The Future of GE in Fort Wayne

GE Building No. 18 along Broadway. This Neoclassical building dating from 1913 was primarily used as office space. As many Fort Wayne residents are by now aware, General Electric announced last week that Building Number 18 on the Broadway campus will be demolished. This office building sits on the east side of Broadway, just [...]

By | March 9th, 2015|Categories: Preservation|0 Comments

Call for ARCHie Awards and Most Endangered List Nominees

  “Give us your list of tired, your maintained poor, Your muddled houses yearning to be free Of the wretched renovations bought from a “big box” store. Send these, and successes, deserving for all to see, That we lift a toast to those who did restore.”   (Apologies to the Statue of Liberty and poet [...]

By | February 11th, 2015|Categories: Preservation|Tags: , |0 Comments

“A Yankee Sea Captain on the Indiana Frontier: The Life and Times of Captain Asa Fairfield”

An example of a common canal boat traveling down the canal. In the 1830s, as Fort Wayne and northern Indiana was becoming well known for its canal, many New Englanders and New Yorkers made the trip over to settle upon the region. These included many prominent Fort Wayne pioneers: Hugh McCulloch, Dr. Merchant [...]

By | January 12th, 2015|Categories: Lectures|0 Comments

A Fireback in the Rankin House!

Rankin House fireplace soon after ARCH moved. Over the past year, ARCH has been working hard to finish the interior restoration of the Alexander T. Rankin House (c. 1841), where our offices are located. This work has included renovations of the kitchen and downstairs bathroom and new paint in all of the rooms downstairs. [...]

By | January 5th, 2015|Categories: Preservation, Projects|Tags: |0 Comments

North Anthony Boulevard now part of National Register of Historic Places

The North Anthony Boulevard Historic District is now part of the National Register of Historic Places, the nation's official list of properties considered worthy of preservation. The application was prepared by ARCH Inc. of Fort Wayne. As The Journal Gazette reported: Successful applications need to meet at least one of four criteria – historical significance, [...]

By | November 14th, 2014|Categories: Preservation|Tags: |0 Comments