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by Hotbox
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 35
Views: 765

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: 35
Views: 765

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: 35
Views: 765

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: 35
Views: 765

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: 35
Views: 765

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: 35
Views: 765

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: 35
Views: 765

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...
by Hotbox
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 35
Views: 765

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Here is a portion of the 1938 aerial photos, showing that lot. Note how the known structures around this property are casting shadows. It doesn't appear that there is much built-out on the lot in question (few shadows)

https://i.imgur.com/zSYB19A.png

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by Hotbox
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 35
Views: 765

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Okay, I managed to compress the 1876 Allen County map down to only 3.5 MB For best results follow the link directly to the image, click on image there to enlarge Lots of different names on things we call differently today. This map seems to reflect the original waterways fairly accurately, the way t...
by Hotbox
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 35
Views: 765

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Abd here is a portion of the 1898 map that likely no one but me even cares about. Look at the narrow strip of land attributed to "J.R. Godfrey" at the red arrow. Just a strip of land spanning between the St Mary's river and Brooklyn ave. I was surprised to find it here. JR Godfrey's name comes up re...
by Hotbox
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 35
Views: 765

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Here is an 1898 view of the "hump"area.

https://i.imgur.com/h1SiF6x.jpg

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by Hotbox
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 35
Views: 765

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

And then here is a "full city" view of the 1876 map posted from earlier. I've got a full Allen county map for 1876 also, but just the Jpg is 21 megabytes.....not sure the hosting service accepts images that large. First the direct link to a zoomable image https://i.imgur.com/2CQJ5lk.jpg https://i.im...
by Hotbox
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 35
Views: 765

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

I love to look at these old maps. Keep them coming! Steve Here is an excerpt from an 1890 Sanborn showing the Cass street depot. Of note, the LSMS freight depot ....has anyone got a picture of this building? Not sure I have ever seen one. From a personal basis, I recall going (as a very young child...
by Hotbox
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fort wayne maps 1898
Replies: 35
Views: 765

Re: Fort wayne maps 1898

Certainly a good possibility. Gould was notorious for playing those games, I'm sure many others did also. Just for a little perspective, following is an 1876 map of Ft Wayne from a different source (approximate half way point between the 1860 maps and the 1898 maps)., Of interest to me is the way th...