… protection and preservation of our built heritage in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana.
Historic preservation repays our investment with jobs, sustainable use of materials, affordable places to live, work and play, and authentic places that tell our stories.
ARCH has been a leading force for preservation in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana since 1975 thanks to the support of its members and donors.
Our well-preserved older buildings welcome today’s and tomorrow’s people to spend their lives here, enriching our community and strengthening our economy.
ARCH celebrates, protects and preserves our historic places. We’ve pursued this mission since 1975 through advocacy, community education, documentation and research, and preservation projects.
Join Our Work
You can boost ARCH’s impact in many ways. All commitment and investment levels are welcome! Whether you opt to become a member, serve as a volunteer, or make a financial contribution, you have a home with ARCH, the voice of historic preservation in greater Fort Wayne since 1975.
Explore Fort Wayne History
ARCH welcomes you to Fort Wayne’s Heritage Trail! Feel free to explore the Heritage Trail’s five loops one stop at a time, loop-by-loop, or in a grand trek encompassing the entire trail. No matter how you choose to explore, you’ll learn about the people, places, and events that make up our heritage, helping you view today’s city in a new and deeper way.
Learn With Us
Read about local architects and architectural styles, learn more about historic buildings, check out our list of freely available online historic preservation links and digital books, and work your way through our library of videos. If you’re interested in learning the history of your home or commercial property, nominating your property for historic designation or using tax credits for a restoration project, we can help.
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Nominate a project for a 2024 ARCHie Award
ARCH Inc., the historic preservation non-profit organization serving Allen County and Northeast Indiana, invites everyone who knows of a historic building that has been successfully preserved in the past three years to …
Send us 2023 ARCHie Nominees
ARCH Inc., the historic preservation non-profit organization serving Allen County and Northeast Indiana, invites everyone who knows of a historic building that has been successfully preserved in the past three …
Built Heritage ABCs
ARCH Inc. presents its Built Heritage ABCs for children of all ages to enjoy and learn from. We hope our hometown ABCs will be a good electronic book to share …
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For Our Future
Historic preservation capitalizes on the long-term investment in our built heritage. In return, we enjoy using beautiful, historic buildings and places in new ways, while historic preservation repays our investment with jobs, sustainably efficient use of materials, affordable places to live, work and play and authentic places in our towns, cities and countryside that tell the stories of the people who built the places.