31 Sights in Fort Wayne, United States (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Fort Wayne, United States. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 31 sights are available in Fort Wayne, United States.List of cities in United States Sightseeing Tours in Fort Wayne
1. Abraham Lincoln: The Hoosier Youth
Abraham Lincoln, The Hoosier Youth is a heroic bronze sculpture by American artist Paul Manship and was commissioned in 1928 by the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company for its headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The statue is 12.5 feet (3.8 m) tall and sits atop a pedestal designed by architect Benjamin Wistar Morris and a granite base. The sculpture depicts a youthful Abraham Lincoln during the time he lived in Indiana. The Lincoln figure wears a handmade shirt, buckskin trousers, and boots. He is seated on a tree stump and holds a book. An ax leans against his leg and a dog is seated beside him. Manship also sculpted four bronze allegorical bas reliefs, one for each side of the pedestal, to represent traits associated with Lincoln: Charity, Fortitude, Justice and Patriotism. The statue was dedicated on 16 September 1932.
2. McCulloch Park
McCulloch Park is an urban park in the downtown area of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The park is named after former United States Secretary of the Treasury, Hugh McCulloch, who gave the land to the city for a park in 1886. The park is the burial place of Samuel Bigger, the seventh governor of the state of Indiana. The park features a large framed gazebo which was used for band concerts in the 1920s & 1930's. The park has a playground, featuring a swing set, a children's merry go-round, and slide. Once a year during the Three Rivers Festival, the park hosts an antique sale. The park is available by reservation for community functions. This park is adjacent to General Electric, which has been a part of the Fort Wayne economy scene for well over 100 years.
3. Hugh McCulloch House
Hugh McCulloch House is a historic home located at Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was built in 1843, and is a two-story, three bay by four bay, Greek Revival style painted brick building. It features a projecting front portico supported by four Doric order columns. An Italianate style addition was erected in 1862. It was built by U. S. statesman and United States Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch (1808-1895), and remained in the family until 1887. The house was purchased in 1892 by the Fort Wayne College of Medicine, who expanded and remodeled the house. It was sold in 1906 to the Turnverein Verewoerts, or Turners, who owned the building until 1966.
4. The Landing Historic District
The Landing Historic District is a national historic district located at Fort Wayne, Indiana. The district encompasses 18 contributing buildings and 1 contributing structure in the central business district of Fort Wayne. The area was developed between about 1868 and 1943, and includes notable examples of Renaissance Revival, Romanesque Revival, and Italianate style commercial architecture. Located in the district is the separately listed Randall Building. Other notable buildings include the Keystone Block, Fisher Brothers Paper Building (1914), The Bash Building (1895), and The Pinex Company Building (1917).
Wikipedia: The Landing Historic District (EN), Heritage Website
5. John H. Bass Mansion
The Bass Mansion, also known as Brookside, is an administrative building and historic structure at the University of Saint Francis located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The hand-carved, sandstone mansion was the private residence of industrialist John Henry Bass from 1902 to 1944. The Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration bought the home and more than 65 acres of surrounding landscape from the Bass family in 1944 and relocated their college. Since 1944, the mansion served as library and residence to the college.
6. Thomas W. Swinney House
Thomas W. Swinney House, also known as The Swinney Homestead, is a historic home located at Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was built in 1844-1845 as a 1+1⁄2-story brick and limestone structure. It was enlarged with a 2+1⁄2-story, square, Late Victorian style brick wing about 1885. It features an Eastlake movement front porch. It was built by Thomas J. Swinney, a pioneer settler of Allen County and prominent Fort Wayne businessman. The house and land for Swinney Park were passed to the city of Fort Wayne in 1922.
7. North Anthony Boulevard Historic District
North Anthony Boulevard Historic District is a national historic district located at Fort Wayne, Indiana. The district encompasses 296 contributing buildings in a predominantly residential section of Fort Wayne, extending along North Anthony Boulevard from Lake Avenue in the south to Vance Avenue in the north. An overlapping designation includes all of the rights of way in the district, plus those on the rest of North Anthony south to the Maumee River, as well as on South Anthony Boulevard south of the river.
