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 nominate it for a 2024 ARCHie Award. ARCH is accepting nominations through February 29, 2024, for its annual award program that recognizes the preservation efforts of ...
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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 years to nominate it for a 2023 ARCHie Award. ARCH is accepting nominations through March 10, 2023, for its annual award program that recognizes the ...
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Send us 2023 ARCHie Nominees

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 while you learn about the wonderful, rich, beautiful variety of buildings and places in our home, its cities, towns and countryside. We hope you are ...
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Built Heritage ABCs

John F. Wing

John F. Wing 1852-1947 John F. Wing was a prominent architect in Fort Wayne Indiana in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Knowledge of Wing’s early life is limited by the available information about it, newspapers tended to focus more on his business life rather than his personal. He was married, and he ...
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John F. Wing

LeRoy Bradley

Leroy Bradley 1895-1959 Local architect LeRoy Bradley was born in Fort Wayne on February 1, 1895, the only child of Edgar and Cordelia Bradley. Bradley attended Central High School in Fort Wayne, graduating in 1913. Bradley completed his architectural training at the University of Illinois in 1917, but instead of joining an architectural firm, he ...
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LeRoy Bradley

Grace E. Crosby

Grace E. Crosby 1874-1962 Grace E. Crosby was among the earliest women to work as an architect in Indiana, beginning her career at a time when few women nationally had entered the field. Grace Crosby was born in 1874, a native of Fort Wayne and a graduate of Fort Wayne High School. She received her ...
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Grace E. Crosby

Edwin A. Gibson

Edwin A. Gibson (1925-2011) Architect Edwin A. Gibson (1925-2011) left a statewide legacy of public, religious, commercial, institutional and residential buildings, a legacy that began in Fort Wayne. After growing up in Indianapolis and graduating with honors from the University of Illinois with bachelors and masters degrees in architectural engineering, Gibson came to work at ...
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Edwin A. Gibson

Guy M. Mahurin

Guy M. Mahurin 1877-1941 Guy M. Mahurin was an American architect and nephew of the well-known architect, Marshall Stimson Mahurin. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana August 14th, 1877 to Melville B. and Alice Mahurin. His father was a merchant and manufacturer and because of his job the Mahurin’s moved to several cities throughout ...
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Guy M. Mahurin

Joel Roberts Ninde

Joel Roberts Ninde, 1874-1916 Joel Roberts Ninde was among the earliest women to work in architecture, building a number of homes under the auspices of the Wildwood Building Company which gained a national reputation for practicality and innovation. In 1874, Joel was born to Mr. and Mrs. Willis Roberts in Mobile, Alabama. In October 1900 ...
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Joel Roberts Ninde

Pohlmeyer & Pohlmeyer

Fred Pohlmeyer (1885-1953) Fort Wayne natives Fred W. Pohlmeyer (1885-1953) and Martin W. “Mox” Pohlmeyer (1896-1981) were sons of a local building contractor. Fred W. obtained his architectural training working in the offices of both Chicago and local architects. Younger brother Mox was a graduate of Carnegie Tech and gained experience working with noted East ...
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Pohlmeyer & Pohlmeyer

A.M. Strauss

Alvin Strauss (1895-1958) Alvin M. Strauss was a Fort Wayne architect who designed many landmark buildings in Indiana and Ohio throughout the early twentieth century. Born in 1895 to immigrant German parents in Kendallville, Indiana, Strauss eventually became one of Indiana’s leading architects. He apprenticed in the offices of prominent architects in both Chicago and ...
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A.M. Strauss

John M. E. Riedel

John M. E. Riedel 1865-1949 John M. E. Riedel, born December 2, 1865, in St. Louis, Missouri, to John and Margaret Riedel, was a diligent and hardworking student throughout his early life. These attributes were ingrained upon him by his father whose profession as a teacher led them to settle in Fort Wayne. John attended Concordia ...
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John M. E. Riedel

Charles Weatherhogg

Charles Weatherhogg 1872-1937 Charles Weatherhogg was an American architect who was known for his role in the modern development of Fort Wayne, Indiana and the structures he designed throughout the Northern Midwest of the United States. He was born on April 15th, 1872 in Donington, Lincolnshire, England, to Henry and Jane Weatherhogg and attended school ...
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Charles Weatherhogg

2022 Fun & Free Lecture Recordings

Enjoy 2022’s ARCH lectures at your own pace with these recordings ARCH’s 2022 Fun & Free Lecture Series will always be available for your enjoyment! The entire series will be recorded, and the recordings will available here thanks to our friends at The History Center. We will post each lecture as it becomes available. Here’s ...
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2022 Fun & Free Lecture Recordings

2022 Fun & Free Lecture Series

ARCH lecture series wrapping up ARCH’s 2022 Fun & Free Lecture Series wraps up May 16 by with an exploration of “Urban Farmhouses.” The 11 a.m. lecture at The History Center will be presented by ARCH’s popular researcher and lecturer Karen Richards who will share what she has learned looking for these special residences. Our neighborhoods are sprinkled ...
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2022 Fun & Free Lecture Series

2021 ARCHie Award winners

Top local, area projects lead ARCH’s Historic Preservation Month celebration ARCH Inc., the historic preservation non-profit in Fort Wayne since 1975, celebrated Historic Preservation Month May 19 by honoring its 2021 ARCHie Award winners in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana. The award event in the pavilion at Promenade Park re-united ARCH members, past ARCHie winners ...
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2021 ARCHie Award winners

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 while you learn about the wonderful, rich, beautiful variety of buildings and places in our home, its cities, towns and countryside. We hope you are ...
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Built Heritage ABCs

Rankin House: Little House, Big History

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Rankin House: Little House, Big History

Virtual program: By the Numbers

Here it is! ARCH’s first foray into virtual programming is an exploration of “Historic Preservation: By the Numbers,” led by Executive Director Connie Haas Zuber, who was going to present this topic on our lecture series. But it’s a virtual lecture, a video, instead. We hope you enjoy it, are impressed by the immensity of ...
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2020 ARCHie Awards feature new Outreach Awards

ARCH has been presenting historic preservation awards for 42 years, but in 2020 the awards include something new. The inaugural Outreach ARCHie Awards this year make a specific effort to recognize the top historic preservation projects regionally. Traditionally, the ARCHie Awards have focused on Allen County, where ARCH was founded in 1975 and where much ...
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2020 ARCHie Awards feature new Outreach Awards