The History Center
Housed in the historic Old Fort Wayne City Hall building, The History Center is a museum dedicated to the history of Fort Wayne and Allen County. It is operated by the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, which is also located in the building. The museum's exhibits showcase the area's history from the Ice Age to today, covering a wide range of subjects including Native American culture and the city's founding and development. Many items and artifacts from the museum's collection are on display in the exhibits. As for the building itself, it was constructed in 1893 and is a fine example of Romanesque architecture. Interesting features include rough-hewn stonework, semi-circular arches, and ornamental roof ridges.
Backstory and Context
Vervalin, David R. "City Hall - Fort Wayne, Indiana." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. June 4, 1973. https://secure.in.gov/apps/dnr/shaard/r/25b44/N/Fort_Wayne_City_Hall_Allen_CO_Nom.pdf
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