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2016-06-16 Barr street market, 1974
Like the title says…
2016-06-03 City locations, 1898
A few more photos taken from the time capsule discovered in the wall of the downtown Hall’s/Takaoka restaurant during their renovations a few years ago.
2016-05-19 The Gas House, 1950s
Courtesy of some friends of ours at Don Hall’s Old Gas House on the corner of Superior and Spy Run, here’s a picture of the old property, pre-restaurant, when it was up for sale.
2016-05-05 Barr street, 1960s
Barr Street from Washington….
2016-04-21 Concordia swingers, 1969
The Concordia Swingers of Concordia Lutheran High School…
2016-04-07 Foster Park
An aerial view of Foster Park, looking over the St Mary’s with Bluffton Road in the foreground.
2016-03-18 Welcome back… Herb Shriner
Herb Shriner, radio and television comedian, returned to Fort Wayne for a visit; here he performs on the harmonica in a store window.
2016-03-04 WOWO on the street, 1940s
We have almost no information on this one, but we thought it was pretty cool.
2016-02-19 Live WOWO Broadcast…
Not sure what year this is from…
2016-02-09 America First rally, October 3, 1941
Back in the late 30s and very early 40s, the America First movement opposed the United States’ involvement in what was then known as the war in Europe.
2016-01-22 Anthony Wayne Expressway, late 40s/early 50s
The idea of a thoroughfare cutting directly through downtown Fort Wayne was first proposed back in the late 40s (we think). This is an artist’s rendering of what that might have looked like.
2015-12-04 Barr Street Market
Barr Street Market, once upon a time…
2015-11-22 Calhoun Street
A bustling Calhoun Street back in… well, we don’t have a date for this one.
2015-11-10 Man’s Best Friend, 1977
We’ve run this one a few times before — many issues ago — but we like it.
2015-10-19 The Shroud, 1981
In the spirit of Halloween, and in the grand old tradition of local television horror movie hosts, we present a blast from the horrific past.
2015-10-17 Election Day, 1974
Democracy in action!
2015-10-02 WOWO on the street, 1940s
We have almost no information on this one, but we thought it was pretty cool…
2015-09-18 Fort Wayne Baseball Park
We don’t know what year this was, but we do know it was a postcard.
2015-09-03 Fire Prevention Display, late 40/early 50s
We don’t know the name of the gentlemen with his hand on the switch in this photo…
2015-08-20 Baseball at Municipal Beach Park
A baseball game at Municipal Beach Park.
2015-08-09 ACPL, 1974
You get two Old School Pics in this issue!
2015-08-09 Lincoln Life building, 1943
Now that’s a crowd!
2015-07-16 Barr Street 19??
Barr Street, once upon a time…
2015-07-03 South Barr 1938
Christmas in July.
2015-06-20 Calhoun Street confidential(ish)
Down these mean streets a man must go… 
2015-06-05 The Palace Theater
Like the headline says…
2015-05-18 Public Library, 1922
We ran this one a long time ago, and the info we had said January 24, 1922…
2015-05-04 Demonstration, 1976
A demonstration in front of the ACPL’s main entrance on Webster street, back in August, 1976.
2015-04-21 West on Wayne
Wayne street, 1960…
2015-04-07 View from Central High
Giving fresh meaning to “old school pic…
2015-03-19 Downtown, 1967
An aerial view of downtown Fort Wayne, June 1967…
2015-03-07 Wells Street
We don't know the year for this photo…
2015-02-21 Firehouse No. 8, circa 1905
Between DeWald and Creighton Streets, on the east side of Fairfield Ave…
2015-02-06 Broadway and Taylor, 1912
Just down the street from last issue’s Old School Pic (General Electric bus transfers), is the historic intersection of Broadway and Taylor.
2015-01-16 Broadway, 1950s
Broadway, sometime in the 1950s…
2014-12-19 Bowser Company Christmas Party, 1960
On December 17, 1960—Bowser Company held their annual Christmas party.
