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Gardner. H. W. , 
Fort Wayne, Indiana 








An Authentic Compil^ation of the City's 
Industrial , Financial and Civic Activities 

Compiled By H .W G Q r drier 

Allen County Public Librar* 
900 Webster Street ^ 
PO Box 2270 
Fort Wayne, IN 46801 -??7a 


The Citv of Fort Wayne 


TT ISjiot llio intention oi' tiic publisliprs of this work to go into details of tlie early history making episodes nor to portray in ( 
] word paintiiif,' Ihe rcniarkablc growth and expansion of i'ort M^ayne, but rather to exemplify the city of today, its resources. 

m itics and achi.'v. 
^_] their indi\i(lMal 
fUpies llie liighesi al 

clearings. U 
nortlieasl I'ror 
: \Vaba,sii; Nc 

mcnt.s. To that end no mention is given to tl 
[•ncrgics to build a still greater I'orl \Va\ nc. 
litude ill Indiana, (77.') feet above sr,-i Icxcli is 
iicli..ii of Ihe Maiiniee, ,Sl. Mary and SI.|,h ri\( 
piilalion, nianiiracturing, indusliii-s and c-oiiiiiicrci', s<'' 
siliialed one hundred forty eiglil miles msl I'niiii CI 
Indianapolis, and one hundred iiiiirs u.'sl limn Tolc 
York, Chicago &. St. Louis; Grand Itafuds .V Imliana 

llrie, & Western, 

Shore & Michiga 

piissenger train.s cnler and leave the city daily. 

' early history makers nor even to those who today are 
"orl Wayne, termed the Summit 
icatcd in the northeastern part of 
s and is the third largest cil\" in 
Jiid in point of postal business and 
cago, one hundred t\vent.\' three 
II. Seven railroads, the Pcnnsyl- 
Cinrinnali, llaiuilti.ii & l)a\|.',ii: 
i;iss lliniugh furl WaMir. ()\,t 



inteiurban traction companies carrying both freight and passengers: The Fort Wayne & N(irlhcTn Indiana Traction Co.; T 
Fort Wayne, Van Wert & Lima and the Fort Wayne & Springfield Traction Co. The nix is forluiiate as regards treiglit ral 
enjoys equal rates with Chicago and lower rates than Grand Rapids in transcontinental sliipments. Fort Wayne is situated 
vast and rich agricultural region and is the metropolis of Allen County and a wide surrounding territory. The population is e 
at 75,000. Fort Wayne has never entertained a boom growth. During its advancement, both in pop- 
ulation and industries, the city has always traveled along safe, sane and conservative lines. It is a storx of 
a sound, healthful and natural growth, a city which extends a welcoming hand to the home seeker and nl' 
successful business opportunity to the investor. Fort Wayne is important as a manufacturing and disirihiii- 
ing center for a vast territory. Chief anmng the industries are: Railroad shops, electric works, iron, knitting 
mills, auto accessories, wood-working niaeliineix, chemical products, soap works, steel dredges, foundries, 
oil tanks, mining concentrators, breweries, hinibei- mills, cigar manufacturers, pianos, fertilizer plant, meat 
packing, art glass, paper boxes, brick, cement stone, engravings and electrotypes, rolling mills, special furni- 
ture, corrugated paper, washing machines, cooperage, road machinery, flour mills, clothing and underwear, 
patent medicines, gas plant mamifacturcrs and hundreds of smaller manufacturers. Fort Wayne has 
enjoyed nnieh prosperity in the past and is planning much for the future. Building operations are expand- 

ed Chic; 
l-oi-t \\i\ 


upon whicli li;i\c hrcil cxpci 
for other iiiiprovcinciits. 
iiiaintaiiis its own water s 
at SIJoO.OOO.OI) and the hi 
of which it is justly proud, 
Wayne consist of nio(hTid\ 
of the iarsest cities. T\\r 
h;i.s numerous line i liini li > 
out tiiis pui)HcatioM uill h 
cnsemhieof I'orl \Va\ n.- o 

s of hollies he re. MaiiuradurinK is hroadeninf; seope and taedilies to make way 
for Ihr \rai I'll:; was s:;7.()77.9S(l.l)(l, The tax rate is $1.16 per thousand. The eiu cm 
•d in the pasi h\r>cars, iiiciudinf,' sewers, .So(H),72S.OO. During the past three j-ears s',i:,, 7 
le eit\- maintains well equiiJjjed fire and |)olice departments with auto equipment of tiie 
leni, with 122 miles of mains, and electric light plant, the former valued 
•r at S4.')(),()()(l.0(). I'ort Wajnc boasts of numerous beautiful city parks 
(•up.\ ing 2:51 .(•).') acres, valued at 8330,000.00. The public schools of I'ort 
luijjpeil i)uildings with competent teachers, and curriculum equal to that 
lilic .sclinol property of tlie city is valued at 81,330,000.00. 1-ort Waym' 
(ires rcpirsriiliiit,' all denoniiiialioiis. rnilcr \arioiis captions llirough- 

)0. The 
■d streets 

latest t\pe, it 


Fort Wayne a Beautiful City 
I'ort Wayne is unequaled among cities of like size m the countr> 

(he presentment 


artistic in tlio general appearance of its streets, pnrks, public and office buildings, resideiiccs, I'lc Tlu' business sc-ciidu nf ihc rit\ prcsciils clean, 
wholesume thoroughfares paved with the most approved material and lined with stores and oliice buildings that display the utmost modern and 
metropolitan attractiveness. The residential districts are well laid out, the streets are well pa\ed, the homes are attractive with here and there 
an exceptionally fine bungalow with which the city abounds. Although Fort Wayne is not a show place for palaces, there arc numerous magnifi- 
cent homes that would do credit to the city of millions. It is a trait of Fort Wayne people to own 
their own homes and it is estimated that nearly ninety per cent, of the householders are freeholders as 
well. Building operations each year established new records. In the residential section of the city 
many imposing church edifices abound representing all denominations and in various styles of archi- 
tecture. There are 548 streets and avenues mostly paved with asphalt and brick containing over 
210 miles. The streets of Fort Wayne in the residence district are lined with elms and maples. 
Beautiful drives reach to every section of the city and touch at all the parks. Nowhere can there be ^^^ 

found a city of this size where the streets present more attractions for driving, for automobiling, ^^SSf"^" ^^ 
cycling, or for the ordinary uses of traffic. The streets are well lighted by electricity furnished by 
the mimicipal power station with hundreds of ornamental lighting standards which line the principal 
business^thoroughfares. ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^ „^^„^^ 



The Future of Fort Wayne 

7.-1,0(10 |MM,plc. The work in Innil aii.l the yhms already under way l(.r 
Waviie. The citizens uf I'c.rt Wayne l<nnw that their eity pussesses ad- 

Ill'; I'cal \Va\iie i.i l..da\ has an a|)|jro.\nuale ]Mi|inl; 

the future, poinls I he read Inr further prosperitx h 

vantuKes that make it the [iremier in manufaetiirniu facilities and residential euviriins. 

Wayne ("nniniercial Cluh was organized alxiul h.urtcen years ago for the purpose (if 

the general wclfaie of t he c.pinininiily and is composi'd of the leading tnanul'aeturers, nierchanls and i 

nieirof the cii\ Much goo.l has already been acc(jniiilishe(l hv (his organization, with many pl.'ins on h.ol f 

fuhuv hetlerment. The fori W.ayne Commercial Cluh holds itself ready at all times to hestow its aid iipon ai., ^ 

project that looks to Ihe pi"m"li"ii "I' "I"' '-i'y'^ "'■If'"'''" '"'V "■^^; 'He "rg.ani/.atioi 

Th.- gen. 

Health, Water, Sanitation 

■llenl s\stem of sewerage a 



hygieiiiclregulations are prominent factors in maintaining tliis reputation for this city. The public health is in tiie hands of a Board of Health 

appointed by the Mayor, assisted by a corps of consulting physicians and sanitary officers. The Health Commissioner is a skilled chemist and 

bacteriologist, who conducts an up-to-date, modern laboratory in which examinations of diseased material, of foods, water and milk an- made. 

Sanitary measures, such as disinfection of houses, house to house inspection and the management of contagious disi'ascs aic coiilroll-d by 

scientific laboratory methods. For many years Fort Wayne has shown the lowest death rate of any of the 

cities in Indiana, and is among the cities that stand first in the United States in m.'tder of iiublic liealth. I'orl 

Wayne has pure water. It owns its water works, the value of which is placid ,ii si .;:,(). ooo.dO, the supply 

coming from rock wells of great depth and pumped to the consumers through IL'L' null's .if waici mams distiibuli'd 

throughout the city. There has always been an adequate supply for drinking, maiiulactining and iit\ purjioscs. ■• ^ 

Educational Advantages "** 

Fort Wayne is justly proud of its educational institutions which are on a par with those of the largest cities. ^: 

No municipal asset is more \aluable, means as nuich to the public at large and to the future welfare of the com - ''^■ 

munity as a city's educational advantages. For these reasons Fort Wayne has spent its money liberally 
wisely in the upbuilding of its public school system. The al(e 

at these schools is constantiv at the ma.\- 


itiiiirit i-;ip;icit>. I Ins mKsci ;i|i|iIiis (d ilic paidcliiiil siIhmiIs. I lie public schools number twenty, including an excellent high and manual 
training scIkhiI. TIktc arc. alsn, lillccn pamcliial .schools and cighfccu colleges and academies. The Board of Education employs two hundred 
forty-nine teachers whose combined salaries total y(;arly $219,057.70. The value of public school property, including new schools, is placed at 
$l,:i:5(i,()()().0(l. The roster of i)Upils for the year, term beginning September, 1912, to June, 1913, was 7976, divided as, males 3916, females 4060. 
The i)aroehial or sectarian schools of I'orl Wa\ tie reiireseni alniosl every denomination which operates separate 
.si-hools. There are nine catholic and nine Inilicran .schools ami collcfre.s, hcsiiles other denominations. The 

enrollment of these schools almost equals thai of I he pn 
an institution of wide note, maintained li> Ihe (iennan 
Wayne in the year 1861. .\ppro,\iniat.'ly four thoii.sati 
The i-urricuhim of this college eniliraces theological, el; 
It has a (;ami)US of twenty -si.\ iieres, large and finely 
cellent commercial school, the International Husine: 
kind III the country Th.; I'luropeun .School .,1 Mu 

ilic schools, fori W: 
l.ulheian Church of I 
d .voung nii'ii have he 

appointed buildings. 
s College. This ins 

i\ IK' is the seal of Concordia College 
;hc Mi.ssouri Synod, founded in I'ort 

u-ses. This college is well equipped. 

I'ort Wayne also ])ossesses an ex- 

titution is one of the largest of its 

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Prominent Fort \\a\ne Residences 


City and County Government 

RHE government of the city of Fort Wayne is entrusted to a mayor, clerk, city comptroller, dciJuty cit; 
judge of the city court, three members of common council, five councilmen at large, ten councilmeii 
millds, a board of park commissioners, department of public safety, board of park commissioners, 
dipulment of public health and charities. The coiiiily (■.\<ciiti\(' (.Hi.ials including two judges, 

om (I Ui( (iM\Mt and one of the superior court, twenty-four comiiiissiiiiiiis.iihl HUM ivs and twenty supervisors. 

Sm(( lis m(oi])oiation as a city, Fort Wayne has seen many caimlilc ailiiiiiii.s( hold the reins of its city 

go\einmtnt The city is well protected by conipl 
sistmg of the latest approved apparatus including 
consists ol a fhitt, eleven executive officers and U 
uisiK is(\Kl(nccd by the extremely low bonded i 
1 h( ( iinihuK d s diries of city officials amount tn s_' 
a all liiiHs lli( nitcrcsl of the city as the paraiiunn 
UiL uuduhuss Willi which (hey liave expended Ihf 

i])pc(l lire and police departments, the former con- 
lighliiig luachines, etc. The police department 
liaiiiiliiien. That the city fathers have expended 

rss of the city, and its low ta.xation which is $1.16. 

I early. These city and county officials have had 

II their services. The low ta.xation demonstrates 

;implroller, city attorney, 
itii fifteen standing com- 




r>ublic Service Utilities 

■ TBLIC scrvif-c utility conmns; The i-uit Wayne and NmilK 
ij,'lil and puwcr to coii.siiiiuT.s; Tlic Indiana,'luin},' Cn., 
TclcplK'iK- and Tcla'|-ai>li ('«■ and the Central Ini.m Tele 
J;^ italiwition of the first tlirc<' ani(.niits In si:5,21 l.lilKl.ilH. an 
Wavni' and Nortlirrn Indiana Tracti.m (".im|.any was incorp.. rated I 
with a capital stock of SS,00(J.I)()().()0. Over lOOII people are emplox . .1 l..\ I 
yearly. As an adjunct, this concern operates i)ower and lii,dii sei\i( 
miles of city track and 134.74 miles of interurhan. 70 eil.\ ;iiid 1 I inh i 
one of the most unique recreation and anuisemenl parks in ilie ecpunlr.N 
It wiis acquired in the year ISOti. It i-(jntiin,s .'71 acres nl heaulilid 1 
buildings, and is reached by the city car Inie, si\ and ene liall miles lr( 
LiKhliriR Company w:is originally established in llu- \.'ar is,",:; and incnr 
with a .apilal stock of Sl.aliO.ddO.dd. Hesid.'s supplying k'as l^r lif,'lil 

em Indiana Traetion Co., furnishing electric 


gas lor light, healing and fuel; The Home 


■phiiiie Co. (Hell Svsl<'m.) The total cap- 


id ihe\ einpl..> 117.-. people. The Fort 


l'el)iii.-ir\ ■_'.'!, I'.il 1, iln-ough reorganization 


thise..nip,-in\ \\ilhaua.gerollorS700,0()0.0(l 


(■(.. Tlu' ti.irlion .service represents S.-,.7 1 

■fSVT|H ■■r'^MB 

nrh;,n,-ars:i.ein..pei,-,lion. l!..lH,snn I'arl^ 

\, is owned ;in.l (.penned li\ tins company. 

l;indsi':ip.-d grounds ;ind aivhileelurally line 


mi Ihe eiu Ir.'insier n,vurr. The Indiana 


•por.-ileil HI .\iigust, I'.IDS, under liresenl title 


, heal and Iik'I, coke, aniinoiiiuni - 




as by-])ro(lucts. 27 

and tar are maiuif: 

of oil. It operates lo") ii 

Tliree hundred fifty millii 

per thousand. The llinii 

with a capital stock of .STlf.OOd. This ((nireiii eiiipl.iys L'( 

Company operates branches at Kcmlallx illr, Aiilunn and \C 

lines, serving 11,000 subscribers inclu(iiii<,' l"or( \Va\ne C'ily sul 

system in the business section and part of the residence district 



)e(ii)le arc 

employed. This 

1 },'as cDii 
-1 l.v i-oi 

\Va> nr prupl,. y, 

ll Ciiilipa 

i\ Has oi.Ljani/.i'd 

n ciinsumes yearly 250,000 tons of coal 
■il.\ (if 1,000,000 feet of gas. 
The rate is eighty-five cents 
iliiT, ls'.)(i. and incorporated 
pi-c)|)le. Besides serving Fort Wayne, this 
la\en, Indiana, and owns 1000 miles of toll 
licis who total 9000, with underground cable 
'ort Wayne. Two e.\changcs are operated in 

tills city in buildings owned by the company. The average number of daily local calls is 90,000; long distance lOilO. 
There arc over 300,000 pounds of copper wire in service and 3,50,000 feet of cable for Fort Wayne use. Tiie Central 
Union Telephone Co. is a branch of the Bell System which furnishes considerable long distance toll service in 
Fort Wayne and throughout the country. Antagonistic relationship between the public and its public service cor- 
porations is practically unknown .in Fort Wayne, it being nnitually understood that the best interests will be 
■conserved by a successful get-together spirit, a policy that lias proven a working success. 





