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Saturday, April 30, 2011


This week's webness is Arch. Their website is HERE. I found about them as I was waymarking and saw a sign about the Lincoln Building that they put out. Check it out. It is another way to learn about the area. I am always on the look out for stuff to learn. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lincoln Bank Tower

The Lincoln Bank building is another interesting site in Fort Wayne. It is a NGS Benchmark, it was the tallest building in Fort Wayne at one point in history. There is a sign across the street from the bulding telling of it history. It states:
"The Lincoln Tower
Construction of the Lincoln Tower started less than a month before the stock market crash of October 1929 that signaled the beginning of the Great Depression. Completed in November 1930, the 312-foot Tower was for many years Indiana's tallest building. Its design, developed by the Cleveland firm of Walker and Weeks, was based on the Tribune Tower in Chicago.
The Lincoln Tower is a monument to the German Immigrant in Fort Wayne.the project was conceived and directed by Charles Bueching, a first generation German immigrant who was president of the Lincoln National Bank and Trust Co. from 1929 to 1962.A. M. Strauss, a German Immigrant,was the local architect. The construction Firm of Bueching and Hagermann, a partnership of German Immigrants, built the Tower. The Lincoln Bank and Trust, which funded the project, was the direct descendant of the German-American Bank of Fort Wayne founded in 1905. In the face of anti-German sentiment during World War 1, the bank changed its name in 1918 to the Lincoln National Bank, which operated until 1993. The Lincoln Tower continues as an office building."

Two of the waymarks covering this building is HERE and HERE.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

So You Want to see the Whole World

I love going to libraries and the main branch of the Allen County Public Libraries is a stellar library. It has one of the best genealogy sections in the nation as well as a really cool, large globe that rotates. It has been waymarked HERE.

Monday, April 25, 2011

First Police Station

I was wandering around downtown Fort Wayne and I came across this sign on the Allen County Courthouse's grounds. I waymarked it HERE. There are a couple of other neat spots downtown that I came across while I was going around. I waymarked those as well and will reporting on those over the next couple of days or so.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

You Shall Not Pass

It is springtime and it is time for it to do the annual spring flooding. The pictures are from this location (HERE). The charts are from this website (HERE). The river gauge is locate HERE. It is only minor flooding but it is something to be aware of here in North East Indiana.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


I like going hiking and I like waymarking. I also like it when I can do them both at the same time. My wife and I have taken to exploring the local Acres trails so i thought I would waymark them at least under the hiking trail trail head categories. I was not expecting to get to find anything extra. I noticed these memorial markers and being the shameless waymarker I am, put them into the citizen memorial category.

Every so often i get a bit down because we do not go on vacations because the economy and the price of gas has made that harder to do, but then again, since I am taking to explore things closer to home, I am noticing neat thing close to home.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


I go walking with my dog. A LOT! Sometimes I like going down the allies just to mix up the route we walk. We both get bored walking the same old way all the dang time. You really get to see a different view of the neighborhood going the back allies. I am just glad I have the dog along so people are not as much wondering what you are up to. It is not much of a concern to me but there are some longer people who do are not always up to their best behavior walking the allies and that can get people watching. I never did like playing freak the norm.
Anyway, I got to see this hearse this time. Kinda cool if you ask me but for some reason i like hearses and would like one to get around in if money was not an issue kind of car. Guess I am just weird that way.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Spoiled Dog

Apparently, Jeremy the dog thinks the new to us coach was gotten for him. I do not think he is entirely wrong.