beginning of the first organized Police Force in the city. The council named a captain and three patrolmen to serve from twilight to daybreak. On this site was located the first city Police Station. It contained three iron cages on . . . Map (db m44086) HM
79Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Floods
Most often the rivers here brought prosperity. They are the reason humanbeings settled here; established a land portage to connect with the Wabash River system; and attracted the canal followed by rails, highways, industry, and homes. They brought . . . Map (db m17030) HM
80Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Fur Traders and the Military at Fort Wayne
The French built Fort St. Philippe (Fort Miamis) west of this area by 1722, to command the land portage here between the Maumee and Wabash Rivers. It was important to the French to protect the area in their political competition with the British as . . . Map (db m17067) HM
81Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Historic Canton Laundry1016 Broadway — Built 1890 —
On Broadway just south of West Washington Boulevard, on the right when traveling south.
Over the course of the last hundred & twenty-five years this building has been the home to various neighborhood businesses
Unknown…1890-1918 Round Oak Heating…1918-1935 The Frank Ning Laundry…1935-1970 The Canton . . . Map (db m197190) HM
82Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Home Of Sion Bass, Civil War Hero
On West Washington Boulevard at Fairfield Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West Washington Boulevard.
John Grimes constructed a house on this lot in 1842, and on March 13, 1854, he sold the place to Sion S. Bass and his wife, Eliza. Sion Bass had come to Fort Wayne in 1848 from Salem, Kentucky, and worked for the Ewing fur-trading enterprise. He was . . . Map (db m197189) HM
83Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Last Two American Forts / The Siege of 1812
On East Main Street at Clay Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street.
The Last Two American Forts In 1798, Col. Thomas Hunt began construction on this site of the second American fort at the Three Rivers. this fort, which was completed in 1800, replaced the first, hastily built one erected nearby to the . . . Map (db m21219) HM
84Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Lincoln Tower
On E. Berry Street, on the right when traveling west.
Construction of the Lincoln Tower began less than a month before the stock market crash of October 1929 that signaled the beginning of the Great Depression. Completed in November 1930, the 312-foot Tower was for many years Indiana's tallest . . . Map (db m197233) HM
85Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The News-Sentinel Building
On S. Barr Street, on the left when traveling north.
The News-Sentinel Building was constructed in 1925 by Oscar Foellinger, the publisher of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. The News Sentinel traces its history to the first newspaper in Fort Wayne, The Sentinel, which began publication as a . . . Map (db m197287) HM
86Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Nickel Plate Railroad
On S. Barr Street, on the left when traveling south.
In 1880, the New York, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad, known commonly as "The Nickel Plate Road,” purchased from the Wabash & Erie Canal the right-of-way through central Fort Wayne. The construction of the railroad on the site of the old . . . Map (db m197329) HM
87Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Old City Hall
On E. Berry Street, on the left when traveling east.
The Fort Wayne City Building, later called "The Old City Hall,” was designed by local architects John Wing and Marshall Mahurin and was dedicated on April 20, 1893, by Mayor Charles Zollinger. Called by some "The Hapsburg Horror” as a . . . Map (db m197283) HM
88Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Paul
On West Washington Boulevard at Fairfield Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Washington Boulevard.
The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Paul was established at this site in 1864 for German-speaking Catholics of the then northwestern part of Fort Wayne. Over the course of 138 years, this property also served the needs of St. Paul . . . Map (db m197185) HM
89Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Rotary Club Of Fort WayneCelebrating 100 Years of "Service Above Self"
On West Wayne Street at Library Plaza, on the right when traveling east on West Wayne Street.
The Rotary Club of Fort Wayne was established January 9, 1915, when 35 local business professionals and community leaders held the Clubs first meeting at the former Commercial Club on Harrison Street in downtown Fort Wayne. In the 100 years since . . . Map (db m197194) HM
90Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Site of General Wayne's FortDedicated October 22nd 1794
On Clay Street at East Berry Street, on the left when traveling north on Clay Street.