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Postal Business 

iiig to Govcnimeiit reports, than any other state in I In- I 
good gravel roads than any other county in Indiana. These cdiuil) r( 
and they come through as rich a farming country as hes out ol doiu 
miles and a population of 93,386 according to the U. lS. Census 
open to the public, from 7:15 A. M. to 9 P. M.; it serves a city 

lioii, and Alhui County has more miles of 
lis :ill lead (() Fort Wayne, the county seat, 
Allen County has an area of 661 square 
f nun. Tlic I'ort Wayne Postoffice is 
ipulalion of 7.">,(H)I) with two deliveries 
and two collections in the residence district and four deliveries and tv\o lollcctions in the business district; 
it has 14 numbered stations at which stamps and money orders are sold, mail registered, parcel post mail 
insured, and from which night collections are made in addition to the regular day collections. After paying 
its own employees and 21 railway mail clerks this ollice remitted to the (Government, during the fiscal year 
ending .June 30, 1!)13, Ihr snni of ,'>2."il,l)(i! A hill calling for an appropriation of S500,000.00 has been 






introduced in Cnn^irss (.1 pnividc a new (;<i\ ciiiincm 

liuilding for Fort Wayne. In 1901, this 

riers and 8 rural rouU- carrii'i-s. In WW-', (here arc cmpl 

lycd 38 officials and clerks, 1 1 eil\- ,aiid 1 .' 

1904, amounts to »2U0,532.03. The incirasc in sala 

ies from 1901. which lolaled .-<.-,0.:;(i I'.r. 

The total, actual weight ot mail han.ll.-d dinin- Hie n 

oulhs of O.-lohrr and \o\ .■iiil.rr, MifJ, 1 

975,100 pounds. The total, actual \\ia>,'lit ol' mail liai 

dll'd durili;^ (lie UM.MlllS ot \l;iivli .Mnd \ 

rated, uas 1 ,2I0.9'.)2 pdunds - IniTcasc 2:'..".>M'i pnii 

kI-.. \>,\ acliial .■oinil il Imnid tl 

of the parcel pdsl sNslrm. Thr fori \V,a\ nc l'n,sl..lli 

V IS now liaiidluij,' .'ilioul 7,(ll)il.l)lM) p,,ui 

ot this oUice for the year 1910, i.ssue.l, anmunlci 1.. s:; 

•.:;,i9!).(i.-i. for ihc \ear I'.H 1, s:;,-,s,(ir,.-,. 

paid out for tlio year 1910 was .S(i2:^,r.(i2,47, for the 

\ear 1911, $581,305.87. for tin; year 19 

fiscal year July 1st to the foUowiiif,' .\ ear, cndinf,' -Inni 



fori W.aviic is well known for ils sound Una 

icial operations and haidving methods 

four nalional banks, four trust c(jnipanies and three 

|Hi\ate banks. Besides these there i 

never had a financial panic, neither has it c\er had : 

hoom },nowth duiing ils c.xisb'nce. Tl 

s ollice cinplo>-ed 19 officials and clerks, 28 city car- 
5 rural carricis. The increase in receipts, 1913 over 
2, to 1913, which total $95,612.87, is $39,247.95. 
(his being before parcel post was inaugurated, was 
\piil, 1913, this being after parcel post was inaugu- 
liat 33% of this inereasi' was due to the adoption 
lids of mail each xcai. Tin- moiiey order business 
,78. For the year 1 91 2, s 1 I2,."i:! 1.8S. The amount 
)12, .8014,703.53. The aiune figures begin with the 

There are eleven banking institutions here; 
Building and Loan Association. This city has 
ncrcantile and industrial cntcriiriscs of the city 

Prominent Fort \Va\ne Residences 

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have been carefully organized upon a sound, conservative basis. The banliing facilities have played a big part in the upgrowth of these in- 
stitutions by their liberal, yet sane policies. Upon the financial standing of the banks often depends the fortunes or misfortunes of their customers 
and a feeling of confidence in these institutions gives an as.siiranrc (,. dc|H,si((irs. Bank failures are unknown licrc, and at no time during the 
scxcrcst panics iiave the doors of any bank been ciiiscd loi a niomciii |.. a (|r|ii.j,i(iir. In other words, no ril\ icgardlcss of size or location offers 
safer (ir bellei' banking accomodations. The comliined e.ipital ,<\' ilie naii'Mial iianks and trust companies is sl'.2l'(1,(1()(I.(1(); surplus and undivided 
pnilits sl,:;7-M(M).(lll; deposils S22,S7:1,I)(10.(III. The piixalr l.anks lia\e paid up eapilal ami surplus rinmiii- inln s.'xeral (hdUsands of dollars. 
Theal".\e.s|:,leinenlsare(liM.|ed.-isln||,,\\s: rirsi \aliniial, eapilal s,-,(IO,(llHI,l)(l siii phis and\i(led pn.lils SL>.-,(I.(I0(I.()(), deposits s 1,.-,0(I. (1011. (lO; 
llaiiiiilon \alioiial, .-apilal s:i(HI,(Hlll.(lll, surplus and uinhxided prollls s I.V.'.Klll.llll, deposits s:;,7:;s,(l(Hl,()(l; Cini.-in .\nieri. an Xalioiial, eapilal 
•KGO.OOO.OO, surplus and undivided profils SI2,'), 01)0.00, deposits .*;•_', lidii.diiii.dil; Old .N.ilional, eapilal s;;.-,(i,(iimi.(HI surplus and iiiiili\i(led pmlils 
$213,248.66, deposits .5.3,359,881.31; Citizens Trust Co., capital .■<•.'( lo.iinii. nil. surplus .ind undi\uleil piohis M.s.ihki.ihi, deposiis M , 1 17,0(10.(10; 
German American Trust Co., capital ,1100,000.00, surplus and undixaled proliis ski.imhiiki. deposits s.-,77, Odd. (lO; I'eoples Trust .and S,a\ in<,'s ("o., 
capital .1200,000, surplus and undivided profils S63, 100.00, deposils $1,617,000.00; Tri-Slato Loan and Trust Co., capital .15310,001). surplus and 
undivided profits $247,000.00, deiiosils .l!;4, 989,000.00. The clearings of llies.- banks have jumped by leajis and bounds. In the >car 1011 
the ainounl was $.53,921,9.53.13. In 1912, .$.58,930,466.20. In 1913 it is esliiiialed these clearings will e.xceed $63,000,000.00. 




Manufacturing and 

HE manufact- 
uring industries 
of Fort Wayne 
number over 
Inindred, represent- 
ing a wide diversity of 
]3roducts, over a thousand 
separate and distinct arti- 
cles being made. New 
factories are const ant l\ 
being added to tlie present 
roster witli numerous addi- 
tions being made to pre- 
sent industries with a total 
capitalization of over 
S27, 000, 000.00 and a wage 
roll of over 810,000,000.00. 
The appro.ximate number 
of people employed in Fort 
Wa\nc in various indus- 
tries and places of employ- 
ment is over 12,000. Fort 
\Va> lie's products are sold 
iliiii\i;,'liciut the world and 
siMial thousands of cars 
aiv shipped annually into 
fnici!.;,! rountries. Fort 
W a\ lie boasts of great elec- 
tric works, knitting mills, 
\\ ashing and road building 
machinery, gas making 
machinerv, (lil tanks, rolling 
mills, I'ouiiilrics, Hnuring 

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Public and Parochial Schools 



Public Schools 



Parochial Schools 9 st. pauls german Lutheran 10 cathedral 


















iHE Lincoln National 
Life Insurance Com- 
pany was organized on 
tlie strictest standards 
maintained by the laws of any state 
in the Union. It must deposit in 
approved securities with the State 
of Indiana at least the net cash 
value of each outstanding policy. 
Under this law no policyholder in 
an Indiana company has ever lost 
a penny, nor can loose. The 
licncfits to be derived from invest- 
ing ill present-day life insurance 
piilicjos are thoroughly understood 
li.\ e\erj' one. Proof of this is 
shown by the fact that over a 
million people of excellent judg- 
ment and business sagacity avail 
themselves of [he iipiKjrdinily 
every year. 

The Lincoln Life has made the 
greatest success of any company 
nrganizcd in the Central States in 
llic last 10 years. This suc<'('ss is 
due lo thr lact that it has al all 
tiiiics adhiTi'd to the highest prin- 
lipli'sof life insurance underwriting. 
The strength of the organization is 
shoun in (he splendid results 
a.-lii.-\c(l In Ihr Conipanv. Allli.> 

lie (hat I 

Indiana are thoroughly in s\nipathy 
with the establishment of a life in- 
surance company in this particular 
section. The Company, however, 
writes insurance not only in Indiana 
but also in Ohio, Michigan and 
Pennsylvania. The majority of 
its business, however, has thus far 
been secured at home where the 
excellent business standing and 
ability of its officers is best known. 

The Lincoln Life is regarded as 
one of the big elements that has 
brought fame to Fort Wayne 
financial institutions. Its premium 
income is over S1200 a day and 
growing by leaps and bounds. The 
Company has a fully paid-u]) 
capital stock of S200,obo and its 
assets at the close of the year will 
e.xceed .SI, 000,000.00. That the 
Company's policyholders are well 
satisfied with their policies and 
with the management of the Com- 
pany is evidenced by the fact that 
the Company has the smallest lapse 
rate e.xperienced by any company 
of similar age, having been less 
than 9% for the past three years. 
This is a remarkable showing. 

The watchword of the ComjianN' 
is "Advance". Its managers pride 
themselves on the consei-vati\e and 
substantial advancement in the 
Company's business which has been 
shown from year lo year. 


ounlry. 1 Mr plans ami 
designing, both cxlerior 
and interior, are the 
W(jrk of Mr. Charles l{. 
Weal her hogg. n t 
this city, wlinse work is 
to be found in many nf 
the eity's most promin- 
nent buildings and fmc 
residenecs including 
l-:ik's building. High an. 
Peoples Trust 
ings Co. officer bull 
\Vm. .\I. Crinin's 
idene.', P c r f i- <■ t 
Bisruit ('.... I'nri W 
Bo.v Compan; " 
Thieme's country res 
idenee, I" o r t \V a y n i 
Countrx Clul), Suinmi 
Cilv .Snap Wnrks am 

of Dr. !•;. W. D.K 

The Anthony is onen 
the best hotels in tin 
stale, and is advanlag 
cou.sly located on Wcs 
Berry Street 
jai-cM( 1< 

'ealhcrhodii. Architect 

center of the city and is 
one of its handsomest 
buildings. The Grand 
staircase leading from 
the rotunda is a sympho- 
ny in marble. The ro- 
tunda, beautiful in de- 
sign and decoration, 
gives a distinction to 
the whole interior. The 
furnishings are elegant 
and every convenience 
has been provided. The 
cafe, grill and public 
dining room are on the 
first floor and the design 
and finish show marked 
professional ability on 
the part of the Architect 
who fashioned them. 
There are also two pri- 
\ate dining rooms and a 
spacious and handsome- 
designed banquet 
hall. The appointments 
in these dining places 
are elegant in every 
detail and the service 
and cuisine are all that 
a discriminating public 
can desire. The mural 
decorations of the bar 
are exceptionally beau- 
tiful, having been ex- 
ecuted by a German 
artist of rare ability. 



'.■IFT Y-r II UliB 

r- ■:,r- 

\ !■; view of Tlic I5iiss I'oundry and Machine Company gives a compreiiensive idea of tiie ciiormily of this plant, tlie leading industry of Fort Wayiit 
1^ coneern had its roncoption in the year 1853 when it was organized as Jones, I^jiss and Company. In 1898 a reorganization took place am 
;^„ - ; y .iL nrporatcd as The Hiws I^jundry ;ind Machine Conii)any with a capitalization of $1,500,000, which has since been increased to $2,200,000. -^ 
\^^Q^ hranch plant is opi^rated and owned hy this corporation at Hock Run, .Alabama, which mines and smelts part of the, ore used in the product; 
of ihc I'orl Wayne plant, being established for th(! purpose of producing a liner grade of pig iron for use in Bass car wheels. Since this now mammoll 
liusiiie.s.s was established in a small way in the early fifties to the present day, the success following has been phenomenal in all its aspects. Buildings hav( 
been added to the original group of structures, nuichinery of the most modern and apijrovcd type is constantly being installed and the labor field raked foi 
competent mechanics. The number of men employed in bolli the I'ort \Va> lie faclory and the branch at Hock Run total approximately 2500 men with an 
.•iiiiiiial pay roll of S|,.-,{)ll,(HH). The (omiagc of iii;iiiiifaclMrrd malcria!, and iiicl,-il .shipped fnnii lioth .soiiircs, amoiiiils to :!0(),0()0 tons annually. The products 
of the I'oit \V;i,Mir f.-icloiv ;in- rai « licrl.s, L'eiieial gia\ iron raslings. axles, iron and slccjlnrf^i, if,, (',„-|i,s.s engines. boil.Ts and .■oni|>lcle power plants. The 

.^...:^^?i-U--^-^ .« 

- I t U , , 

iproduct 1)1 llie Huck Kim bniiich ls furnace high grade pig irmi w hn'h linngx the highi'i 
the branch at Rock Run. Alabama, 25,000 acres of land, upon which is ojjerated the bu.s 
iever since its inception, been the guiding hand in its operations and to him is due the 
(Mr. Bass has a wide interest in variuu.s nther Fcirt Wayne enterprises including banking. 

large hn 




area « 

r 20 acres and 




of ih. 

conipaiiv has 


e.s 1 




of this |)lanl, 

(1 else 




is hel( 

in the highest 

iesteem in the business world fi 
>His introduction to the iron ind 
V„mes 1(, the F,.rt Wavne fa.loi 

impression that lie 

en foresight and judgment. The year 1852 saw his advent here, being a product of the blue grass state, Kentucky. 
the .Jones, Bass Company in the year 1853. Raw material, out of which this concern makes its prodiicis, 
r .■.Liid.-id. In every department of this inunense jilant the work is systematized for ccnnnniN in lime and oper- 
aniirariiire. A view of the interior of the many departments gives an eduealicm.-d inueli lu ;iii\ (iiic iMtnrsIed 
all' ni.irjiiiidy iiperated as a beehive of industry, turning out work ab.siihitel\ cdireet and .■irciir;ilc in eim- 
tyiiically mcidern producer. 


