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by Hotbox
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Fort Wayne Before NKP Elevation

rrnut282 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:50 am
Everybody remember Seat Cover Charlie?
I went to school with Neil, and had a business relationship with his father. Good people.
by Hotbox
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 38
Views: 2043

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Here's kind of a little oddity. From a Sanborn "update" map, some time in the 1940's or 50's I believe, notice that the Essex wire multi-story building is listed as occupied by "Crown Can Company". Wall street is an interesting subject all in it's own. If one pours over the city directories starting...
by Hotbox
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 20
Views: 1499

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

Hearing the steam whistle at the Taylor street power plant is a fond memory of my childhood. Always knew when it was time to head home for lunch, etc.
by Hotbox
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 38
Views: 2043

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

We were talking in another thread about the old GE powwerhouse as was used before GE Taylor street started piping steam down the rail road right of way. Following is a graphic reference to the prior plant extracted from the 1919 Sanborns. For reference, the Wabash roundhouse is located immediately t...
by Hotbox
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 20
Views: 1499

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

I would be curious to know what type of arrangement Broadway had before the Taylor Street complex was built, If one looks at the 1919 Sanborns, a fairly formidable power house is shown over between McCulloch park and the Wabash tracks. With a 225' tall smokestack. It's been forever since I nosed ar...
by Hotbox
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 20
Views: 1499

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

I have noticed the concrete too, and my only guess was that it to strengthen them in some way, but it seems odd to me. Seems like the additional weight would negate any benefit of "added strength",.....but then I am not a structural engineer. The curvature of the cement face is also a point of curi...
by Hotbox
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week
Replies: 20
Views: 1499

Re: Bob's Fort Wayne area photo of the week

Nice photos Bob, if I might ask what type of camera do you use? Also, specific to the last photo of the PRR bridge, do you have any thoughts on what the purpose is of the concrete fill inside the flanges of the two sides? Stiffener? Flame shield? ballast barrier? If one proceeds west on this line to...
by Hotbox
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 38
Views: 2043

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Maybe I'm crazy, but as a small child in the early 70's, I'll swear there was still track in place on the LE&FW right of way at the Covington Road crossing, and that the track was removed perhaps in the mid-70's. Hard for me to put an exact year on it, late, late 60's or early 70's. But I recall wh...
by Hotbox
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 38
Views: 2043

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

So Essex Wire sits on top of an old Catholic cemetery? Where was the closest Catholic Church? Brooklyn and Hale would be the closest one I can think of, and I know the current church was built mid-20th century, but I don't know how long there has been a church there. I wonder where the bodies were ...
by Hotbox
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 38
Views: 2043

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

I just noticed that this 1924 map depicts both the Lake Erie & Fort Wayne and the Lake Erie and Western, side by side

http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/ ... 4/Indiana/
by Hotbox
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 38
Views: 2043

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Good points. I also noticed that "Meadow street" is shown in the 1898 city of fort wayne map. Made me wonder if perhaps it existed, but was never paved? I'm sure there were at least a few dirt streets in Fort Wayne back in that period. I recall seeing an Indiana state map vintage 1910 or so that sho...
by Hotbox
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 38
Views: 2043

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Here is the frustrating part, the "key" map above is for the south half of the 1919 Sanborn maps. Following is the "key" map for the north half of the 1919 Sanborns. Look at the lot in question,...although technically not a part of the nominal area forthe map....lookie what is shown there! https://i...
by Hotbox
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 38
Views: 2043

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Just for comparison, here is the "key" for the 1919 Sanborns, and there is no trace of Meadow street at all

https://i.imgur.com/qeI6vEW.jpg

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by Hotbox
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 38
Views: 2043

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Just a couple of off-the-cuff observations. If you look at the "proposed drive" that parallels the St Marys, note that the outline of this feature is a dotted line. So too is "Meadow Street". It's possible that both were planned and never materialized. You know how developers try to get everybody on...