2014-12-06 Crystal Laundry, 1911
“Yes, we’re open for business” is what these fine proprietors…
2014-11-25 Plymouth Church, 1905
Plymouth Congregational Church was established in 1870.
2014-11-07 “Man on the Street,” 1930s
A little girl stands her ground at one of WOWO radio’s “Man on the Street” events…
2014-10-21 Crowd Control, November 12, 1964
Can you spot the person not having a good time?
2014-10-04 Odd Fellows Building, 1895
At the northeast corner of Calhoun and Wayne Streets once stood the magnificent Odd Fellows Building.
2014-09-23 Frankenstein Drug Store, 1890
Back in the day, loyal German-American patrons could buy their drugs and sundries at their friendly neighborhood Frankenstein Drug Store.
2014-09-04 Lindenwood Cemetary, 19??
The information we have on this idyllic, peaceful pic says it’s near the intersection of Parkway Drive and Center Drive…
2014-08-16 Fort Wayne City Crematory, 1902
The Fort Wayne City Crematory was state-of-the-art waste management—20th century style.
2014-08-02 Downtown Development, 1969
In the spirit of the Ash Center's "big dig" at Harrison and Wayne…
2014-07-03 “Blue Flu,” 1981
The photo itself is pretty cool — you’re facing the West side of Calhoun Street between main and Columbia. The date is March 25, 1981.
2014-06-09 Transfer Corner at Calhoun and Main, 1913
The “Transfer Corner” for streetcars at Calhoun and Main Streets…
2014-05-20 Fort Wayne Youtheatre cast, 197?
In honor of Wunderkammer’s tribute to Harvey Cocks Jr. this month, we thought we’d offer up the cast of a Youtheatre production of Charlotte’s Web.
2014-05-06 Palace Theater Lobby
This is the ornate lobby of Fort Wayne’s Palace Theater…
2014-04-22 Jefferson Theatre, 1939
This classic theater was built in 1912…
2014-04-03 Freiburger Building, 1906
On Columbia Street, between Calhoun and Clinton Streets, once stood the mighty Freiburger Building.
2014-03-25 Allen County Courthouse, 1930s
The largest county in the state is Allen County, for which Fort Wayne is the county seat.
2014-03-06 The Ann Colone Show, November 12 1964
Ann Colone was a Fort Wayne television and media personality who is probably best remembered as the host of “The Ann Colone Show"…
2014-02-24 Lincoln Bank Tower Main Lobby, 1955
In the “more things change...” category.
2014-02-11 Fort Wayne Public Library, 1955
The Fort Wayne Public Library, located at 301 West Wayne Street…
2014-01-27 The Rurode Dry Goods Co. Dept. Store, 1911
This is an interior shot of the Rurode Dry Goods Company Department Store.
2014-01-14 The Handy Record Shop, early 1950s
We’re running this pic again to honor the passing of Al Stiles at the age of 91…
2013-12-19 Bowser Company Christmas Party, 1960
On December 17, 1960—Bowser Company held their annual Christmas party…
2013-12-08 Clyde Theater, 1951
In honor of our story on the Clyde on page 6…
2013-11-19 St. Joseph Hospital, 1955
This view of the western facade of St. Joseph Hospital…
2013-11-04 Car in the St. Mary’s River, 1959
A car took a wrong turn…
2013-10-07 Fire bombs in the making, March 1952
Bowser, Inc., a world-famous manufacturer of fuel pumps…
2013-09-22 CALHOUN STREET, 1955
Looking north along Fort Wayne’s bustling business district,
2013-09-06 Packard Piano Factory
This illustration shows the world-famous Packard Piano Factory…
2013-08-18 Shopper’s Corner Fire, 1958
This dramatic photo captures a fire at Shopper's Corner on December 29, 1958.
2013-08-01 1948, North American Van Lines
n 1948, North American Van Lines opened its doors in this office building on the outskirts of New Haven.