INOWN ill all parts of the world, the products of S. l" . 
iowser and Company. Incorjjorated, one of the largest 
nianufaclurinR roncenis in I'nrt Wayne, carry a guarantee 
of qualits 


and excellence attest 
cd by the long exper- 
ience and cnviahli- 
record of thecompaii\. 
This concern was 
Inunded in 1885 with 
the home plant and 
giiieral offices in I'ort 
Wavne. Brandies iirc 
maintained in th,' 
I iiited Stales in New 
>()rk, San I->ancisco. 
.•^l. Louis, Denver. 
\li)any, Dallas, 
Atlanta and llarris- 
liurg. while foirign 
nlliccs arc h.ratrd ill 

iicshiirg, liuciKJS.Xires 
I'orto liico, Mexico 
("ity, Toronto and 
Havana. The S. I". 
r> iwser & Conii)an\ . 
Iiii-orporated, are oil 
syst<'ni engineers, pat- 
entees and mamifar- 
turers of Oil Storage 
and Dislriiiuting .Sys- 
tems. .Self Measuring 
Hand and Power l)ii\ 
ini' .S\ stems. Large 
ailing S\s(ems, S 

;-Lsoliiie Storage Outfits for public and private garages and Oil 
■iUering and Circulating Systems. Many features of the tanks and 
.stems an- .-xclusive and not to be found on other apparatus of this 

class. These devices 
are designed for per- 
fect and accurate 
work, are built on 
honoi as to materials 
and woikmanship and 
ait tested and adjust- 
ed in the fat toi> Bul- 
s gi\ mg complete 
(I t uldldtscuptionof 
II \ hiK will be fur- 
iiislii d upon applica- 
tion and Without obli- 
gation If inteiested 
ons state what 
lis lh(\ handle, this 
< 111] iin vill send 
ht( laliut, tkscuptive 
ol equipment suited 
to then paiticular 
needs. Tlu firm's 
ealalngue illustrates 
:i,ul .l.'seril.estiieline, 
Mi.-i Innile.l uay, and 

,,l mstallatidiis in 
widely diversified 
fields. Every year 
sees additiona;l uses to 
which oil and gasoline 

these perfectly working 
companies and others. 

id managed in America. 



■nI r\(lii,si\c hosiery factory iiiidcr one mc 
s.iiid (Inllars, which lias increased to one i 
ilaicni, ullords a door space of three hi 
uoiiieii and children. A specialty is iii. 
lor the nmnnlaetnrc ol' liif,'h Krade silk 
lirsl inaimracliM-eror liosier\ to sell ^jood^ 

Vayiie KinttliiK Mills, is perhaps the 
(I in 1891, with a capital of twenty-five 
•nse plant, perfectl.v equipped in every 
output consists ol' cotton, lisle and silk 
owns and o|ierates an exclusive silk 
■ of genuine Wayne Knil hose. This 
eais a sironj,' ),oiaranlec and re|)resenls 
^nld bv the leadiuL' stores in .all cities. 



.'•3M^^««P*. '-.VM/r 


111' Wcslcm Cm? ('..iislniclimi Compan 

wages an.l salarirs ainnunling (.. alHUil Uiv 
fifty tlK.iisaiul (Inllai-.s. t,, ,,ii.- iiiillinn .lolla 
about five thDUsaiid five luiiuireil tmis ni iIk 
machinery, gas holders, vahes and jiipe spi 

ronsliliil.-s nne ..r the largest nt I'url Waxiir's mam large iM.-iniil- 
IM.'d pindliels and uinMl.e,-,.rcnipI..\<'s. Tins e,,iiipan> «.as rslal.l 
mehundiv,lll,nusand,l(>llars, Tlie plant orrnpir.s an ar.-a of llnilr 
.n,pl..Mnenl tu al...nt SL\ huiahvd i,r„ple iiieiuding a lieM Innv , 
nidred llMHisaiid ddllars annnallx . Tlir ainuial output in valne .ai 
:iil\, eiinsuming apprn\inialel.\ sc\(ii thousand five hundred tons n 

I ilnri'-icidlis acres 
^ to si-Mii hundred 





Mo.. - 


> I F-ORT Wayne jl 




PAiit: SI X r y- for II 

« is t mi It lit \ 
plant st 1 tl\ 1 1 
hmdied in 1 I i t I | 

liiindud (iglit n t n I i 
and a halt milli n d II us 1 
handled si\t\ dght <]u u I 
brtwen is pi m kd with ini| 1 

; \ssociation has offered to the public a health giving beverage. He 

It stands on its merits — brewed from absolutely pure materials, 

umg RerghoO' beer is rigidly inspected and perfect cleanliness 

best grade of malt are used. The water is Ihorciighly tested. Be 

I sjiaicd to uphold this high standard. The IJcrgholf Brewing .\ssoc 

1 uith 1 capital stock of one million, five hundred thousand dollars. 

1 1 tly a|)i)n)vcd type of apparatus in every department. Th( 

1 1 1\< tu(i hundred thousand dollars in yearly wages. Ten tlimisaiK 
liii ing oni- hundred si.\ty thousand barrels of beer which is \aliicd ii 
lus and unusually well lighted, has two hundred eighty one llKiii.saiu 
\ i)Ut|)oses, this concern has si.\ auto trucks and twenty Ir.-uiis. 
Ik s fidiii both steam and cli'clric lines at the ddins n( the l)rc\\rr\ . 

ly the 

[• IWli 

1 four 




nnnTnERs compaxv (See papc 112) 

IE SI XT y- mini T 



NE of the largest establishments suppi 
with a high grade beer, is the V. I 
Companv. Tliis concpni was eslalili 
h a n a 

I. More 

; HiiEwiNG co.^tPA^ 
ambit inn 
firm, mill- 

iilutely pure product — r 
cial World and more sti 
Slates Brewers' Assoei;: 


half century of ex- 
perience has brought 
the product of this 
company to a higli 
degree of perfection. 
The Centlivre iinw- 
ery is a thoroughly 
modern plant in ever> 
detail. The well 
equipped buildings 
have ample space ami 
are admirably ai- 
ranged. Great can 
and watchfullnessaie 
exercised that onh 
the purest watei is 
used and absidutc 

thioughoul Noiiclnit 
the best grade of hop.s 
is used in this com- 
pany's blew and its 
])loduct IS fiee tiom 
all contamination and 
adulteration Ceiit- 
Uvre Beer is biewed 
by a German biew- 
master who kn(n\s 
what should enter into 
good beer and what pr( 
the materials. E\lrcmi 
' of Centlu re Bcei It m 

•ans miic 
to the e, 
<m advo, 

are necessar\ to g<'t tlic 
characterizes c\ci\ step i 

ill etlects of 
the making 
out \Mththe 

lhc\ n 



ml Drink 

"We < 
have tlie sanitarx 
otricers do their duty 
in our ease, as this is 
the shortest, surest 
way of counteracting 
tiic unfounded talk 
about adulteration, if 
any law can be passed 
to make the surveil- 
lance over food and 
drink any more strin- 
gent, this association 
will be found among 
its supporters." When 
The Pure Food Bill 
was before the United 
.States Senate, in 190.5 
Si-nalor \1criiniber 

St lice 


itKin 111(1 iiKi 
film w IS 111! 
cnintnienth locitcd 
stutt wheu theic aie xlsn stoi ige facilities 
Th< modtm equipment in use b\ the Blo^\n 

liiid Hif, C ()mpin\ consists input of one 
moldi timk indtliiit\ five teams The fiim 

dso Ins tht most modem derm I s nid ili mms 
loi hoisting sales pianos mil ihii In iw 
luinituie to uppei stories \\\i n |>iiii s ,,l 
Kit it \ ilu" aie to be moved a is ..i ^i, u 
iinpoi(in(( that the men handling ili.iii Ik 
mil niih , lutioub but competent to |hi a, 
the dcMcts with whuh fhiv in iiio\,(| m 
hoisted The men (1ii|iIm\,,1I.\ this , ,,ii, , i n 
lie pamstiking md th(M(Hi<,lil\ < .iiii|ii i( nl 
Peisons hiMiig \ dii ilih pi mns ,i oih i 

mi\ hi\( M(i\ issiii in(( (.1 lis s,l,i\ uh, I 
entiustcd to Ilu ( ii ,,! this linii I ill 
txpdienced men U( ( nipli \i (1 \\li iImi uI 
1\ undeistand this piiiniiln Jim .1 uoil 
Luge -nd (spoiilK m n^ I \ m I ,i m, i 
mg household ^ .mis u, N, i | n ,.1 th, 
companv s (ipiipiiii 111 Ilu 1 n^ iiiiimIm i dl 

lutolMS Hid inlilin^ huns, ,,,|,l,d HI 

I nil W i\iil 111. I III, ui.l, K ,||\,i 111, ,1 IllKS 

ol ,,mim,„lili, s 1111,1, ,11,1 h 111.11 ,1 1,.^, ih 1 
Willi the vast anii.uiil <,( raw mat. 'rials i.M'.nv- 

(d md shippi.l l,\ 111. Mnniil i. .i. ,i.s 
ui imnuiis, hull ,,| , ni,^, ni.l lli. ^i. id i 
pti cent <it this l.iisiiKss IS hill. II.. I h\ III. 
Blown Tiucking Coinp in\ \s ih. iii\ m 
cieised its numhci ol business (..ii. mis ilns 
film enlugcd its fuilities uul Iokc ol iiu ii 
piopoitiondteh A \ tst deal of tnnsfci woik 
IS done between the \iiious rulioads th it 
lead into Toil \\d\n( whuh in Ih, listfn. 
\eiis has become a shippiM}, p.niii ..I imi. h 
impoitance neiessil iling i ipi.l m. ms 
between points St uling in i sin ill \\ n tins 
concern has kept paec \cai b\ \eai with this 
(ommeirnlgiowth 1 he nun in chaige hi\i 
i\.i b..n 111 .l.,s. t.,i,. 1, vMih moduli londi 
li.ins ,11 I uilli III, .\p,iisi.,n..l loll W nil, s 
iiuliistiiil j,i,n\lli lii\. It ill liiius(,.nsid(i<<l 
i\[ndi.n(\ mil ( 11(1 lli<liig(aim\ 
,'l men and tc ims emplmed ittest to the 1 ul 
iliil nun h moiu\ and facilit\ idditioiis 

lii\< I \p.ii.I..l III ,,id(i Ihit quick s(i 

\ 1. mil i,|iililii\ sill 111, 1 be the (iiinK assi t 

I iliis I I s I Ii, lug. aniiiunt of pit 

ii'iii^i ^i\,ii iliis ,,iiii|nii\ with Us ...ii.s 
P liilliu ,1. il 1,111111^, liiliill, il \, iih sh,i\\s 

I I'll lnsi\, l\ ih a I l,,s, iiiil 1 1,11st ml ip 
pli( iliou to till w ints ol Us eustonuis 

II is biought its own lew lid vcai b\ \(di i)\ 
miewalsof contiactsliom sUisfied (usduiu is 
Ilie men who conduct the ,,l this 

iisiness aie well known business m. ii ,,t I ,iii 
W iMK Theofficeisaie Waltei \ li,,igni in 
l>,l. Ill Chiistim r Boigman tieasuiei 
\ii^iist s Boignnn secietii\ These mm 
II. Ill ..mslant touch with local condilions. 
Iia\.' ample storagi- facilities. 

R. II. G. Kayniund, dislributdr lor iiigh grai 
as sales and display rooms at 718-20 Ban 
business had its beginning in a small way ii 
1911, in an 

old cement building 
on Lafayette 
Roulcvard. Business 
ini-reased SO rapidly 
dial the garage was 
removed to the com- 
modious and well ap- 
pointed quarters, in 
July, 1912. So great 
has been the demand 
for the cars handled 
by Mr. Raymond, 
that he has oversold 
his supply capacity 
by sixty per cent, for 
1913. All cars sold 
by Mr. Raymond arc 
machines of standaiil 
makes, the merits of 
which have been un- 
questionably proven. 
He is state represen- 
tative for the I m - 
p <■ rial Automobile 
and local distributor 
lor llic I'aigc-Delroil 
Motor Cais, 111,' 
W:t\vr\v\, 111,' Kiss,'! 
Cars ami \Va\ril(y 
Coiiiiiirnial Cars. 'I'Ik 

honest price." Tlie I 

have been brought to an unchallenged mechanical perfection; that 
they embody all the essentials to safe, enjoyable motoring. Hand- 
somely illustrated catalogues announce to the purchasing public the 

merits of the 1914 
I m p e rials. The 
Paige 1914 model is a 
mechanical master- 
piece in design, con- 
struction and equip- 
ment in its price field. 
Paige cars a )■ e 
designed and built by 
men who know the 
fundamental princi- 
ples of mechanical con- 
struction, to the last 
detail. An claborat- 
ch- beautiful year- 
book from the Waver- 
li'> i:irctric Company 
M I I II ilianapolis 
n I r s !• n t s clear 
illustrations, full spec- 
ilicaiions and prices 
of eight models of the 
"Silent Waverley 
b]leclric." These ears 
are the acme ofju.x- 
ury supported by mas- 
terly construction. 
The Waverley Com- 
mercial Electrics are 
the most dependable, 
■ wagons. It requires but a 
.\e that it is a woilhy c.xiion- 
Ic in automobile construction. 

,1 Cllil 

f til.- ■ 



fiftccn llH.usaii.l ddllars. Thr firm hai 
Auliiniohilc Cniiipaiiy's Iniirlc'iith si 
Thr firm's I'.U I cai' is on the market ; 

lines adopted liy two Ian s ICnroiK-an ears lor 1 

always dictated motor .-ar styles. America, 
model, is ])n>sented ilie .aece|i|i'd European vogue 
costly features are in<-luded. einei' of which is de| 
cranked; it is electric lighted; it is also equijiped w 
a motor car fault, thai of revolving the motor too 
them. With the new Auburn "40" there is noilii 
is located at 124-128 Washington Boulevard West 
which IS the larfjest in the city. This garage has ; 
ployed in this department. In connection with tl 
also for the Brown inner tube which is the only \> 

\Va\iie business men, was oiganized and incorporated in l'.)I2. and has a capital stock ol 
dies a eomplete line of the Aiiluirn Automobile Coiiiiiain's m,aehines. This is the Auburn 
reessfnl Near mamiraetnring automobiles and it has iie\er created an iinsneeessfiil model, 
nd is a .si'iisation in moior car values. The body design of this ear eoiislitnles tlic bleiidcil 
14, Men were s<'nt to stiidv styles and in this car the\ olTer thi' Latest. lOiiropc has 
isiiall\ two >eais afterward, has invariably followed. But in tlie Auburn's mw I'.il4 
1,1' today. This is on<' reason tliis car is IQlVs startling inol..r car \aliie. \lan\ other 
eiidable and eiuluring ser\ ice. .\t no extra cost, the new ,\iibnin "111 " is ilecti sclf- 
tli .an electric horn. The Auburn electric self-cranking s\steni spins the motor. That ends 
,|owl\ to secure combustion. There have been big value cars that nci'd extras lo complete 
ig one could buy to more completely equip it. The Auburn .\uto ('ompan\ of I'oit Way lie 
where the beautiful new Auburn is on exhibit in its spacious and well aijpointed garage 
complete repair department for all makes of cars. Twelve experienced mechanics are eiii- 
e atiii' sales, this firm is the exclusive distributing agency for Knight tires for .Allen Count\-; 
KUimalie proof tube on the market not using any chemicals or artificial substance. 


