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The Historic Preservation Commission is involved with three possible types of historic districts in Fort Wayne:  local historic districts, local conservation districts, and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  These three types of district designation are separate and independent.  One property may have more than one type of designation.  Local historic districts and National Register listings may also contain a single building or historic resource.  The Local Historic District designation is the most common.  To download a Petition for Local Historic Property or District Designation, click pdfPETITION.

For more information about the meaning of each designation, the benefits received from each designation and the process by which to apply, please download the appropriate PDF:

Read a newsletter article discussing Fort Wayne's Local Historic Districts here.  

What historic sites are in Fort Wayne?

Fort Wayne has many historic sites.  Please see the pdfMAP to see an overall view of the sites.  There are many historic landmarks in Downtown Fort Wayne.  Click pdfHISTORIC DOWNTOWN FORT WAYNE to download a brochure of these. A list of all historic sites in Fort Wayne can be downloaded by clicking on pdfHISTORIC DISTRICTS. The list includes all properties in Fort Wayne and Allen County that have obtained any type of historic designation.  Each entry includes the historic name of the property or district, the year of listing (in parentheses), and the address whenever possible.  The types of historic designation are:

  • Local Historic District
  • Indiana State Register of Historic Places
  • National Register of Historic Places
  • Historic American Buildings Survey
  • National Historic Landmark

Selected items below have links to maps or additional information.

pdfAtlantis Travel Building

pdfBlackstone Building

pdfBrookview-Irvington National Register District

pdfBusiness Equipment Company

pdfCathedral of Immaculate Conception

pdfColumbia Avenue Historic District

pdfDr. Merchant W. Huxford House

                                    pdfDr. Robert and Susie McKeeman House

pdfForest Park Boulevard Historic District

pdfFort Wayne Parks & Boulevard System National Register District

pdfFort Wayne Printing

pdfFoster Park Neighborhood Historic District

pdfIllsley Place - West Rudisill Historic District

pdfIndian Village Historic District

pdfInternational Harvester Tower

pdfKnights of Pythias

pdfKresge-Groth Block

pdfLafayette Place Historic District

pdfNorth Anthony Blvd National Register District

pdfOakdale Historic District

Prairie Grove Chapel and Cemetery

pdfRahe-Foster-Sack House

pdfRev. Jesse & Ionie White House

pdfSalomon Farm

pdfSchmitz Block

pdfSchroeder's Clothing

pdfShawnee Place Historic District

pdfSmith Field

pdfSouth Side Farmer's Market

pdfSouth Wayne Historic District

pdfSouthwood Park Historic District

pdfSt. Peter's Square

pdfSt. Vincent Villa

pdfThe Landing

pdfWest Central Historic District

pdfWildwood Park Historic District

pdfWilliams Woodland Park Historic District