Wikipedia: North Anthony Boulevard Historic District (EN), Heritage Website
8. Forest Park Boulevard Historic District
The Forest Park Boulevard Historic District is a national historic district located at Fort Wayne, Indiana. The district encompasses 93 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 15 contributing objects in a predominantly residential section of Fort Wayne. The area was developed from about 1890 to 1955, and includes notable examples of Colonial Revival and Tudor Revival style architecture. The district features ornamental light posts / streetlights and stone entry markers.
Wikipedia: Forest Park Boulevard Historic District (EN), Heritage Website
9. Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church is a congregation in the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) located at the intersection of Barr and Madison Streets in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Founded in 1837, it is the second oldest Lutheran church in Indiana and the oldest in the northern part of the state. Thanks largely to its size and to the leadership of its pastors, it has long played a prominent role in Indiana Lutheranism and in the LCMS as a whole.
Wikipedia: Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Fort Wayne, Indiana) (EN), Heritage Website
10. Canal House
John Brown Stone Warehouse, also known as The Canal House, is a historic commercial building located in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was built in 1852, and is a two-story, three bay, gable front stone building. The building measures 22 feet wide and 50 feet deep. It was built by John Brown out of salvage and "waste" materials from his business as stone merchant and mason. It is the oldest commercial building in Fort Wayne and has been renovated to house offices.
Wikipedia: John Brown Stone Warehouse (EN), Heritage Website
11. Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is a zoo in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. Since opening in 1965, the 1,000-animal zoo has been located on 40 acres (16 ha) in Fort Wayne's Franke Park. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is operated by the non-profit Fort Wayne Zoological Society under a cooperative agreement with the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department. The zoo receives no tax funding for operations and operates solely on earned revenue and donations.
12. Johnny Appleseed Memorial Park
Johnny Appleseed Park, including what was formerly known as Archer Park, is a public park in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is named after the popular-culture nickname of John Chapman, better known as "Johnny Appleseed", a famous American pioneer, who was buried on the site. Chapman's gravesite is accessible to public view through steel gates. The weathered tombstone says, "Johnny Appleseed He lived for others. 1774–1845." It also has a carved apple in bas relief.
13. Fort Wayne History Museum
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.
Wikipedia: Fort Wayne Old City Hall Building (EN), Heritage Website
14. Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church is a historic Episcopal congregation and church, designed by Toledo, Ohio architect Charles Crosby Miller and constructed ca. 1865 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The congregation was organized in 1839 as Christ Church and the name changed in 1844 to Trinity Church. The first church was built on the northwest corner of Berry and Harrison Streets in 1850. It is an example of Gothic Revival architecture.
Wikipedia: Trinity Episcopal Church (Fort Wayne, Indiana) (EN), Heritage Website
15. The Journal Gazette Building
The Journal-Gazette Building is a historic commercial building located in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was designed by noted Fort Wayne architect Charles R. Weatherhogg and built in 1927–1928. It is a four-story, 13 bay, red brick building with limestone trim in the Chicago Style. The seven central bays feature round arch window openings. For many years the building housed The Journal Gazette newspaper plant.
16. Robert M. Feustel House
Robert M. Feustel House is a historic home located at Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was built in 1927, and consists of a series of irregularly intersecting two-story, Tudor Revival style hip-roofed masses. It features polygonal chimney stacks, half-timbering with herringbone brick infill, and diagonal projections at the juncture of the wings. It was built by Robert M. Feustel, a locally prominent entrepreneur.
17. Allen County Courthouse
The Allen County Courthouse is located at the block surrounded by Clinton/Calhoun/Main/Berry Streets in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, the county seat of Allen County. Built between 1897 and 1902, it is a nationally significant example of Beaux-Arts architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and was designated a National Historic Landmark on July 31, 2003.
Wikipedia: Allen County Courthouse (Indiana) (EN), Heritage Website
18. John Claus Peters House
The John Claus Peters House is a historic home at 832 West Wayne Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 17, 1980. It is part of Fort Wayne's West End Historic District. It was built in 1885 for Mary and John Claus Peters who had seven children. John Wing designed the Queen Anne style house. It has eight fireplaces.
19. Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne was a series of three successive military log stockades existing between 1794 and 1819 in the Miami Indian village of Kekionga, on the portage between the St. Mary's and St. Joseph Rivers in northeastern Indiana, in what is now the city of Fort Wayne. The fort succeeded the original Fort Miami, which originated as a French trading outpost around 1706.
20. Masonic Temple
The Masonic Temple is a historic Masonic Lodge located at Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was designed by architect Charles R. Weatherhogg (1872–1937) and built in 1926. It is a 12 story, rectangular Classical Revival style steel frame building faced with Indiana limestone. The front facade features four five-story Ionic order columns alternating with window openings.
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21. William C. and Clara Hagerman House
William C. and Clara Hagerman House is a historic home located at Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was built about 1923, and is a two-story, side gabled, American Craftsman style brick dwelling. The house features wide, overhanging eaves with decorative, exposed triangular braces and leaded glass and colored glass windows. Also on the property is a contributing garage.
Wikipedia: William C. and Clara Hagerman House (EN), Heritage Website
22. McColloch-Weatherhogg Double House
The McColloch-Weatherhogg Double House, also known as the J. Ross McCulloch House, is a historic residential building constructed in 1883 in the Victorian Gothic Revival style at 334-336 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, Indiana. The building is now the home of United Way of Allen County and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 7, 2001.
Wikipedia: McColloch-Weatherhogg Double House (EN), Heritage Website
23. Smith Field
Smith Field is a public airport north of downtown Fort Wayne, in Allen County, Indiana. It is owned and operated by the Fort Wayne Allen County Airport Authority. In the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013 it is a general aviation airport. The airport was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
24. Wells Street Bridge
Wells Street Bridge is a historic Whipple truss bridge spanning the St. Marys River at Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was built by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Akron, Ohio and erected by Alvin John Stewart in 1884. It has a 180 foot long span and is 23 feet wide. It was closed to vehicular traffic in 1982 and used as a pedestrian walkway.
Wikipedia: Wells Street Bridge (Fort Wayne, Indiana) (EN), Heritage Website
25. Richardville House
The Chief Jean Baptiste de Richardville House was built near Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1827. Subsidized by the U. S. federal government through the 1826 Treaty of Mississinewas, it is believed to be one of only three treaty houses built east of the Mississippi River. It was designated a National Historic Landmark on March 2, 2012.
26. Randall Building
Randall Building, originally an extension of the Randall Hotel, is a historic commercial building located in "The Landing" section of downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was built in 1905, and is a large five-story, Renaissance Revival style brick building. For many years the building was occupied by Seavey Hardware.
Wikipedia: Randall Building (Fort Wayne, Indiana) (EN), Heritage Website
27. William S. Edsall House
William S. Edsall House is a historic home located at Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was built in 1839–1840, and is a two-story, five bay, transitional Federal / Greek Revival style brick dwelling. It measures 44 feet wide and 20 feet deep, sits on a raised basement, and has four interior end chimneys.
28. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is the primary cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, headed by Most Rev. Kevin Carl Rhoades. The parish was established in 1836, making it the oldest in Fort Wayne. The church was erected in 1860.
Wikipedia: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Fort Wayne, Indiana) (EN), Heritage Website
29. Alexander Taylor Rankin House
Alexander Taylor Rankin House, also known as the Maier-DeWood Residence, is a historic home located in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was built about 1841, and is a 1+1⁄2-story, three bay by two bay, Greek Revival style brick dwelling. A one-story frame addition was erected around 1855.
Wikipedia: Alexander Taylor Rankin House (EN), Heritage Website
30. Baker Street Station
The Pennsylvania Railroad Station in Fort Wayne, Indiana, also known as Baker Street Station, is a former passenger rail station in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. The American Craftsman-style station opened to the public March 23, 1914, at a cost of $550,000.
31. John D. Haynes House
The John D. Haynes House is a house in Fort Wayne, Indiana, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The house is a small and modest Usonian design in glass, red tidewater cypress, and Chicago Common Brick on a red concrete slab.
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