Waynedale History

A LANDMARK OF EARLY WAYNEDALE - THE TOWER STATION-located at the northwest corner of Old Trail and Lower Huntington Roads (currently East of Chicago Pizza).  Closeness to the road attracted oil companies such as this one in the 1920s and 1930s. The Tower Station was owned by Homer Crowl in 1930. The business contained a lunch room, juke box, and was a hangout for all the young kids.

In 1919 my father, Edgar B. Noble Sr., bought 5 acres at the southwest corner of Indianapolis Road (then State Road 1, now McArthur Drive) and Lewisburg Road (now Ideal Avenue). The east boundary was the L. E. & W, (leave, early and walk railroad). This area was enjoying the greatest population growth of any rural community and my dad decided that this would be a good place to start a business.

The summer of 1920 was spent building a 24' X 32' structure close to the road. This closeness to...

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Looking Back at Waynedale History written by Ed Noble

The way of life in the 1910s and 1920s found people who were very energetic, busy, and happy, with a very simple lifestyle. The hardships of doing with less of most everything, taught us an appreciation of things, which are now taken for granted i.e., our country and its people, and the opportunity for new challenges.

In 1918 when a heart patient had a flutter there were but two choices, either move to California (often to die there) or if you had no money you could move to the country for...

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Looking Back at Waynedale History written by Ed Noble

In the early 1870's the railroad spur at the Lower Huntington Road intersection ignited the adventuresome spirit of our early settlers who wanted to be country dwellers. Pioneer landowners such as the Masons, Bradburys, and Weavers were most willing to sell acreage lots. Lewis and Catherine Mason saw an opportunity and placed a north south road west of the railroad from the Lower Huntington Road south to the Indianapolis Road (McArthur Drive), it was called Lewisburg Road (now Ideal...

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