N 1859 the 

^^ iKin con- 
a^lXgjgl trolling 
Fort Wayno's most 
beautiful cemetery 
was organized. As a 
place of sepulcher, 
Lindenwood is most 
eminently fitting, en- 
hanced as it is by 
nature's own beauty. 
The landscape gard- 
ening of the cemetery 

IIS bei 


pari . 


• ('( ('iini|iaiiy. (irKanizi'd and incc>rp(iraliHl in 11I12 willi lill.\ llidusaiid ddllais capitalization, is one of Fort 
lunsl impditant industries. The business consists ot all kinds (it pavinj,'. Since its inception the company has met 
■ and well desci\cd success. The increase in business done for the past two years is shown by the company's books 
Lite that in 1912, two lumdred and forty thousand dollars w-orth of business was done and in the present year the contracts 
amount to about two hundi-ed and seventy-five lliousand dollars. The company's plant, which occupies about one and one- 
of ground space, is adequatcl\ (■(|ui|)pcd with the latest improved models of machinery. Three hundred skilled workmen are 
who are thoroughly experienced in this line i.l uuik. The uKJiUhly pay roll averages fifteen thousand dollars. One hundred 
tons of raw material are used cacii \v:\v \'nr cnniiilcling the work. These materials are always selected with the utmost care and 
Ihi' rncisl scNcre icsis and thuinngli prcparalinn pcjssilih' tn insure their fitness and stability and thus reduce deterioration to a 
The bricks, gra\cl, ccnirni and nthiT matciials aii' of the best grades obtainable and no pains are spared in their treatniiMit to 
hell- dinabilit> under the scMTcst use pnjbable. The Board of Public Works of Fort Wayne has kept pace with the rapid growth 
in the aniiiuni of new pa\enienls l-iid and much of this recent work has been done by the Grace Construction Company. The 
he ell) remarks upon the e.xtenl ni pa\i(l sireeis and wonders at the public spirit of a community which makes such public improve- 
ibli'. Wlien fori Wa\ne builds, il builds uell. and this statement applies to the character of its permanent road making. The 
rl \\a,\ne has been lorlnnale in llie elioo.siug of a eompelcnl i-oiieern to build its pa\ ciiienls. Along this line, hundreds of tliou- 

,.s no other feature of a city that appeals more sti'ongly to the outside ob.ser\cr than the appearance of a city's streets. 





THIS ciiiipaii 
cMpiUil sloe 


my was cstablisl 
k of ten thoiisaiK 
partmcnts of indusd'ial clicmistr.N 
taxing and dnip; and good anal 
ikV fuel tests, sliowiMK III.- rx: 

inenl and as|ihall. 'I'lie riiiii|jan\ 
nerr who is qualified not nnly I 
urnisli estimates and give adxii 
|)laliii)f the jiurehase of piospecl 
^ water for drinkiiiL' and for 1; 




It, (". . 


S73, the Paul E. Wolf Bedding Company has been 
manufartnro^of mattresses, awnings and tents. 
Ill liiK) (he liiiii \\as inenrporaled with twenty-five thousand dollars 
eapital stoek. In addiiion to ilii' other lines, the business consists 
of upho'stering, earpet eleaning and feather renovating. The mat- 
ti-esses put out by this firm rank among the best on the market as 
to wearing qualities, comfort, materials used and workmanship. The 
awnings are made to measurements accurately taken and are easil\' 
adjustable. Upholstering of all kinds is done in a most satisfactory 
manner and at moderate rates. The workmen in this department are 
espeeiall\- skillful and are experienced in this line of work. The firm 
carries a. fine seleetioii of tapestries, reps, velours and other fabrics so 
I hat upholstering nia.v be done to harmonize with other furnishings 
or e;iir\ out eertaiii color selienics. Through its forl.v years' e.xper- 
ieiire, the linn has acipiircil tlii' bi'st methods for conducting its various 
di'paidneiils. T\\eiily-li\e workmen of siijicrior skill are employed. 


/^\E of the long cstaMishcd ,-,iiir,i ns h liirh lias mlcird .Milistaiili- 
V-' ally into making Fnrl W'nyu- km imliisi n,-il mniv, i.s ihr Clolw 


Mills, wiiidi have been a i.n.iiiiiinu kauiiv ,,r ihc luismess liie u( the 


cilx I'di- lliiii>-li\i' M'ars. This ill(l^l,^ll.\ coiisisls of milling, grinding 


spiers, gniidin.i,' and loasling roller and grinding mustard. The firm 

317 E .: 

nindurls a wlii.lrsalr and a n tail dr|,,ii tiiiriit. The plant is modern 


in its equipment and is aiiiplx supplii'd with ilir latest improvrd 


machinery and a.|)pai-,aliis ni iln' nrwi'sl t\ pr. i:.arh pi.irrss is r;ii linl 

of hor 

on with great i)reeatitinn and eaiclnl aH.aitinii tn details. The nine 

in a eil 

people eiiip|..\ed have a thorough understanding of tie- work. h:ver\- 


cnniioissenr knows that ll;i\(a- of eolhr d.-jieiids \.'r\ largel.x upon the 

as the 

niethoil employed ill roasting it. The ( dohe Mills ii,a\e sneeeeded in 

Inrn fi 

evolving a process of roasting that hiings out tin' rieliesl llavor in 

glass i^ 

the cofl'ee. Through long and vahiahle rxperieiiec IIk' hiixer ot this 


concern has acquainted himself uitli the most desirahle conVe and spiee 

this ei 

markets and the brands chosen are unexeelled. 

ing of 

ihiss ('oinpan>- occupies a distinclive 
islia- of nKiiiiifaelurcrs. The firm was 
and ill I'.Kis was incorporated for five 
ic^ss, which is conveniently located at 
])loys ten people who bring training and 
1 thousand square feet of the i)lant are 
'hough not one of the largest industries 
irtance of such a business must be felt 
1 work and it is the only one of its kind 

slie finishing of the well d<'signi'd home. 
Many of the homes and buildings of 
umples of this firm's work. Thedesign- 

1C£ BiailTY-OSli 

,aiul .s(iu;i 
riisiiing 1 
l.'siKii and 


riginally oitcanizcd in 1892 as 11 

(liana Hi, 
w AniiTJc 


Till-: \Va\nc ' 

tlujiisand dollars, 
gasoline storage 
ari^ widely knnwi 




The 1 


Indiana Lrvcr 
mating Ciader. 

imp Company, among the larger 
limnded twenty-six years ago and 
atci-, in l!)()(i, was incorporated for three hundred 
;. The mitput cil' the roncern consists of oil and 
,inil (lisliil)ii(ing s> stems. These modern devices 
n anil used e.\iensi\ el\-. The firm's phint is located 
iin 111 Canal Street and the Nickel Plate Railroad, 
cs ample railroad facilities to the door of the factory 
in obtaining raw material and in .shipping the com- 
wilhnnt nnneeessary handling. The plant is fully 
n|)le spa<'e and keeps ahead of the demands of the 
may al no lime be fiumd lacking. The company's 
I knnun men ,,1 fnrl Wayne, are II. C. Berghoff, 
\. Masnii. \iee presidenl, C. O. tli-iffin, secretary, 
sni-er and K. I'. Diserens, geneial manager. 



FOR nearly thirty-five years, the firm of Mossman, Yarnelle ami 
Company have occupied a leading position among the win 

of the ciiuntn ot mm 
Fort Wayne has l.ccn put on ll 
automiiliili" Mianiilailuicrs ui l 
country because hI the Incalion of 
this firm. Mossman, ^ aniclle and 
Company has its icpn'sciuatives in 
every part of the United States. 
Its trade is with the blacksmith and 
wagon manufacturer, the foundn 
and machine shop, the bugg\ and 
carriage builder, and, keeping a- 
breastof the times, with thegieatest 
industry of the age, the automo- 
bile manufacturer. The fiim cai 
ries large stocks of iron and steel 

The Rapp and Zolhngei Y 
ric Company do all kinds oUl 
cal repair work. A speck 
made of new and second 
motors, wiring, armatuie i 
ing, field coils, installation 
tors and machine work ot a 
The business was establislud m 
1910, since which timt it has had ,i 
rapid and substantial giowtli. At 
present the out of town business 
extends over a radius of Am 
dred miles. Four expert ni' 
ics are employed at the shop which 
is located at 451 East Columbia Strt 
have a familiar knowledge of all kinds 
in a position to fill all ordeis prom] ' 


Tl I v. 11,-1 
b\- pi 

iiiK' III I'orl Unyiic is l)ciiiK ("iiTicd al'iir, even iiilo Africa 
products fr«ni the. I'orl \Va\iic i'riiitiii^' ("oniiian.v. This 
rniiccrn has the hcsl cciuiijpcd plant in the state of Indiana cnfjaKid 
111 fjcncral printing, Iilho(,naphinK and liirnisiiinf,' ollicc supplies. TIk- 
Mnii was organized and first iri<orporat<'d in litO'J. Nine \cars later, 
ill 1!)11. it was reincorporated for one hundreil fifty thousand dollars. 
Th.- business re(|uiros one hundred eiKlUy skiile.l .•niployes to carry 
forward the work. Thi'.se receive oni' hundred tiiousand dollars in 
\ early wafjes. .\ppro.\iniately, tweiil\-(i\e hundred Ions of raw 
material ari' annually used in lurninK out two thousand tons of ilic 
finished product, the wiliie of wliii-h is three hundred lweiil\-fi\e 
Ihou.sand dollars. Tiiis lini'l\ ecpiipped plant alfords foit\-(i\i' 
thousand square feel of workiuK space and is ade(|ualely siip|ilied 
uilh the most modern types of niacliincry. Catalogs, s\sleni ollice 
forms, hank and coluit.\ forms and supplies are included in the oiilput. 


,a\ was established 
■d capital and bond 
issue of luo liuiulivd llinusaiul dnlhiis which has since been 
increased to nine liundrcd and seventy ihousand dollars. E.xchanges 
arc maintained at I'ort Wayne, Kcndallvillc. .\uburn and New Haven 
the fjencral oflice being in I'orl Wayne, Indiana. The Company 
owns one Ihousarul miles of loll lines and has eleven thousand sub- 
•scribers, nine thousand of whom are in I'ort Wayne. The under- 
ground cable .system is used thronghoul the business section and in 

three hundred ihou.sand feet of cojipcr wire in ser\ ice in [hr city and 
three hundred (iflv liiou.s.-md feel of cable. Th,- ,-n eragi- daily lo.-al 
calls in l-'orl Wayne iiiimb.-r iiiii,-l\ lliousaiid. The daily long distance 
messages a \erage one Ihmis.iiid. The- l\\n iimdern buildings occupied 
by the i-'oit Wayne (-xrhange .-ire the ]in.perly of the corporalion. 


SIX years ag(j the Enirich Baking Company was o 
which time il has become one of Fort Wayne's largest l)ak 
concerns. The plant, which is thoroughly modern in its eqiiipiiii 
in every department, is located at 1247 Maumee Avenue. The wi 
rooms are well lighted and sanitary. All work is done under can 
supervision and the most rigid inspection. Tweiii> -li\r cxiiriimi 
people are emploj-ed. All materials used in the liak.'d goods of 
Emrich Baking Company are of the purest and best (|ualit\. 'I 
ovens are of the latest improved designs and the kneaders, mi.xers ;i 
sifters are of recently a]5i5ro\'ed models. "Emrich's New^ Engla 
Bread," and Sanitary Potato Bread," are special brands of \m 
which are very ])opular and are sold in enormous quantities dai 
Rye bread of exceptional qualit\-, fine cakes and cookies also, fo 
a large part of the ou(]Uil. .'^even delivery wagons arc ni-eded lo (; 
care of the ra|)idi\ increasing imsiiicss of lliis ciilcr|irisiiig''coiicc 

Cream li 

as li,','ii know I",.il \Va\ ne ,.iil\ sin '. 

■ rapid gr 

outh i>( (he c,iiiipan\ 's laisiness shows ai 

1 pul>lic d 

'emand for not only a palatal.le. but al,s, 


- of goods. This firm's plant is oni' of lli, 

odcrrdv c 

■quippcl i.'C ,-|'cai.i plants of (lie Middf 

ing. dcsig, 

i,'d ,'s|„','i:ill\ for this parlii' laisin<'.ss 

^■11 mode 

III iiiipio\ eiii, 'Ills ,111,1 is saiiilaix ill evcrv 

colli,', III,' 

IS ,'iii(l coii\,'\,,r> ,-ii,- lli,.r,,iiglilv slerilizell 

,i,',il\ an. 

d all cans aV,' .•.in'riiliy ,sl,'iili/,',l I,,'!',,,-, 

Hig lla\oi' 

s ,'ire |,n'|ian',l in ilic firm's facloiA li\ 

'I'll,' S\\,' 

,'l ,'i,'.'iiii used comes from carefiill.v in- 

Cciilral : 

in,l \,.Mliern Indiana. Only llx' b.'st ol 

llo III,' c. 

impanx's products. I-Jiiblems or design,'- 

FOR seventeen years the Banner Laundering Company has oper-' 
atcd a first-class laundry in this city. A specialty is made of 
high grade work in every department. General laundering of personal 
work, family washings and hotel work comprise the main line. Beside 
the main office which is located at 425-431 East Columl)ia Street, 
one branch office is maintained in the city, at 113 Breckenridgc 
Street, as well as twenty-five agencies. There arc si.x agencies in ad- 
JMCcnt towns. The plant which is modern in every particular afloiils 
a working space of seven thousand nine hundred sixl,\ si|ii;nr IV/l. 
Si.\t.\-five jjcople arc employed, each of whom is .wpciiriinil and 
particularly skilled in his own line of work. The machiiiciv inslailcd 
in this fiiiii's plan! is oi a lately improved type and designed for 
luriiiiigoiit pcrlcrl \Miik. 'riic partners in this business arc Oscar C. 
Lcgg<-ll, Adrlaidi' \'. LeggeK and .Mfrcd T. Baily. The direct 
nciil of (In- ,-(,nrrni is in eharge of Mr. [?ailcv. 

THE Fort Wa\-nc Builders Supply Company manufactures 
e\ erything in mill-work and are especially prepared to execute 
orders for interior trim according to Architect's details. They carry 
an extensive stock of lumber and building materials of all kinds. The 
company has grown more rapidly than any similar institution in this 
cit>-. ft was established in 1905, and nearly every year has witnessed 
an addition to its buildings or needed space. The capital stock has 
been increased twice within the eight years of its existence. The 
])rcsent year the capital was raised to one hundred and twenty-five 
thousand dollars, in order to expand still further. This will soon 
place it in a position to handle the constantly increasing patron- 
age better than ever before. The plant and yards occupy two 
acres of ground, a suiricient space in which to store a large 
stock, enabling them al all limes to meet demands. From thirty- 
five to forty people arc gi\ en regular employment. 


npiIE l::iir(i|)can ScIkkiI of Music, organized in 1892, has entered 
-*- iii)(Jii Ihi' twciilx -Misl season of its long and successful existence. 
Under (he dircclimi ,,r ilmvur naillic. the School in the last two years 
has asscnibii'd uiilitMil cxc iiIimm i\u- strongest faculty of any institu- 
tion in the \(iillicrii jiarl (.1 the Stale and one which compares I'avor- 
ably with the besi Schocils in (.'hieago and New York. Many of the 
members are graduates of the most famous European and American 
Conservatories, are pupils of noted masters and are further well 
equipped as instructors and virtuosi for (he work of their (leparliiicnts. 
The j,'i-n«tli oi tli.' institution is the best r\ hIcm.t tlial tlic 
work is satislai-tory. lOMdi'iicr that the institution is lhorotij;li and 
complete is seen in the fact that the institution now enrolls pupils 
from all over the State and from cities in surrounding States. All 
grades are taught in Piano, Violin, Vciiee, Cello, Theory, Public School 
Music, Harp, Wind Inslruinents, and Dunning System for beginners. 