2013-07-23 The Pixley-Long Building
Who remembers the Pixley-Long Block…
2013-07-03 TRF, 1974
We first ran this about 6 years ago…
2013-06-20 Court Street, late 50s
That’s Court Street viewed from Main, sometime in the late 50s…
2013-06-06 Parade on Berry
We don’t know the year, and we don’t know the occasion…
2013-05-16 Embassy Theatre, 1945
We can’t remember if we’ve run this one before…
2013-05-02 Washington & Calhoun, 1945
This one is a little fuzzy, but still pretty interesting.
2013-04-18 Jefferson Theater, 1949
In 1949, President Truman designated October 9 – 15 as Fire Prevention Week…
2013-04-04 Calhoun & Berry
The description we have dates this photo to the 1950s…
2013-02-28 1026 Berry Street
West Centralers will easily recognize 1026 Berry on the corner of Rockhill.
2013-02-14 On the bus
We don’t know what year this is from…
2013-02-02 Embassy Theatre, 1928
The opening of the Embassy Theatre in 1928,
2013-01-21 Barr Street Market
We have no idea what year this is from, but according to the ACPL, this is Mary Singer Gerardot of Monroeville…
2013-01-07 South Calhoun and East Berry, 1951
A fire prevention banner…
2012-12-24 The Handy Record Shop, 1940s
Back when we grooved to music on vinyl…
2012-12-06 Lincoln Tower, 1977
All lit up for Christmas…
2012-11-15 Berry and Calhoun, 1979
Crossing Berry at Calhoun…
2012-11-01 Man’s Best Friend, 1977
We’ve run this one before — about a hundred issues ago — but we like it.
2012-10-18 Pennsylvania Railroad Station
There’s old, and then there’s old…
2012-10-04 Rainy night on Calhoun
We love this picture.
2012-09-21 East Columbia Street, 1941
We have a date for this one.
2012-09-10 Baker Street, 1962
The information we have for this photo is almost as sparse as the image itself.
2012-08-16 Calhoun Street
We wish we knew the year for this very cool photo of a bustling Calhoun Street…
2012-08-02 First aid demo, 1942
At first glance, not much seems to be going on here.
2012-07-19 Barr Street Market, 1974
Like the title says…
2012-07-05 July, 1970
On the Landing.
2012-06-25 Friemann Square, 1976
We ran this one before, a little over 5 years ago, but we thought it had a summer feeling to it, so we brought it back…
2012-06-05 “Blue Flu,” 1981
The photo itself is pretty cool — you’re facing the West side of Calhoun Street between main and Columbia…
2012-05-21 Passenger Coach, 1940
Maybe it’s not the most exciting picture, but we like it.
2012-05-05 The Wells Street Bridge
We don't have a year for this photo…
2012-04-20 Genesis at IPFW, early 70s
A special thanks to Neil Andrews of Tennessee for this photo.
2012-04-05 State Street Bridge, 1952
Sure, this photo is from 1952, just like it says…
2012-03-15 Washington Street and Calhoun
This week’s OSP might feel a little familiar to some of you — several spots around town have a copy of it adorning their walls.
2012-03-01 West Superior
We don’t know what year this is…
2012-02-16 Snowy night, late 70s
You’ll have to take our word for it…
2012-02-02 Central Catholic High School, 1939
A riot?
2012-01-19 South Clinton
The year? We don’t know. We’re not even sure which direction we’re facing (North, maybe?)…
2012-01-09 The corner of Anthony and Wayne, early 1900s
We don’t have a year for this one; all we know is that it was taken around the turn of the century…
2011-12-19 Winter in Reservoir Park, 1930s
We used this one a few years ago…
2011-12-01 West Berry
According to the description we have, you’re looking East from Ewing street…
2011-11-17 Groundbreaking, December 1953
Isn’t there supposed to be another groundbreaking happening in town in November 2011?
2011-11-03 WOWO on the street, 1940s
We have almost no information on this one, but we thought it was pretty cool.
2011-10-20 Election Day, 1974
Democracy in action!