It was the first United States fort near "Three Rivers". This fort commanded the shortest portage between the St. Lawrence and Mississippi systems a portage known to the Indians as "Glorious Gate" and a strategic cross-roads in early trade and . . . Map (db m21020) HM
91Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Transfer Corner
On S. Calhoun Street at E. Main Street, on the right when traveling north on S. Calhoun Street.
The intersection of Main and Calhoun streets was the busiest corner in Fort Wayne between the 1890s and the 1960s, for it was here, at the "Transfer Corner,” that all the trolleys (and later buses) converged from their various routes. . . . Map (db m197143) HM
92Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Wabash & Erie Canal
Anchoring the southern edge of the Headwaters Park “Thumb” until circa 1874, the Wabash & Erie Canal’s importance to transportation to the western part of the United States and to the growth of Fort Wayne was substantial. Headwaters Park . . . Map (db m16985) HM
93Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — The Wabash And Erie Canal
On S. Barr Street, on the left when traveling south.
Past this point flowed the Wabash and Erie Canal begun at Fort Wayne in 1832 rad dedicated at Fort Wayne July 4, 1843. m its final phase the canal ran from Maumee Bay on Lake Erie, through Fort Wayne and southwestward to Lafayette and thence . . . Map (db m197327) HM
94Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — These are the Hamilton Women of Fort Wayne
Near Clinton Street.
Edith (seated), scholar of Greek and Roman mythology, wrote the classic text, The Greek Way. Alice (standing), Edith's sister, influential industrial physician, advanced the reform of unsafe working conditions in our nation's factories. . . . Map (db m16956) HM
95Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — This Barr And Columbia Street Intersection
On E. Main Street, on the left when traveling east.
This Barr and Columbia Street intersection is the center from which Civic Fort Wayne Grew North West Barnett-Hanna Trading Post 1819 First Post Office 1820 North East Suttenfield Tavern 1823 South West . . . Map (db m197325) HM
96Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Trinity English Lutheran Church
On West Wayne Street just west of Ewing Street, on the right when traveling east.
Henry Rudisill, whose efforts had resulted in the establishment of Fort Wayne's first German Lutheran congregation in 1837, also initiated the founding of the community's first English-speaking Lutheran parish, the English Lutheran Church of the . . . Map (db m197187) HM
97Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Trinity Episcopal Churh
On West Berry Street at Fulton Street, on the left when traveling west on West Berry Street.
The Protestant Episcopal Assembly met May 26, 1839 with 17 charter members in Fort Wayne's courthouse. They built First Trinity Episcopal Church in 1847 on the northwest corner, Berry and Harrison Streets. Present Trinity Church built 1865, . . . Map (db m197191) HM
98Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — USAC’s First Race
On Coliseum Blvd (Indiana Route 930) east of Parnell Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
One of auto racing’s premier sanctioning bodies, the United States Auto Club (USAC). Held it’s very first race here in Fort Wayne, at the historic Allen County Memorial Coliseum. USAC was formed urgently on September 16, 1955, when racing . . . Map (db m207690) HM WM
99Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — 02.1992.2 — Wabash and Erie Canal Groundbreaking
On West Main Street at Growth Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street.
On February 22, 1832, ground was broken two blocks north for the canal, which would link Lake Erie at Toledo with the Ohio River at Evansville. Jordan Vigus, Canal Commissioner, Charles W. Ewing, Samuel Hanna, Elias Murray participated in the . . . Map (db m21045) HM
100Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne — Wayne Trace
On Wayne Trace at New Haven Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Wayne Trace.
Wayne Trace Once the Indian trail to Cincinnati The route Of General Harmer's Army in 1790 Of General Wayne's When leaving the stockade Christened by Major Hamtramck "Fort Wayne" in 1794 Also of General Harrison's Army . . . Map (db m52749) HM

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