ONE of the leading pi 
Empress Theatci- lo.' 
Streets. This theater was 
controlled by a stock coni| 
Harry \V. Crull. The bu 
at about ciglitv thousand d 
hundred. This h 

anuisement in Fort Wayne is the 
the corner of Wayne and Chnton 

il 1 one year ago and is owned and 

d is under the management of Mr. 
neliiiluig the furnishings, is valued 
id has a sealing capacity of thirteen 
•scuts high class vaudeville at an unvarying 
|)rice of ten, twentx' and thirty cents: the vaudeville attractions offered 
by Sullivan and Considine, part of an organization extending from 
coast to coast, playing what is termed "Road Shows," are presented 
at this theater. The policy of the management is to present at all 
times shows that are clean, wholesome and highly entertaining. 
.\n orchestra of carefully selected musicians is connected with tlu^ 
Empress. The ventilation is perfect; the acoustic properties are such 
that the entertaininenl may be enjoyed from an\- .seal in llic housi\ 

I success in F 
I lie best pall 

iii.iri..(ial.- "li, 

(is, has lliailc 
laial i.iililic ,■! 
. 'I'hc .ale. 

i.rt Wayne, 
of a stag h 


l«CII 111 

Alt Heidelburg Hote 
itej and answers il si 
in the eitv. The Al 
-six rn„nis. TwrnU 

THE Wayne Hotel is closely allied with the early history of Fort 
Wayne as a city, having been a favorite for twenty-six years. 
In 11)11 it was incorporated as the Peters Hotel Company. The 
Wa\ne is located at 117-123 West Columbia Street and is under the 
nianagenienl of Mr. J. C. Peters. With four floors containing every 
feature <if the most up-to-date hostelry. The Wayne ofi'ers to its 
palidus cMiy iijiiuurt possible to ask. A most comfortable lobby, 
dignified in siniplicii y and attractive decoration, ample writing rooms 
and a large liaii(|uc| liall, modernly eqnip])ed. The tastefully appoinl- 

uand ownig to tlie rare ser\ ice 
II orchestra adds to the pleasure 
rnished rooms, forty of which 
supplied Willi everv comfort. 

Mr. M.\i 

|!i|:;,all,T :in illncs ,,1' ciKlilcc 
mlhsMuraliun, his half inlcrcs 
rrn irvcTliiig I" hi 
Inn in cxery delail, and is equipped wilii ail llie verj- lalcsl 
lldur anil "tln-r in<;redients are used, and aljsolute elcanliness is niainlained 
h,> liread, liolls. ami CnllVe Calie manufactured eannol be sin-i)assed,"D(ime 

islelries and is liuown Id al 

lels ni UK- stale oi Indiana. The l?alles H 

West lieny Slnrls, near (he eeii- 

f "kj [rr i>( Ihe eil\. .'(.nN vinenllv ad- 

laeenl (.. the husincss district. The 

is alis.ihileh- fire proof. 

,r the nxinis have private 

baths and all of the others 

have running liot and cold water. 

There is also telephone service in 

ever\- room. The house is con- 

ilncled on the European plan at the 

lates of seventy-five cents, one 

liar and one dollar and a half, a |' 
lay. The (limn- n.nm is spacious -^ 
md attractive and the servicee.xcel- |jj^__ ^^ 

ent. Wm. 11. Kna|)p. proprietor. 




ONI'] of till- largest contracting firms operating in the state of 
Indiana is the Beers-Ofl'ul Cunslnicli.ui Cmipany. The coni- 
pan\ was (jrganized in 1908 and in I'.iKi was iiion pniatcii U<r l\M-nl\- 
live thiiMsand dollars. General contracliiiK. I arlnularly that of heavy 
construction work, comprises the linn's activities. Building in rein- 
forced concrete, laying pavements, installing filtration plants, reser- 
voirs, etc., form a large part of the work. The company- has laige 
ii'Sdiirces and is in a position lo give (Ik^ largest orders jirompt alien- 
lion and fill Iheni with the niiiiiniuni of (h-lay. With a largi' and Ihnr- 
oiighlx inodci-n e(piipnienl, llie conipaiu' has laken sonuMif the largest 
oi'dcis in IIm' cilN and lias <'\e(iilcd llicni lo llii' fidlcst satisfaction. 
'I'hr coinpan) occnpics roniinodms olliirs on llic second floor of the 
llaniillon liank lilock. 'I'Ik' force of e.vperl woiknien engaged varies 
ni number, usuall.\- between one. hundred and live hundred men. Mr. 
1). \. Beers is the manager, and with Mr. II. C. Offut, the vice jires- 
ideiil, possesses a very high order of technical and executive ability. 


THIS company does an annual business of $250,000.00, its trade 
lerritorx- covering this city and a radius of one hundred miles. 
U was eslablished in 1908, with Charles McCuUoch as its president, 
and William Klitke, secretary and treasurer. The products consist 
of milk, butter and ice cream, and employment is given to fift\- 
people. Over 10,000 square feet of floor space is occupied by the 
Fort Wayne plant, and a branch operated in Hammond, Indiana. 


For seven years the 1". G. Gauntt Manufacturing Coinjiany has 
been engaged in roll corrugaling. mainifacturing flour and feed mill 
machinery, all kinds of blcjuling nuichinery for bakeries, self-rising 
flour, chemicals, fertilizer plants, poultry, molasses and nii.xed feed 
plants. Special attention and study has been concentrated in these 
lines, resulting in a high degree of perfection. Each year since ils 
beginning the business has shown a rapidly increasing demand. 

AOli Nl N ETY 

Hi _ 

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Ol'TDOOR publicity in recent years has become a iiart antl ]iari(l 
of the advertising campaign, of nearly every im]iiirlan( maii- 
iilaclured article. The nati(mal advertiser has long reri.irnized |i(i.slrrs 
as an essential medium. What originated among nalinnal adxcitis- 
ers has gradually found its way to the smallest struggling retailer and 
today there is not a line of business that has not its own ellVctixc 
posters. The fact that posting has been found to be a strong advertis- 
ing,' medium has forced men of means into the business and with 
their entrance into the game the whole posting situation has been 
ic\ohitionized and today fine steel construction is appearing every- 
where, and Ihe .service rendered the adxeriiser has been made .loubly 

I'ort \\a\ne today, on the authoritv of national adveilisers 
boasts of the finest bill posting plant in the state of Indiana. Space 
is sought f(jr b\- national advertisers si.x months to one year in advance, 
largeK bec;,u,se of the good service n'ndered. and also Fort 
Wavn'e lor ils si/.e is eonsidered llie best fi.'ld in the Muldle Wesl. 


ne ol the best known 

^he\er\ thing in drug 1)( 
mailing tubes. They 
rseription, from the i: 

g has brought lliem 

Till-: process of ( 
has proven a d 
every business. M: 
can be made as gom 
discarded. This is i 


r\- cleaning, a comparatively modern innovation 
■<i(led Ikjoii to |)eo]ile in everx" profession and in 
n\ i;,-nnienls, through the dr\- cleaning process 
as when new, that would (ithei-wise have to be 
rue also of (li;iperii>s. euitains and many house- 
hold fm-nishings. At 229 East Main .Siic.'t, Mr. Gustave Schubert 
conducts a first class dyeing and diy cleaning establishment. Dry 
cleaning of every description as well as fancy dyeing are done success- 
fully. Latest modern eqiupment has been installed and, with twenty- 
five skilled and experienced assistants, the work done by this concern 
cannot be improved upon by the best equipped plants in our largest 
cities. A specialty is made of ladies' clothing of all kinds. The 
Schubert dry cleaning pioecss used does not shriidj or injure the 
finest fabrics and it is oid.\ wa\ \\a.\ to successfully clean garments 
of delicate texture. The icputation built up by this c(]ncern in clean- 
ing and i)ressing of men's and women's garments is envied by its 
compi'tilois. I'idmpt delivery service, by motors. 


The Horton Manufacturing Company, which was organizetl in 
71 and incorporated in 1883 for fifty thousand dollars, mantdact- 
is washing machines. Fifty competent men are employed at the 
nil which occupies a ground space of two and one half acres and 
rns out two hundred thousand dollars worth of products yearly. 
le lioiton washing machines have been widely used for forty-two 
ars .ind .iir considered standard. The line consists of electric 
iihincs, wairi- motor machines and various hand driven machines. 

,g .■uhI Mamilannring Companv, li 
:,r,N .■,nd ,om|,lrl,- wal rr supply syslel 

liis conrein. Thr ,■ pan\ was iuc( 

n.hv.l lli,,u.s,-ui(l dollars, Ils plaiU has 


e in the buildnig activUies ol bort 
was established in 1896, makes a 
imental iron work. Eight hundred 
mcd yearly, while the finished jiro- 
l\ thi.nsand dollars, Twenty-,seven 
lo whom is paid an annual sum of 





THE Troy Laundry is one of the pioneer laundries of Fort Wayne, 
having been established thirty-seven years ago, in 1876. In 
1 it 1 1 the concern was ineorpoi-ated. The Troy Laundry is convenient- 
1\ located at 308-314 Pearl Street where seventy experienced people 
are employed. Mr. F. L. Jones and sons make up the members of 
this firm, of which Mr. Jones is manager. This thoroughly modern 
laundry is supplied throughout with special machinery of the latest 
improved type. The building of commodious proportions is suitably 
aiianged well lighted throughout and has ample working space. The 
laundry is also supplied with a superior soft water plant and has the 
onl\- white sulphur wells in the city. The use of injurious chemicals 
is not permitted in the cleansing process. The management takes 
special care that all details of the work are thoroughly inspected, thus 
assuring satisfactory results. Long and successful experience has 
prnM'n ((inclusively that careful attention to the minutest details 
spells success in a \ery great degree. Year by year the business done 
In the Tro\ Lauiidrv has shown a marked increase. 

About fifteen years ago, the Perrine-Armstrong Company was 
rganized, and in 1905 it was re-incorporated and its capital stock 
icreased from sixty thousand dollars to one hundred twenty thousand 
iillars. The firm operates a mill for turning out hard wood lumber. 
he plant occupies a ground space of nine and one half acres and cm- 
loss about seventy-fi\e men who are skilled mill workers. The 
lill which is run by clcclricilx is iiHMlcriily equipped throughout and 
(lc(|uately sui)plicd uitli liic niosl Mccntly devised maehiiicr.\-. 


Tills ((inipaiiy designs and manufactures special milk condiiising 
hinery, sterilizers and shakers. Also, fire escapes, shutters, iron 
rs, doors, sidewalk lights and grating. In additi(m, the firm d(x-s 
kinds of structural and ornamental iron work. The company 

; csfablishcd in HH)7 and in l(H)S was incorporated for fifteen (liou- 



111. I 



THE Fort Wayne Coal Company has its office at 602 Fulton Street 
and deals in coal at retail. The firm was organized and incor- 
porated in 1903, since which time it has built up a large and growing 
business. It has a capital of twenty tliousand dollars. Twelve men 
are needed to take care of I he iiicivasing number of orders. Prompt 
delivery service to all pails ni ilic ciix is assured at all times. Service 
to the satisfaction of its palioiis lias been a prime feature in the com- 
any's business and satisfied patrons are regular patrons. The yards 
are conveniently located and through a knowledge of the local demands 
made upon it, the firm is in a ]50sition to fill all orders promptly. The 
rapid growth of the business proves public appreciation of the firm's 
knowledge of coal values and the character of the administrative and 
delivery system. There is a vast difference between the grades of 
coal in burning and heating power. Every variety of coal handled 
is the best and its customers will be gratified with the quality and price. 
The officers are P. F. Dixon, president, H. G. Kecgan, xirc pres- 
idciil, A. S. Coverdale, secretary, and Charles E. Crall, treasurer. 


Among the industries which play a vital part in the welfare of 
the community is the Fort Wayne Brick Company which has been in 
business ten years. The company is capitalized for one hundred 
thousand dollars. The yard comprises three acres of land suited to 
its purpose, where sixty men are employed. Thirty thousand dollars 
are paid in annual wages. Sixty thousand tons of clay are used 
\early in making fifty thousand tons of bricks which represent a 
\ alue of seventy-five thousand dollars. 


The Consumers Ice Company is one of the largest manufact- 
urers of ice in the city. The firm was incorporated in 1901 with a 
capital stock of twenty-five thousand dollars. One hundred fifty 
tons daily represent the output. Fifty experienced people are em- 
l)loyed, who receive thirty-one thousand dollars in annual wages. 
The company's plant is modern in every particular. The firm also 
handles coal. The officers are Charles W. Donson. pres., Fred 0. 
Eward, vice pres. and E. D. Eward, .secy., trcas. and genl. manager. 



' I ■'HE Ginn Piinling Company, whose finely equipped plant is 
-^ located in the Daily News Building, 709 Clinton Street, is widely 
known for its unexcelled work. The firm was established here five 
years ago, during which time it has gained an enviable reputation. 
Two years ago the business was incorporated. The Ginn Printing 
Company do high grade color work and job printing. A specialty is 
made of designing, embossing, multiple color work, etc. Platen 
presses are used exclusively by this firm and the entire equipment is 
of the most recent invention. From seven to ten expert workmen are 
employed, each particularly skillful in his department. Every pro- 
gressive business man recognizes the fact that classy printing matter, 
executed with taste and good workmanship, is a potent factor in gain- 
ing the recognition he seeks. Advertising literature illy printed 
carries with it a bad impression and does more liarm than good. Many 
of the most up-to-date business men of Fort Waj-ne, as well as those 
of surrounding towns, are putting their publicity printing in the hands 
of the (;iiiii Printing Company, the "Snappy Printers. " 


This idncirn makes cigar boxes and small wooden boxes, l^acli 
year three liiiiuired and sixty thousand feet of lumber are used in 
turning mil two hundred fifty thousand boxi^s, one fourth of which is 
shii.|ic(l lo milsidi' territory. The factcuy, is located at 1026-1032 
liroadwas, cMiiiloys fourteiMi trained jx'ople and has a working space 
of five thou.sand square feet. 'I'iie business was founded in 187(i but 
was reorganized and incoiporated in 190.5. Mr. John F. Habus is the 
manager and conduds I lie i)usiness along progressive lines. 


The aiiloiii.iiic .sr.-iling, water expelling, reinfon-cd leiiient burial 
AHuit is tlie onis burial vault of its kind ever invented. These vaults 
are manufactured by Mr. II. H. Doswell at 1821 Howell Street. 
The concern was established in 1910. The old custom of using the 
wooden rough bo.x for the inlerment of the dead, is rapidly giving way 
to I he s.-ilV and smiir^ iiiillK.d, jiy use of the cement Iiurial vault, 
;iihI llii'.sc spcci;il \aiill.s .-iii' iiicrling a long .soughl for need in iiro- 
vidiMgali.soliiic prnifciinn 1.. (he casket from any coiil;u'l with water. 