2011-10-06 Tiny Houses, 1928
A display for “Achievement Week” from January, 1928.
2011-09-15 Old City Hall Plaque
The occasion: the removal of a brass plaque from the old city hall at Barr and Berry Streets
2011-09-04 Barr Street
We don’t know how old this one is.
2011-08-21 Calhoun & Creighton
Like the title says…
2011-08-09 Calhoun Street, 1976
Early July may have been a more appropriate time to run this Old School Pic…
2011-07-18 Three Rivers Raft Race, 1974
The 2011 edition of the TRF has come and gone…
2011-06-20 Lincoln Life Building, 1943
Now that's a crowd!
2011-06-06 Wells Street
We don't know the year for this one…
2011-05-24 Fire Prevention Display, late 40/early 50s
We don’t know the name of the gentlemen with his hand on the switch in this photo…
2011-05-09 West Berry Street, 1898
From the “there’s old… and then there’s old” file…
2011-03-07 Downtown Development, 1969
Another one from the archives
2011-02-20 February 1965
Full confession: we’ve run this one before, though it was quite a while ago.
2011-02-06 July, 1970
Not really seasonally appropriate…
2011-01-24 Public Library, January 1922
We actually have dates and names for this one…
2011-01-09 St. Joe, 1927
“St. Joe.” That’s what the title says, and that’s pretty much all the information we have about this photo…
2010-12-19 Lincoln Tower, 1977
A nice shot of the Lincoln Tower at night, all lit up for Christmas.
2010-12-19 Extra Old School Pic
Sure, big electric Santas and Christmas lights in downtown windows and wreaths on every door are great…
2010-12-07 Calhoun & Main, 1946
Two trolley coaches at the corner of Calhoun and Main…
2010-11-22 Allen County Public Library
The children’s room at the Fort Wayne Allen County Public Library…
2010-11-08 A Rainy Night on Calhoun Street
In honor of our feature story…
2010-10-18 Demonstration, 1976
A demonstration in front of the ACPL’s main entrance on Webster street…
2010-10-04 Indiana Lighting Company
Our friends over at Hall’s Gashouse sent us a picture of the property from way back, when it was active as the Indiana Lighting Company.
2010-09-17 Bluffton Street Fair
This week’s OSP doesn’t come from Fort Wayne, but rather a little to the south of us.
2010-09-07 Fort Wayne Readers, December 1945
We’re a little behind on all the “back to school” stuff…
2010-08-23 Three Rivers Festival, 1970
We missed this one earlier this summer…
2010-08-08 Baseball at Municipal Beach Park
A baseball game at Municipal Beach Park…
2010-07-19 Three Rivers Festival, 1974
A picture that needs no explanation…
2010-07-04 Parade, 1976
A parade for Olympic swimmer Matt Vogel — the guy with the shaved head — in July, 1976.
2010-06-22 ACPL, 1968
The man with his head bowed diligently over those boxes and boxes of files is Richard Elmer…
2010-06-07 City County Building, 1971
An aerial view of the dedication ceremony…
2010-05-25 Foster Park
An aerial view of Foster Park, looking over the St Mary’s with Bluffton Road in the foreground.
2010-05-10 The Gas House, 1950s
Courtesy of some friends of ours at Don Hall’s Old Gas House on the corner of Superior and Spy Run…
2010-04-22 Fort Wayne Baseball Park postcard
Last issue we showed you a picture of the old Fort Wayne Baseball Park semi-submerged in a flood.
