Waynedale History

On January 28, 1966 Herbert G. Bredemeier gave a lecture before the Fort Wayne Quest Club titled, "Colorful Journalism in Fort Wayne." The Fort Wayne Quest Club later selected his lecture for publication in their book titled The Quest for Fort Wayne. In the next several issues of The Waynedale News, Herbert Bredemeier's Quest Club lecture will be printed in its entirety: People today can hardly imagine an America without magazines, or even one without daily newspapers.

The first American...

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Donn P. Werling, executive director for the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, has announced his plans to retire effective November 30. The Society, commonly known as The History Center, oversees a museum in the old City Hall Building, the adjacent Barr Street Market, and the Chief Richardville House on Bluffton Road.

In announcing Werling's resignation at a recent board meeting, Matt Elliott, president of the Society's Board of Directors, said, "While we are sad to see Donn leave, we...

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The old Firehouse # 5 is looking like new. The oak doors have been striped and re-varnished and the 114 year-old bricks look like they were just laid yesterday.

An open house for the newly restored building was 4 PM to 6 PM, Tuesday, September 11, 2007.

The party drew many neighbors, as well as local dignitaries.

The restored firehouse, at 1405 Broadway, will be occupied by the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 124. Downstairs there will be a meeting room and the...

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