FOR twenty years the Miner Studio, located at 121 West Wayne 
Street, has been widely known for the excellency of the work 
done there. A special feature is the fine portrait work, including a 
large variety of photo work, enlargements and color work. Out door 
and interior views of a superior grade are fuiiiishcd as well as e\ery kind 
of photos for catalogues and other coniniercial purposes, including 
photos of machinery, furniture, etc. C<ip\ ing is also a part of the 
work. Special cameras and lenses are used for (he scxcnil kinds of 
work and every order, whether large or .siii.ill, icrci\(\s die care- 
ful attention and skillful execution. The Miner Studio is under the 
management of Miss Stella Miner whose wide experience and pro- 
gressive methods have brought continued success to the business. 
Mr. John D. Allirccht is the efficient operator and is an artist as well 
as a plioii.!,ri;i|ili(r. Mr. Albrecht makes a conliiuioiis sluil> of his 
work and krcps aluvast of the times in all that is new in pliolograplix , 
both in nielhods and materials. Photographs signed "Miner" coni- 
])are favorably with those from our larger cities. 

^ of E. M. Bakes 
brick, best wall 
.ck and Tile. All 
alil\ the market 
iiy ago, in 1861 
callable men are 
, M. Baltes and 

Selling builders' supplies constitut<\s the ImsiiK- 
and Company. The firm makes a spcrialtv nf fare 
board, plasterboard, Whiteacrc IIollnw Pin' ('la\ HI 
materials handled by this loiniiaiix are uf the best qi 
ofl'ers. The firm was cslalilislied (i\er a half ccnl 
and is located at 312 Harrison Street where fifteen 
cmi)loyed. The company consists of E. M. Baltei 
Theodore C. Schwier the latter of whom is manager. 


This conipanx conducts a general machine and repair shop at 
1113-1115 Clay Street. The company was organized eight years ago 
and consists of Messrs. Walter W. Adams, Robert L. Taylor and 
Henry William Meyer. The firm's shop is well lighted and amply 
supplied with modern equipment for turning out rapid and accmate 
work. A specialty is made in building machinery for handle factories, 
bending factories and for brick and tile yards. The company also 
builds gas engines and does aulnniobile work. 




AUCHITECTURE is one of the principal features to be considered 
■ in the construction of any building or residence. Consistent 
design, attractive appearance and right construction are almost 
iiiil)ossible without the advantages of this art. Beautifully designed 
Ik lines, though modest in cost, go far in making up the attractive 
Icalures of a city. The same thing is true in regard to business 
houses, factory and public buildings. Instead of the unsightly 
I'ailory structures of years ago, the modern business instilutiim is 
conducted in well planned edifices that, under the super\isi(m ol 
cllicicnt architects, have been made possible. Mr. John M. K. 
Kiedel, since 1889 has planned many of the important buildings in 
I'orl Wayne. Among them are the Empress Theater, Wayne Ihjlel. 
Ccntlivre Hotel, St. Paul's School, Concordia School, Concordia 
Cdllcge. iMignie Houses Xos. 7 and 8, South Wayne School, Lyric 
Th(;itrc and Horace Mariotte's Emporium; residence for Dr. H. A. 
Oucndhig, A! Kicgel, 11. Heverforden, P. Nussbaum and many others. 
Mr. Kiedel's office is located in the Schmilz Building. 


THE Fort Wayne Mercantile Accident Association is a strictly 
nnitual associatjon, not a company for personal profit. For 
this reason this company can give insurance for which most companies 
charge twenty-five dollars a year, for only ten dollars a year. Policy 
holders are assessed only for enough to pay losses and carry on the 
business. There are no high salaried officers. The stockholders are 
the iKjlicy holders. Only the safest risks are accepted. Commercial 
tia\('leis, business and professional men and those whose duties are 
no more hazardous, comprise the policy holders. For total disability, 
tucnl\-five dollars a week are paid, not to exceed one year; for partial 
disability, ten dollars a week, not to exceed five weeks; for death, of 
a sum equal to the amount collected from an assessment of two 
dollars upon each member not exceeding S.5,000.00. This is the 
safest accident insurance for liic least iiMinc>, with the pinmptest 
settlement in addition. Theconipan) was (ir<;anizc(l and iiii(ii|iiirated 
in 1892. The principal offices occiipx .suite Kill ol' the rcnples Trust 
and Savings Company's Building. 

The Maumee Dairy Company maintains the most modern plant 
III' its kind in Indiana. It operates its own ice plant in cdniKMiidii 
uitli the complete dairy, creamery, and ice cream plant. Tlir ((iiii- 
|)an\ specializes in all daily products. The plant consumes two 
tliousand fnc hundred tons of raw material yearly and its annual 
lint put represents two hundred seventy five thousand dollars. In 
ls!is the company was organized as the Collins Ice Cream Cimipany 
and was reorganized in 1912 as the Maumee l)air\ Conipan\ . 

eern in noitliern Iniliana. In lilllS llie liiin was estahlislieil ; 
'.109, was inenrpiiiateil. Tlie hnsiness is rentiall\ li.e;itei| at 
t Washington Streel. Owing In llieir inmlein nielhnils nt Ir.a 

eniii|ian\ liandles a complele assortment of pipes and kind 
s. Mr. Allierl II. Biiuek, a native of Fort Wayne, is preside 

This concern, of which Mr. Coony Bayer is president, began 
the manufacture of cigars twenty-two years ago. In 1901 the 
business was incorporated. So popular have been the brands 
that almost 5,000,000 cigars are made annually, representing a value 
of one hundred thirty-five thousand dollars. .Among the special 
brands are "Coony's Little Havana," at five cents; "Lady Wayne," 
ten cents and "La Rienta," ten cents. Eighty people arc employed 
whn receive sixty thousand dollars in yearly wages. 


Since ISiiT, this concern has been engaged in manufacturing 
liiiilers. feed water heaters, filters and water generators. The out- 
put also includes sheet iron work of all deseiiptinns, structural, plain 
and ornamental iron work, iron doors and shutters, sidewalk lights 
and gratings. Repairing is done in all these Inanchcs. The firm is 
capitalized for twenty-five thousand dollars and employs thirty 
skilled mechanics who receive annually fifteen thousand dollars. 
The well equipped plant occuiiies one half acre of ground. 






THE JcflVrsdn Theatre, located at 116-118 West JefTcrson Street, 
is the largest and safest theatre in the State, devoted to motion 
pictures. The building, having a capacity of one thousand one 
hundred twenty-eight, presents a most attractive appearance, has 
thorough ventilation, mirror screens and is furnished with modern 
equipment. The pictures displayed in this house are uniformly 
high class. The management is constantly seeking the best class of 
films obtainable and secures many reels, the subjects of which are 
taken from the field of drama of real worth, from standard literature 
and valuable historical events. The public is growing more and more 
in favor of the pictures that carry an element of refinement and ed- 
ucation as well as entertainment. The increase in the business of the 
Jefferson since its opening in February of the present year, is most 
gratifying to its owners and management and is a proof that the higher 
class of amusement is growing in popularity. Mr. Walter L. Hill 
is the manager. The officers of the company who own the JefVeison 
are well kniiwn business men. A rest room is being added for ladies. 


The .Auto Supply Company, located at 122 West Washington 
l?oule\ar(l, <leals at wholesale and retail in automobile supplies. 
The sliM-k ((insists of a full and complete line of the latest improved 
aiit(jni(.hile acecssdries. The display rooms are admirably arranged 
f(.ir .showin;,' these goods and have every facility for handling large 
orders. I'rum the time the firm established its business hen^ in 
March of the present year, it has enjoyed a rapid gmwili. The 
company is capitalized for twenty thousand dollars. 
wqr.r.iAM k.\ough coal company 

Sclliii^i cdal al wlujlesale and retail is the business (if lliis cdMipanx 
which is Ideated advantageously at the intersection of the Lake 
Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad, and Wells Street. The 
linn, whieh was established in 1908 and incorporated in 1910, con- 
sists (if Iwii iiarlners, August J. Lassus and HonriellM Lassus, the 
I'drmer of uliinn is manager. Eighteen men arc enipld) cd. I'-acli 
ycai the linn lias met with a steady increase in the \dlinnc df its 
liiisiucss. I)eli\eiies an; made to all parts of the cil.\'. 



THIS partnership was formed in 1893 and consists of Messrs. 
William J. Lennart and P. William Ortlieb. During twenty 
years, the business has grown to considerable proportions. The 
office is at 819 Calhoun Street where an extensive list of different 
kinds of property is to be seen. Important local real estate deals 
have been consummated through this firm in business and residence 
properties, forming an important factor in the growth and develop- 
ment of Fort Wayne. In the real estate business, Fort Wayne owes 
its activity to a few good firms whose integrity and substantiality, 
together with the ability to forsee the future possibilities of Fort 
Wayne, has made the valuable conditions of the city's property toda>-. 
This firm does not believe in boom methods of any description, the 
outlook upon valuations being influenced only by what can be seen 
in actual expansion in growth, that being conservatively, the proper 
and only basis upon which to place intrinsic worth. In connection 
with the real estate business, Lennart and Ortlieb represent some of 
the liest known insurance companies. 


Five years ago this firm was established by Mr. F. A. Drage 
who is still manager of the company. In 1912 the company was 
incorporated for ten thousand dollars. A. H. Kiel and D. H. Harris 
are the other members of the firm. The concern deals exclusively in 
motor trucks for which there is an increasing demand. Firms in 
practically every line of business are adding the motor trucks to their 
eiiuipment and discarding the horse drawn wagons. This company 
alsd (Idcs a general trucking business and furnishes busses for parties. 


The Trdv Dry Cleaning Company was established in 1910 and 
one year later was incorporated. The business is located at 1812 
Calhoun Street and is under the supervision of Mr. D. V. Jones. 
Dry cleaning of every description is satisfactorily done, the French 
process being used. Repairing and dyeing are also a part of the 
business. The firm has recently installed all new equipment comp- 
Ijlete in every detail. The latest improved devices, especially con- 
structed for superior service have been placed in use. 




THE Hof Brail Cafe was opened in 1906, by Mr. H. Wiclikc 
manager. It is centrally located at the corner of Calhoun and 
Columbia Streets. This cafe was patterned after the famous Hof 
Brau of Munich, an ancient eating and drinking house of the Eigh- 
teenth Century and of which there are but three other counterparts 
in this country. The aim of the management is to extend the best 
service and hospitality at a popular price. A specialty is made of 
sea foods, game, steaks and special luncheons. The Hof Brau is 
in touch with the best markets of America, for its supply of meats 
and delicacies. Its cellars contain at all times the choicest of every- 
thing. The cuisine is supplied with the finest equipment obtainable 
and everything in connection with it is immaculate and sanitary in 
all details of operation. For the use of the bar and the dining tables, 
there is a special cellar set aside for the storage of wines of choicest 
\inlages, liquors that are bonded and guaranteed by the United 
Slates giivernnient, beers and ales, both imported and donuvstic, 
drauglil or liolllr. Imported and domestic cigars are sold. 

largest ulioli'salc lactniA ami |iliiiiil>ing sujiplN- in liiiliaiia. 
Since its ineeplion in Ji)t).3 when it was incorporated for one hundred 
lli(iu.sand dollars, it has increased steadily and now occupies entirely 
its own fine fire proof building at 209-211 East Columbia Street. 
Tw<-nty-oni' capable men an- employed. The milpul e.Misisls of 


and fact! 

rs; siia 

|-(.r thirlN years, the Hei(-Miller-I.aii Conipaiix lias he 
siip[il\iiig Imh-I \Va\ne and e.\leiisi\e (nilsiili- lenil(.r\ willi li 

e.mie.lK.ns. 'I'lie ciiMiiiaiis was in,-oi pnialed ioi lllt\ ll sa 

dollars anil is inralnl .al II :;- 1 1 .V 1 1 7 I'asl .Irilersun .Siiv.l \\|ii 



HOTEL Ccntlivre, located at 118-120 Baker Street, is in the im- 
mediate vicinity of the main railroad depots of the city. It was 
inr(ii|iiirated two years ago by E. R. and R. L. Carr, the former of 
whom is manager. Its seventy-five rooms, twenty-five of which 
have private baths, are finely furnished, equipped with steam heat, 
electric lights, telephones and with good ventilation throughout. 
The building, constructed of reinforced concrete, is fire proof. The 
Centlivre is conducted on the European plan with rates at one dollar 
and one dollar and a half per day. The twenty-five employes of 
this house are competent and uniformly courteous. The convenent 
location, together with the efficient management, have gained for the 
Centlivre a large patronage. There is a well appointed cafe which 
is popular with the guests owing to the excellency of the food, good 
service and moderate rates. This pur\"eys strongly to the patron- 
age of the traveling salesman and has suitable sample rooms for their 
use. The environment, convenience and comfort of the Centlivre 
make it a desirable place to stay while in Fort Wayne. 


The livery service furnished by Mr. C. J. Ulmer is in every way 
all that a high class patronage could desire. The livery business 
was opened in 1892 and fourteen years later, undertaking was added. 
The business is located at 316-318 East Main Street where five men 
are employed, who are uniformly courteous and competent. The 
barn equipment includes both good horses and stylish carriages, 
which enables Mr. Ulmer to provide fine turn-outs for almost any 
occasion. Prompt ser\ice both day and night may be had. 


Dining the four years Mr. Fred Lambert has been engaged in 
(he estate business, he has built up a large patronage and gained 
the esteem ami ronliihiiee of his associates and clients. A large list 

of ilesiialile pio|ieit\, lor sal ■ trade, can always be found at Mr. 

Lamlieii's olliee and his eai-nest endeavor is to supply all clients with 
Iheir desires and institute satisfactory results. The well appointed 
olliie occupies rooms .S20-321 of the Shoaff Building where all in- 
quiries will receive careful consideration. 






THE ^tna Life Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn., is the 
second oldest life insurance company in the United States, 
having been chartered in 1820, following the oldest company. The 
Presbyterian Ministers, founded in 1759. The ^tna has paid policy- 
holders the sum of $233,131,650. On January 1, 1913, the com- 
pany's assets amounted to 8110,523,775. This company was a 
pioneer in the practice of lending money to Indiana farmers, as well 
as to those of the Middle West, thus helping to develop the country, 
it now having more than !S8,000,000.00 invested in the State of 
Indiana, which represents about 8800 of investments to each .81000 
insurance in force in Indiana. The ,^tna has always been a pioneer 
in the Life Insurance business, having years ago voluntarily intro- 
duced numerous policy features favorable to policyholders, that 
competition now demands of all companies. The /Etna's Indiana 
general agency is located at 132 East Berry Street, with Mr. Charles 
W. Orr as Manager, 


The City and Suburban Building Company through its reasonable 
plans, has made it possible for many people of moderate circum- 
stances to own homes in the most desirable parts of the city. The 
firm still has many of these beautiful homes for sale. The company 
was organized in 1905 and has a paid up capital of one hundred si.xty 
tiiousand dollars. The offices occupy rooms 205-9 Shoaff Building. 
Mr. W. H. Schciman is vice president and manager. P. .J. .\nher 
president, R. L. Magee secretary, W. E. Doud treasurer. 
i;eo f. trier's minuet dancing .school 

For twenty years Mr. Geo. F. Trier of Trier's Minuet Dancing 
Sriiool (Mukiueen's) has been teaching the old as well as young peojilr 
of I'ort Wa>ne correct dancing and deportment. From its inception 
tills institution, by virtue of its high standards and competent iu- 
.struction, has attracted the best class of pupils and each succeeding 
xcar its classes have increased in numbers. Tlie school is now con- 
ducted in a fine, new building, with modern api)oinlnienls, at 121 
East Wasliingloii jihd. (Icorge I". Trier is manager and conductor. 