2010-04-04 Flood, 1913
This photo shows the old Fort Wayne Baseball Park partially submerged. Unfortunately, we’re not quite sure where exactly the Fort Wayne Baseball Park was located…
2010-03-22 John F Ross Exhibit, 1971
A library patron checks out an exhibit of artist John F. Ross’ work…
2010-03-08 Barr Street Market
You can see some of the Barr Street market in the lower left of the photo…
2010-02-20 West Wayne and Harrison
Here’s a view of the corner of West Wayne and Harrison…
2010-02-04 Broadway, 1944
Workers board trolley coaches…
2010-01-25 East Berry Street
An aerial view of East Berry Street, taken from the courthouse looking southeast…
2010-01-11 General Electric, 1915
This old, Old School Pic…
2009-12-19 Lincoln Tower, 1977
A nice shot of the Lincoln Tower at night…
2009-12-06 Fort Wayne Public Library, 1922
“Kids, let me tell ya about something called the Dewey Decimal System…”
2009-11-24 Lincoln Tower, 1929
This one probably needs no introduction…
2009-11-09 West Berry, 1889
Another street shot from 1889…
2009-10-20 Wayne Street, 1889
There's old… and then there's old.
2009-10-05 East Columbia Street, 1930s/40s
We’re not sure of the year here (probably 30s/40s era)…
2009-09-21 Indiana Service Corporation, 1931
According to the info we have…
2009-09-21 Lincoln Life Insurance Exhibit, 1974
In exciting color!
2009-09-08 Broadway & Creighton, 1947
This photo show…
2009-08-25 Protesting the protesters, 1970something
In honor of the cranky town hall meetings taking place across the country…
2009-08-09 Soap Box Derby car, July 1972
Soap box derby car sponsored by Firemen's Local 124
2009-07-21 G.E. Broadway Plant, 1963
Like the title says…
2009-07-06 Parade 1939
1938 International Harvester Pumper…
2009-06-18 City locations, 1898
A few more photos taken from the time capsule discovered in the wall of the downtown Hall’s/Takaoka restaurant during the recent renovation.
2009-06-04 Robison Park, 1898
While renovating the Hall’s/Takaoka restaurant downtown this past winter/spring (it’s open again, by the way), workers pulled a time capsule out of one of the walls. Deposited circa 1958, it contained these postcards of Robison Park in 1898.
2009-05-18 Homestead High School
With graduation season approaching…
2009-04-30 Calhoun Street
A bustling Calhoun Street back in… well, we don’t have a date for this one.
2009-04-21 Calhoun and Main
That’s the Transfer building at Main, with Shine Shoes…
2009-04-07 Allen County Courthouse
Allen County Courthouse shot from West Berry.
2009-03-23 Berry Street
Berry Street, taken southeast from courthouse…
2009-03-10 Collision, 1930
An accident at the corner of Broadway and Wayne,
2009-02-24 Columbia Street East, 1970
The 200 block of Columbia Street East, 1970.
2009-02-10 Downtown development, 1969
40 years ago, there was a different massive crater in the center of downtown Fort Wayne.
2009-01-05 A Christmas You Can Bank On
One more holiday-flavored old school photo for you.
2008-12-23 Christmas at the library, 1950
The lobby of the ACPL…
2008-12-09 WOWO Radio’s Kiddies Christmas Party
WOWO Radio’s Kiddies Christmas Party from the 1940s.
2008-11-25 Anthony Hotel, 1947
The old Anthony Hotel seen from Berry Street, February 1947.
2008-11-06 Columbia Street West, 1975.
“Hey! You’re going the wrong way!”
2008-10-21 Election Day
Democracy in action! Can’t you feel the electricity?
2008-10-07 Youtheatre's first stage production, 1935
The cast of Steadfast Tin Soldier from May 1935.
2008-09-22 Man’s Best Friend, 1977
A guy walks his dog at the corner of Calhoun and Wayne in December, 1977.
2008-09-10 The Shroud, 1981
Don Paris (aka: Chris Blake), a vintage Fort Wayne radio personality hosted horror movies on Saturday nights as "The Shroud" on WFFT-TV channel 55…
2008-08-18 AC-D, 1977
Auction crowd
2008-08-04 Anthony Hotel bar, February 1947
The bar of the Anthony Hotel…
2008-07-21 Freimann Park, 1976
This unidentified choir is performing in Freimann Park for the American Bicentennial event…
2008-07-07 American Bicentennial
The American Bicentennial in Fort Wayne.
