A historic Fort Wayne neighborhood is now part of the National Register of Historic Places. Mayor Tom Henry says the designation, which identifies much of the Northside Neighborhood as worthy of preservation, brings recognition to its "unique history and architecture."
The district includes 400 properties, most built between 1890 and 1940. Architectural styles in the neighborhood include American Foursquare, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Craftsman and Cape Cod. The city says it was one of the first residential areas to include utility poles along the alleys and uniform setbacks from the street. The district is also known as the first electrified streetcar suburb.
The Northside Neighborhood partnered with the city and state historic preservation offices to nominate the district for the designation. The effort was funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service Historic Preservation fund.
You can see the neighborhood’s registration form by clicking here.