IOCATED at the corner of Harrison and Columbia Streets, adjacent 
^ to the business centre of the city, the Randall Hotel is one of 
Fort Wayne's oldest and best known hostelries. The house was 
opened twenty-three years ago and is conducted on the American 
plan at two dollars a day and up and on the European plan at seventy- 
five cents, one dollar and one dollar and a half a day. There are one 
hundred nicely furnished rooms, each equipped with running water, 
telephone, steam heat and electric lights. The house has won a 
favorable reputation by reason of its excellent table and dining room 
service. Perfect cleanliness prevails throughout. Mr. Perry Randall, 
who is the popular manager of this hotel, has had wide and valuable 
experience in this line of business, and has a large acquaintance with 
the traveling public. The thirt\-two cnijiloyes are uniformly court- 
eous and attentive to the comfort oi llu- Imusc guests. It is the desire 
of Mr. Randall to make the publi.- fed that there is always a hospit- 
able welcome at the Randall and that it is his purpose to offer the 
best service possible at moderate prices. 


A general line of insurance is the business of Mr. C. B. Fitch, who 
has his office in room 213 of the ShoafT Building. Life, fire, acci- 
dent, health, liability, plate glass, steam boiler, burglary, use and 
occupancy, rent, tornado, credit indemnity, surety bonds, and every 
form of automobile insurance are among the lines represented by 
Mr. Fitch. Mr. Fitch has been in the insurance business for the past 
twenty-two years and is thoroughly qualified to render dependable 
ser\ ice. Four able assistants are employed in this office. 


The Fort Wayne Trunk and Leather Company, located at 924 
Calhoun Street, in the Schmitz Block, manufactures and sells high 
grade trunks, suitcases and traveling bags. A full line of leather 
goods and related sundries are handled. The sales and display rooms 
are admirably arranged and full\ ci|iiip|ic(l I'di- iKuulling the complete 
stock. Goods are sold both at « li.ilcs;,!,' and retail. The officers 
are 0. J. Keller, president, E. S. Ha> nioiul, sccrclaix and treasurer and 
0. J. Keller, Jr., manager. 

PAGE oxE iirxuriEi) FH 


M.\I{S1IALL S. Mahurin and Guy M. Mahuriii comprise lliis firm 
of architects whose well appointed office occupies rooms 13-10 
of the Swinney Block. Since the business was established here six 
years ago the firm has designed some of the city's most attractive 
buildings and residcnci-s Wdrk Dial reflects credit upon the designers 
and that adds malciiail.\ lo ihc aiipcaiance of the city. Both mem- 
bers of the firm ha\e a ei)iii|)ielieiisi\<- kimwledge of every department 
of architecture and are eminently qualified in this science. Among 
the buildings in Fort Wayne designed by these architects are the 
■Scottish Kite Cathedral, one of the handsomest buildings in the state, 
the 1-ort Wayne Market Way, G. E. Bursley Co.'s wholesale groeer\ 
warehouse, St. Patrick's Lyceum, Lincoln Life Building, (lie Kudisill 
School on Spy Run Avenue, Sherman White and Companv 's Ccihl 
Stoiage Warehouse and residences for A. Z. Polhanius, S. B. BeclUel, 
.lames Shields, Mrs. Ed. Seidel. C. A. Dunkelberg and many others. 
All of (he work executed by this firm is characterized by its ada])t- 
abilit.v, eiinsisleiil outline and proportion and fine construction. 

Man.v of the more attractive buildings and residences of Fort 
Wayne are the designs of Mr. J. F. Wing, an architect who has been 
in business h< re for twenty-two years. Among the buildings and 
lunnes ])lanne(l by Mr. Wing are the City Hall, State School for 
Feeble Minded Youth, St. Pauls Church, the J. H. Bass residence 
and many <Jlher local buildings. The Port Clinton Court House, 
KiKj.x ("ouiitx Court House, Greenfield County Court House and 
about iiiic: liMiidred school buildings arc all his work. 


At the present time more thought is given tu the eorreet dee- 
oration of homes and of public buildings than e\er lu^fore. I"(]r 
sixteen years, Mr. Oliver S. Jones has been engaged in interior dee- 
orating and hard wood finishing. He is located at 120 East Lielh 
Street and employs forty capable men. Mr. Jones makes a close 
study of his work. Two of the most notable examjiles of his work 
of local interest arc the interior wood work of the Se(]ttish Kite 
Cathedral and the decorating of the Anthony Hotel. 


MR. Henr>- W. Meyer has been closely connected with the develop- 
ment of Fort Wayne, along the line of better buildings. For 
fifteen years, Mr. Meyer has been engaged in designing and super- 
vising the construction of buildings in this city. His work as an 
architect and construction engineer is widely known. Many of the 
buildings in which the city takes great pride are his work. Among 
the more important buildings designed by Mr. Meyer are the Wash- 
ington School, Lutheran Hospital, Emanuel Church, Concordia 
Church, Christian Church, International Harvester's Building, 
Mossman Yarnelle's building. Gas works, and Hillman's building. 
These buildings are at once distinctive in appearance, substantial 
and suitable. Mr. Meyer is a thorough student along all lines per- 
taining to his work and makes constant research among the highest 
authorities. It costs no more to erect a building of right proportions 
and beautiful lines, than to make an unsightl\- heap. But an arch- 
itects service are required to produce the better result. Mr. Meyer's 
office is suite 3, 4 and 5 of the Old National Bank Building. 


Mr. J. W. Monninger, contractor and builder, whose office is 
located at 1718 St. Joe Boulevard, has been engaged in business in 
Fort Wayne for the last seven years. Mr. Monninger employs 
only competent men and in every part of his constructions uses care- 
fully selected materials. In almost every section of the city may be 
found examples of his work. Ten homes on Grant Avenue for W. H. 
Shambaugh, two on Oregon Avenue, two on Force Street and one in 
Drexel Park are a very few of the houses built by this contractor. 


Sevei-al of Fort Wayne's prominent churches, as well as many 
other buildings, are the work of Mr. John Hageman. St. Andrews 
Cliurch, Church of the Precious Blood, St. Joseph Hospital and 
St. Andrews Academy were built under his supervision. He also 
luiilt the St. Rose Academy at Monroeville. Mr. Hageman's 
ollice is located at 1404 Fletcher Avenue and employs twenty men who 
are skilled in their work, (d'cat care is given to the selection of all 
nialcrials and to the inspection of all work. 




MR. Ingham specializes on three lines of investment: Choice 
vacant property, close in, in desirable neighborhood, most of 
wiiich he either owns or controls. Parties looking for high grade 
\ acant lots on which to build will find an excellent selection with 
liim. "Wayne Wood Heights," the beautiful subdivision on the 
south side, overlooking the entire city, on the highest platted 
ground in town. This property faces on Hanna street, is in llie 
direct line of the city's natural growth, and will become one of ImmI 
Wayne's choicest additions. Parties seeking home sites or invesl- 
ments will find "Wayne Wood Heights" offers exceptional oppor- 
tunities. The Home Site Realty Company owns and developes tiiis 
jjiopertj-, of which Mr. Ingham is president and secretary. Well 
located acreage for subdivision and platting. Mr. Ingham has se\- 
eral clioice pieces of acreage, which are ripe for subdivision and can 
be handled on favorable terms. The city's steady growth will bring 
tracts, now a little way out, into the heart of the residence district. 


For lw('nl\ years W. E. Doud, has been a prominent figure in 
Pvcal Estate circles. With rare foresight he saw great possibilities in 
develiJiiing suburban sections, as a result, such sub-divisions as 
I'I'eillVr riaie, I'lmtiac Place and a score of other modern additimis 
ha\e been di'velo|)ed to the lasting benefit of Fort Wayne. Mi-. 
Diuid is Treasurer of the City and Suburban Building Compan\ , 
which has l)uill hundreds of high class houses during the past few 
\cars. He alscj maintains a retail office in the Shoafi Huildiiig. 


This coinii.inx was originally established and incorpnraliMl in 
I'.ios. In -IuIn 1, I'.ii:;, ilie Fort Wayne Corrugated Paper ('(JinpanN 
of I'ort Wayne, tlie iJlackford Paper Mills of Hartford Cit\, Indiana 
and the Paragon Paper Mills of Eaton, Indiana, consolidadil niidcr 
I lie name of Fort Wayne Corrugated Paper Company, wilh a caiiilal 
(if (ine million dollars. The output amounts to seven hundird llioii- 
sand dollars yearly, and the plant, which occupies alKJiil six aiics of 
ground, employs two hundred and ten people. 


ALTHOUGH established in business in Fort Wayne but eighteen 
months, Mr. H. E. Dial has built up an enviable clientele in the 
real estate, loan and insurance business. The office is located in room 
18 of the Swinney Block where Mr. Dial has a large list of farms and 
city property and will give all inquiries careful attention. Mr. Dial 
deals mostly in farm lands and has at his disposal some choice proper- 
ties to be sold on easy payments. These farms are located through- 
out Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and southern states. Thousands of 
people are today looking for good agricultural land in the United 
States. There is a general land hunger to an extent never before 
known in this country. Better prices for farm products and a rapidly 
increasing population has infiuenced people to believe that now is 
the best time to buy land. Farms that are both good and cheap, 
close to markets and at pric<'s that will never be lower than now, are 
off'ered by Mr. Dial. Alone) is loaned at this office at the rate of five 
per cent. Mr. Dial, who eanie ironi Illinois seven years ago, has had 
valuable experience in the real estate business and knows land values. 


Twenty years ago Mr. Louis F. Curdes established a real estate 
business in Fort Wayne, during which time he has met with continued 
success. Mr. Curdes deals largely in residence property and has been 
I'specially successful in platting new additions. He has beautified 
and laid out Forest Park addition, Forest Park Boulevard and 
lloiida Drive and is now platting Driving Park x^ddition and extend- 
ing the above streets through it. The ofiice is in rooms 218-219-220 
of the Shoaff' Building. 


•John V. King, whose oflSce is located in room 308 of the Bank 
ISIoc'k, at llie corner of Main and Court Street, is an architect whose 
\\(jrk nia\ Ix^ seen in man>' parts of the city. He designed the Mul- 
(|uccn Dancing .\cadamy on East Washington Street, the Kappel 
l')uil(Hng, the S. l'\ Bowser factory at Toronto, Canada, and a resi- 
dence for A. A. Bowser. Buildings designed by Mr. King are attractive 
in appearance, practical in arrangement and suitable for the purpose 
for which they are intended. 


2 h.\nna5brackenridge CO. 










THE fundamental values of all properties are based upon the 
real estate valuations, be it city or farm properties. Thus the 
prosperity of any locality is represented in the activity of the real 
estate operators who are the outriders of progress in all communities. 
Prominent among those whose activities in the real estate field 
have contributed largely to the development of Fort Wayne's proper- 
ties is George L. Ashley and Sons, dealers in city and suburban real 
estate. The firm, whose office occupies rooms 420-421 of the ShoaiT 
Building, consists of George L. Ashley, Charles Ashley and George 
S. Ashley. This firm was established in its present quarters January 
1, 1909, and by honorable and progressive business methods have 
built up and maintained a patronage that is a credit to the ability 
and integrity of its members. This enterprise is devoted to the 
handling of farm and city properties, loan and investments and gen- 
eral insurance including life, accident, health, fire, tornado and auto- 
mobile insurance. The firm makes a specialty of dealing in farm 
lands in the corn belt of Indiana and Ohio and is also agent for Mich- 
igan, Wisconsin and Minnesota lands. Possessing an intimate and 
practical acquaintance with present and prospective values in all 
parts of the city and surrounding counties, the manager of this firm, 
Mr. George L. Ashley, is always able to furnish just what his clients 
want and always has a long list of desirable properties on which the 
\alues set can be absolutely relied upon. 


IVir tlie past twenty-three years, Mr. J. 0. Brown has been en- 
gaged in general contracting in Fort Wayne. During the past five 
years. Fort Wayne has seen unusual activities in building and con- 
struction work and Mr. Brown has built many of the new factory 
additions, residences, etc. His long experience has brought him a 
wide knowledge of the business and his work is uniformly satis- 
faitory. The twenty men employed are skilled in carpentry, iiias- 
(jnry and other lines of building. All work contracted for by Mr. 
Brown receives rigid inspection at all stages of .the work. Great 
care is exercised in the selection of all materials used. Upon 
application at 1614 West Main Street, estimates will be given. 

OF the new residence districts and home sites recently opened 
to the public and worthy of note, Penn Place stands out dis- 
tinctively on account of its natural beauty. Overlooking the banks 
of the St. Joe River fi'om across the Robison Park car line, and 
having an elevation of more than fifty feet above the low water 
mark, Penn Place is developing into one of the most attractive sub- 
urban neighborhoods in the city. On another page of this book we 
show the approach to Penn Place from the Robison Park car line. 
The fine pressed brick residence in the color picture is the home of 
Attorney William Ballou. The modern facilities, such as city water, 
sidewalks, sewers, macadam streets and city car service are all here. 


For more than eighteen years the Singmaster Printing Company 
has been engaged in high class job printing. The firm also turns out 
loose leaf devices. The company was organized eighteen years ago, 
in 1895 and in 1904 was incorporated for five thousand dollars. The 
plant is located at 207 East Berry Street and is under the direct 
management of Mr. Eric Peterson, who possesses a thorough and 
practical knowledge of the printing business. The working force 
employed by this company are men of e.xperience. The presses in- 
stalled by this concern are of the latest models and all other equip- 
ment is of a most modern type. Estimates on work gladly furnished. 

In 1895 Mr. M. J. Blitz established an agency for a general fine 
of insurance including accident, fire, tornado, life, liability, burglary, 
surety, boiler, automobile and all other lines of insurance. With 
the large number of automobiles in use in the city, Mr. Blitz in the 
last several years has been called upon to write a large amount of 
insurance of this character. Mr. Blitz is one of the best known in 
Fort Wayne's insurance field. He has been engaged in this line for 
the last eighteen years, during which time he has been associated 
with some of the oldest and best known insurance companies. The 
offices are located in rooms 514-516 of the Shoafl' Building where 
three people are employed. Mr. Charles W. Carroll is manager. 


Thir. bank, founded and incorporated in 1863, was tlie first 
National Bank established in the state of Indiana, and the eleventh 
in the United States. The capital stock is five hundred thousand 
dollars and surplus fund, two hundred twenty-five thousand dollars. 
In addition to commercial banking, the departments of this bank 
include a savings department, interest being paid on certificates of 
deposit, collections, bonds and investments, foreign exchange, women's 
department and safe deposit bo.xes. Steamship tickets arc also sold. 