2008-06-23 Barr street market, 1974
People buying vegetables…
2008-06-10 Swinney Park Drive
The date we have on this photograph of Swinney Park says 1898.
2008-05-20 West on Wayne, 1960
This photo shows Wayne street looking west from Calhoun in 1960.
2008-05-06 Barr street market demolition
Barr Street Market being torn down.
2008-04-21 Welcome home… Herb Shriner!
Herb Shriner, radio and television comedian, returned to Fort Wayne for a visit…
2008-04-08 Calhoun noir
Believe it or not…
2008-03-24 Northside sectional basketball tournament
In honor of March Madness…
2008-03-10 Really old Berry Street
Recognize it?
2008-02-18 Court Street and Main, 1950s
Court Street, viewed from Main, late 50s.
2008-02-04 Concordia swingers
Concordia Swingers outdoor show
2008-01-21 Big snow
Main street and Van Buren
2008-01-07 Broadway, 1950s…
Broadway, sometime in the 1950s,
2007-12-24 Winter in Reservoir Park
Winter in Reservoir Park…
2007-12-11 Calhoun Street
Calhoun Street near the southeast corner of Washington,
2007-11-20 Crossing Berry…
Crossing Berry at Calhoun November 27, 1979.
2007-11-01 Fireworks, 1958
Fourth of July crowd awaits a fireworks show in 1958.
2007-10-22 Broadway, 1960
Broadway Street looking north from Wayne, 1960
2007-10-08 Barr Street
Barr Street from Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne IN: showing site of Barr Street Market, with Hobby House Restaurant, Cottage Flowers, part of Foellinger building, city hall.
2007-09-24 Calhoun, 1955
Calhoun, 1955
2007-08-06 Foellinger Building
A rainy night shot…
2007-07-23 TRF, 1974
TRF 1974
2007-07-09 Three Rivers Raft Race, 1974.
TRF
2007-06-18 WOWO Live Broadcast
WOWO Radio: Live Broadcast of GI entertainment, showing auditorium with servicemen on benches, vocal ensemble on stage with pianist and other musicians.
2007-06-05 City Spirit Week, 1976
America Bicentennial, Fort Wayne, IN…
2007-04-24 1950s editorial cartoon
From the “more things change…” file
2007-03-20 1938
Fort Wayne, 1938: a single truck car going north on a rain slicked Calhoun Street at Washington, heading out to Lakeside.
2007-03-07 Wells Street
In honor of our feature story…
2007-02-21 Fire Prevention Elephant in 1951
This elephant doesn't forget…
2007-01-23 The Show is Over at Paramount Theater
Fire Prevention and Quiz Show…
2007-01-10 Washington Street
Washington street…
2006-12-20 Window Display for Fire Prevention Week 1950
Department store window displays of 1950…
2006-12-05 The Palace Theater on East Washington Boulevard between Calhoun and Clinton.
The Palace Theater…
2006-11-21 Saturday morning at the Embassy, 1945
Students at the Embassy attend a Saturday morning broadcast of WOWO radio, 1945.
2006-10-09 Sheriff George Gillie’s raid on an Allen County still,
In the late 1920s and early 1930s a wave of crime and violence struck Fort Wayne unlike anything in the community’s history…
2006-09-18 Sylvanus F. Bowser
One cold morning in 1885, Sylvanus Freelove Bowser went to his Fort Wayne well to draw water for his wife before hitting the road as a salesman.
2006-09-04 44TH Regiment during the Civil War
Fort Wayne had tasted its share of victory and defeat with the Thirtieth and Forty-fourth.
2006-08-21 The last International Harvester truck rolls off the assembly line…
By the 1970s, the energy crisis and recession had dealt a blow to the American auto industry. Sagging sales of the Scout led Harvester to cease its production in 1980.
2006-08-07 Military band, 1st Regiment 1888
Local militia companies had been the basic units of the Indiana military since before statehood.
2006-07-10 White Fruit House
The interior of the White Fruit House on the corner of Calhoun and Wayne in the 1890s
 
 
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