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Waynedale History

LOOKING BACK AT WAYNEDALE HISTORY

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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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LOOKING BACK AT WAYNEDALE HISTORY

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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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LUTHERAN FOUNDATION HISTORY

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Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1904 was a historic and eventful day for hundreds of Missouri Synod Lutherans of Fort Wayne and vicinity. It was truly a joyous day of Thanksgiving as they gathered together with friends and neighbors to participate in the dedication and formal opening of Lutheran Hospital, at Fairfield and Wildwood Avenues. The Judge Lindley M. Ninde's 21-room homestead, which had been purchased in 1903, was rehabilitated and converted into a 25-patient-bed facility. Plans for...

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