The German American National Bank is one of the strongest in- 
stitutions in the local financial world. Its growth in volume of business 
lias been rapid and the confidence reposed in its methods and stability 
arc evidenced by the patronage gi\cn it. This bank was established in 
1905 and has a capital stock of two hundred si.xty thousand dollars and 
a surplus fund of one hundred five thousand dollars. There is a sav- 
ings department which is largely patronized. A safety deposit 
department offers security for valuable papers and other valuables. 

hafpner's star bakery 
Haffner's Star Bakery, having been established in 1869 is one of 
tlie city's oldest concerns. The output consists of bread, rolls, cakes, 
pies and cookies and is sold at both wholesale and retail. "Haffner's 
Potato Loaf" and Tip-top Bread" are the special brands of bread. 
This bakery, located at 333-335 East Lewis Street, is thoroughly 
modem, being equipped with electric driven machinery, three modern 
i)ake ovens and the latest improved devices in every department. 
One electric delivery car and six wagons comprise the delivery service. 

bash fertilizer . 


This is the only company producing a hunuis fertilizer. The 
process is an exclusive one and is patented. The new plant, erected 
in 1913, has a capacity of forty thousand tons of fertilizer per year 
and the best equipped and most modern fertilizer plant north of the 
Ohio river. The company owns one hundred twenty acres of ground 
and ciiiploys seventy-five thoroughly experienced men. The animal 
oii(piil is valued at one million dollars and is distributed thru over 
four luiiidrcd agencies in the Ceiilral stales. 

This bank was originally established in 1835 and was reorganized 
in 1884 as the Old National Bank. It was incorporated the same 
year with a capitalization of three hundred fifty thousand dollars. 
It has a surplus fund of one hundred sixty thousand dollars and 
undivided profits, less expenses and taxes paid, amounting to fifty- 
three thousand, two hundred forty-eight dollars and sixty-six cents. 
In addition to the commercial banking and savings department 
there are ample and well equipped safety deposit vaults. 


The Tri-State Loan and Trust Company is the largest trust 
company in the state outside of Indianapolis. It pays four per cent 
interest on deposits of one dollar and upward and issues certificates 
which pay four per cent if left four months. This company also 
furnishes gilt edge in\estments in bonds and stocks for those who 
desire to invest. Correspondence is solicited. Safety deposit vaults 
may be rented at reasonable rates. The paid up capital is three hund- 
red thousand dollars and its additional liability is of equal amount. 


This company makes a specialty of choice, high grade veneers and 
lumber for fine interior finish, furniture, musical instruments such 
as pianos etc. Hofliman Brothers Company, one of the oldest 
manufacturing concerns in the city, was founded in 1867 and incor- 
porated in 1904. The plant occupies about two acres of ground 
and has approximately twelve thousand square feet of working space. 
Fifty to sixty experienced men are employed whose annual salaries 
amount to about forty thousand dollars. 


The Fort Wayne Foundry and Machine Company is one of the 
city's oldest established industries, having been founded in 1842. 
In 1897 the company was incorporated with a capital stock of two 
hundred and ten thousand dollars. The ])lant occupies a space of 
forty-six thousand five liiiiulivd ^uninr feet and the force of workmen 
consists of one hiiiulred skilled inivh.inics. The firm makes a specialty 
of structural iron and gnicral luacliiiic work. J. H. Bass, pres., C. T. 
Strawbridgc.scc'y, (!.M.L,'slie,tioas., asst.treas. 



The history of the Hamilton National Bank dates back to 1853, 
under the firm of Allen Hamilton and Company. Later Charles 
McCulloch and Stephen B. Bond entered the firm. This firm was 
succeeded by the Hamilton Bank and in 1879, it became the Hamilton 
National Bank. The present capital stock is three hundred thousand 
dollars and surplus, four hundred thousand dollars. This bank does 
a general banking business, all departments being included. Plans 
are made for a modern, bank and office building on the present site. 


The Parrot Studio and Ai-t Store is the successor of the longest 
established studios in Fort Wayne, ha\ing bought out the Barrows, 
studio in 1901, which in turn, had by purchase acquired the negatives 
and business of the Shoafl' studio back in 1892. The business was 
that of a photograph studio only until 1906 when the Art Store was 
added. This department fills the demand for a reliable place to 
secure wares of real artistic merit, pictures of worth and framing 
of perfect taste. 

All Mo, 


am. I-a, 

', that will be required to produce 
■ .'.(11)11 lii;,'li '^r.[i\r i.iaiii.s ncM > car to meet the demand. Packard 
niiiicnls arc i,-iiii(.iis tlin.ugliiiut the world, and are bought by 
cal iieojile. 8000 Packard Uprights, Grands, and Interpreters 
in use in Fort Wayne and Vicinity, including the most liromincnl 
lols of Music and the best private Teachers and Musicians, 
ity-lhrce Packard Grands and Uprights recently placed in Cul- 
lia School of .Music of Chicago. 

The Port \Va\iic olllcc of the Burroughs .Xdding Macliiiic Coiii- 
paiiy ociiii.ics n„.iii iiit of the I'eoples Trust Building. Mr. .1. 
Wade Bailey is manager. There are eighty-seven dilferent models. 
These machines perform more than five hundred dill'erent combin- 
.-itions of accounting work. Besides straight adding and listing, 
Ihe Burroughs multiplies, subtracts, di\i(lcs, cxlracls square root, 
ledger posting, monllil\ slalemcnis. The Hiiricughs has keys for 
printing the months in lOnglisli, Pniicli, CcruiaM. Italian or Spanish. 


The Citizens Tiust Company organized and incorporated in 
1898, has a capital of two hundred thousand dollars, surplus and 
undivided profits, nineteen thousand eight hundred three dollars 
and forty-five cents. In connection with the general banking bus- 
iness, this company receives deposits with interest at four per cent 
and loans money on real estate mortgages at six per cent. There 
are also adequate safety deposit vaults. This company acts as 
e.xi'cutor, administrator, guardian, receiver and trustees. 


This well known college was organized twenty-four years ago by 
Piofessor T. L. Staples who is president. Professor H. A. Popp is 
vice president and secretary. Expert faculty — fifteen thousand 
square feet of floor space in the fire proof Lincoln Life Building — 
everything in modern equipment money can buy, — fifteen thousand 
dollars invested in typewriters alone — ten thousand graduates hold- 
ing responsible positions — twenty-four years under the present 
management. Write for free catalogue. 


The Washburn-Crosby Com|.an\, manufacturers of the famous 
Gold Medal Flour and the largest uiilliiig coiicon in the world, chose 
Fort Wayne as a location for its lnancli i.llice controlling Northern 
Indiana. The ofllce is located in the Shoalf Building rooms 520 and 
521. There is also a large storage warehouse here. Ten sub stock 
storage places ai'e variously located tln'oughout northern Indiana, 
which are all opei-ated from the Fort Wavne, office under the man- 
agement of Mr. .1. R. Mitchell. 


One of llic essentials in every day life that demands the highest 
p(.iiit iu workmanship is laundry work. The Crystal Laundry pro- 
duces work of a high order. In 1910 it was incorporated with a 
capital slock of twenty-five thousand dollars. During the three 
years it has built u]) a large and well deserved trade. The plant, 
cquiiiped with modern machinery and appliance, is located at 120 
West Superior Street. Tlu^ management is in the hands of^A. E. 
Sunici- who is thoroughl\- qualified to handle the business. 



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THE Fort Wayne Horse and Mule Market began operations in 
tiiis city in 1908 and is capitalized at one hundred fifty thousand 
dollars. The market is located at 1001-1007 Wells Street. One 
iiiindred four express loads of horses are shipped each year to the 
main barn at 940-942 14th Ave., Detroit, Mich. A branch is at 2664- 
70 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, 0. An auction is held every Monday at 
Detroit market, Thursday at Cleveland and Saturday at Fort Wayne. 
l'n\ate sales daily. E. D. Burnett is manager of Ft. Wayne branch. 


The Fishack Supply Company deals extensively in lath, plaster, 
hair, lime, cement, mortar cloth, flue lining, sewer pipe, fittings, fine 
hrick, fine clay, pressed brick and builders' supplies in general, 
(ioods are delivered promptly to all parts of the city. The 
iiiisiness, which is located at 401-413 North Clinton Street, was 
incorporated in 1912 for twenty thousand dollars. The officers, 
well known men in Fort Wayne's business circles, are H. F. Fishack, 
pii^sident and C. E. Ellenwood, secretary and manager. 


The Fort Wayne Beef Company makes a specialty of home 
(hcsscd beef, veal and pork. Great oversight is given to the pur- 
chase of stock and the meat is carefully prepared for market. The 
firm deals also in provisions, butter and eggs. The company was 
cslahlished in June of this year and is meeting with growing success. 
There is a great demand for meat and provisions that are fresh and 
carcfidlN chosen, and this concern supplies no small part of that 
dciiiand. The firm consists of E. M. Mix and H. E. Lowery. 


Mr. li. M. liul<-hiiis (■(mdiicts an agency for a f,'cnci;il line of 
rchahlr in.sinaiicc « ilh olliccs I.M-ated in room 513 of the ShoalV liuild- 
in;,'. .Amioii},' Ihc well and favorably known lines represented by Mr. 
I liilcliiii.s ;irc ilir I'liiladclphia Life Insurance Company, The Heallli 
;iM(l .Xi-cidcMl, 111!' Nationid ami the Ben Franklin Fire Insurance 
Companj'. Since this office was opened there has been a steady 
increase in the amount of business done. Clients may be assured of 
receiving every consideration from this reliable agency. 


THE Indiana Printing Company of Fort Wayne enjoy a reputation 
for high class printing equalled by few concerns in the central 
west and surpassed by none. The plant is situated outside the busi- 
ness district where there is plenty of light, and the entire building is 
devoted to the printing business alone — Four Monotype machines for 
making type, seven mammoth Miehle presses and abattery of smaller 
ones being kept constantly running on high quality work. There 
is considerable satisfaction in being constantly engaged in artistic 
work and this coupled with pleasant working conditions and fair 
treatment has resulted in building up a corps of skilled employees, 
that is highly efficient because the men are not constantly chang- 
ing. With such an organization and equipment it is not strange 
that Fort Wayne concerns never feel obliged to send their high- 
grade printing out of the city, or that many fine catalogs are sent 
here from all over the country to be printed. 

The members of this firm, E. L. Gallagher and J. B. Ryan, are 
contractors for all kinds of cement work. Building cellars is a part 
of the work, while a specialty is made of sidewalks. The fii-m has 
just completed sidewalks on Thieme Drive, Washington Boulevard 
East, between Armour and Glasgow Streets, La\ ina Street between 
I'airfield and Broadway, h'airfield between Wayne and JefTerson, 
including work in front of St. Paul's Church. Also Runisey Avenue 
between Ihmiun and Richardson Streets. 


Interior decorating of homes and buildings, house painting ancj 
dialing in wall paper comprise the business of Mr. G. Haller, who is 
loi-alcil at 1912 South Calhoun Street. A large share of the business 
is idiuiaci \Miri<. Mr. Ilaller makes a special feature of artistic 
wink, (■;Ln'rull\ cIkj.simi malerials and a high grade of workman- 
ship. E.xcellent examples of work done under the supervision of 
Mr. Ilaller are to be seen in many Foit Wayne homes. The busi- 
ness has rapidly increased since its beginning, 

The Fort Wayne Commercial Club 

[NGULARLY situated in the heart of a rich agricultural region, in the very center^ of America's manufacture, Fort \V'a\nc, a city 
of 75,000 inhabitants, offers splendid opportunity for the location of money and people. The Fort Wayne of yestcrda.v is today 
a prosperous city. Seven steam railroads afford the manufacturer a market in all parts of the country: the wheels of industry are 
continually turning; the wholesale and retail merchants are busy; the banks are thriving, offering the best accomodations lo all 
those entitled to credit, and no other city excels its labor condition. Briefly, Fort Wayne's railroad rates and transpoitation facilities are 
among the best in the land. There are few important centers within hundreds of miles that cannot be reached by overnight freight or express, 
at a rate that compels attention to the city as a manufacturing and distributing center. The fact that the facilities foi- distribution are 
unsurpassed make it likewise possible that the home dealer can readily supply himself with the commodities that his business demands. Il 
is such splendid advantages that enable the manufacturer to market his goods not only in all American markets but as well in foreign ports. 
With 82 miles of interurban and 181 miles of steam trackage in Allen County, of which Fort Wayne is the county seat, and 563 miles of inter- 
urban and 1000 miles of steam trackage within a radius of si.xty miles aff'ording facilities for reaching Fort Wayne, it is no wonder that 'the 
manufacturer wisely located here and prospered from the opportunity. In Imhi \\",i\ nc ilicre are 1340 business and industrial concerns, of 
which 280 are manufacturing institutions. The product of these factories \aliic.s ni s lo, (11)0,000 and the wage for the laborer is in excess of 
$10,000,000. In Fort Wayne there is work for the workingman. For these factories thcic is cheap power, a good water supply and splendid 
car service. And Fort Wayne has fine banks. In them there is on deposit over .125,000,000, or .$300.00 for every man, woman or child in the 
community. When money has been tight and when times are hard, the banking institutions of Fort Wayne were never cramped and the man 
who had his dollar on deposit could always get it. In Indiana there are no better schools than those of Fort Wayne — its religious iusiitutioiis 
are of the highest order. Fort Wayne's people have applied scientific principles in developing the natuial and artificial irsouiccs <>( the city. 


interests, wearing apparel factories, soap factories, woodworking enterprises, pianos and piano players, etc. Commercially, Fort Wayne is in 
the front rank of the growing cities of the Middle West. In all that makes for strenuous and prosperous business conditions, this city is well 
equipped. The growth of Fort Wayne manufacturing industries is in full swing. The factories are large, roomy and sanitary and cover con- 
siderable ground area and floor space. Labor conditions are ideal. There is no place in the country where the standard of emi)loyees is higher 
than in Fort Wayne. From the standpoint of freight rates and shipping advantages. Fort Wayne is favored amongst other cities. These rate 
advantages extend over a vast territory. The steam and electric roads diverging from Fort Wayne make shipping facilities of incsliniablc xahic. 


Since 1896, Mr. William F. Wolke has been engaged in general The City Loan Company aims to be of practical siT\icc to pcr- 

contraeting, building and carpentry. His oflice is located at 1210 sons requiring additional sums of money. Many times, opportimity 

Jones Street, phone number 1392. A/Ir. Wolke has in his employ to earn money or make wise and good paj-ing investments presents 

fifteen men who are adequately qualified to assist in carrying on the itself. By taking advantage of the reasonable terms olfei-ed bj- the 

work. During the seven years Mr. Wolke has been in business Cit>' Loan Company, such opportunity need not be lost. This com 

here, his business has steadily grown and creditable examples of his pany was organized and incorporated in 1907 and is located in rooms 

work are to be seen in many parts of the city. Estimates on work 1 and 2 of the Schmitz Block. The firm also handles real estate, 

will be gladly given upon application. Four people are employed. Mr. Jerry F. O'Connor is the manager.