Category Archives: West Central Neighborhood

ICONIC GE SIGN FACES UNCERTAIN FUTURE

The Sign! Sometimes we take things for granted. We drive by this sign on a regular basis, and it has been a part of our West Central “family” for so long, it is hard to imagine what that area will … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Corporations, Fort Wayne, History, Politics, West Central Neighborhood

REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION TAKES AIM AT WEST CENTRAL HOMES

The Redevelopment Commission has taken aim at an entire block of West Central homes located near Parkview Field.  Twelve of the 13 homes are either rentals or are vacant – owned by absentee landlords who have simply allowed them to … Continue reading

Posted in Context Sensitive Solutions, Fort Wayne, History, Local Government, Urban Development, West Central Neighborhood

THIEME DRIVE TO UNDERGO SHORE STABILIZATION

I have written about Thieme Drive on numerous occasions with my primary concern the construction of an atrocious, 1100-foot long, 10-foot high concrete wall along the river bank at the intersection of West Berry Street, Thieme Drive, and Nelson Street.  … Continue reading

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SIGN, SIGN, EVERYWHERE A SIGN – AHH, MY FAVORITE SIGN

I love traveling, but lately, I haven’t traveled the way I used to travel.  I have been to 40 of the 50 states with virtually all of my travels on my own, playing the radio or the CD player, and … Continue reading

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MY FIRST FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

I filed my first Freedom of Information Act request – better known as an “FOIA”  request – asking for information about Thieme Drive and the City’s plans to destroy it. I received a couple of calls from a city attorney … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Floods, Fort Wayne, St. Marys River, Thieme Drive, West Central Neighborhood | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

CITY MANIPULATES THIEME DRIVE FLOOD CONTROL ISSUE

And now, the rest of the story – the real story that is.  The City, through one of its engineers, continues to misrepresent and manipulate information about flood control measures along Thieme Drive located in the historic district of West … Continue reading

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CITY CONTINUES TO STRAIGHT-JACKET THE ST. MARYS

The City doesn’t seem to want to quit messing up the banks of the St. Marys River.  After the Flood of 2003, the City requested a Section 205 Study of the St. Marys River for the purpose of deciding where … Continue reading

Posted in Army Corps of Engineers, Floods, Fort Wayne, St. Marys River, Thieme Drive, West Central Neighborhood | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

CONSTITUTIONAL PROPERTY CAPS BAD IDEA

Attaching an amendment to a constitution is a serious matter, whether it be the United States Constitution or the Indiana Constitution.  Amendments take a lot to pass, and they become virtually set in stone once implanted into constitutions. So I … Continue reading

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IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Last weekend was our annual West Central Neighborhood Home Tour showcasing a number of historic homes, businesses, and a garden located in the city’s first historic district – West Central. Friday evening the owners of Klaehn, Fahl, and Melton Funeral … Continue reading

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REMEMBRANCE – 9/11 AT THE FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL

The Fort Wayne Professional Fire Fighters Local 124 hosted a remembrance and celebration this evening at their beautifully restored, historic fire house. Old Engine House No. 5 opened in 1893 using horse-drawn fire apparatus. While on duty, early firefighters spent … Continue reading

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