Waynedale History

the  home of Miami Chief Richardville built in 1827.  The exterior has been restored and the interior is largely unrestored due to an ongoing research. photos by

The Chief Richardville House at 5705 Bluffton Road (behind 1st Source Bank) is open for public tours starting Saturday, June 26 from 1-4PM. All media, city officials and History Center members were invited to attend the ribbon cutting and wine reception on Friday, June 25th from 5-7PM. The house will be open for public tours every Saturday through November 6th. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for members, children and seniors. Appointments and group tours at discounted rates are available...

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The Fort Wayne Aviation Company

As you drive west from Waynedale to 5036 Lower Huntington Road, before you get to Smith Road, you come to what was once the Fort Wayne Aviation Company. The property is on the north side of the road and if you look north, you can see the south side of Hansen Aggregates and the east property line of Primco Incoporated. There is a pond just down the incline from Lower Huntington and there is a house and garage that sits just west of the pond.

The airport runway...

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The Tower and the Church

 

In the late 1920's a first lone gasoline pump occupied the northwest corner of Old Trail and Lower Huntington Roads, where East of Chicago Pizza now resides. The sign at the corner often said: 'Out of Gas.' This single pump was replaced by three new pumps owned by the Tower City Service Station. They supplied Regular and Ethyl gasoline as well as Kerosene. Kerosene was a needed fuel for both heating and cooking and was heavily used during the depression...

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