Fort Wayne Old City Hall Building

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Though once functioning as Fort Wayne's City Hall, the building now houses The History Center
Fort Wayne Old City Hall Building is located in Indiana
Fort Wayne Old City Hall Building
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Fort Wayne Old City Hall Building is located in the United States
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Location302 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Coordinates41°4′46.13″N 85°8′10.67″W / 41.0794806°N 85.1362972°W / 41.0794806; -85.1362972Coordinates: 41°4′46.13″N 85°8′10.67″W / 41.0794806°N 85.1362972°W / 41.0794806; -85.1362972
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
ArchitectWing & Mahurin
Architectural styleRichardsonian Romanesque
NRHP reference No.73000027[1]
Added to NRHPJune 4, 1973

The Fort Wayne Old City Hall Building in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana operates as a museum known as The History Center, and has served as headquarters for the Allen County–Fort Wayne Historical Society since 1980. The Richardsonian Romanesque style sandstone building was designed by the architectural firm Wing & Mahurin and built in 1893. It served as a functioning city hall for the city until 1971 when local officials moved to the City-County Building.[2][3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

The History Center has collected 27,000 artifacts in permanent displays dedicated to the region's history, dating from the Ice Age to the 18th century to present.[4]

The Society also owns the National Historic Landmark Chief Jean Baptiste de Richardville House.[5]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ The History Center - About Us. Retrieved on 2008-05-01.
  3. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2015-07-01. Note: This includes David R. Vervalin (October 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Fort Wayne City Hall" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-07-01. and Accompanying photographs
  4. ^ The History Center - Collections. Retrieved on 2008-05-01.
  5. ^ The History Center - Chief Richardville House. Retrieved on 2008-05-01.

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