Final push to save building in Five Points

The city of Fort Wayne plans to demolish the former Northside Bait and Tackle Shop at the Sherman Boulevard/Goshen Avenue/Lillian Street intersection to build a roundabout.

Posted: Mar. 5, 2019 10:08 PM
Updated: Mar. 6, 2019 10:31 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - There is a last ditch effort to save a historic building from being torn down.

The city of Fort Wayne plans to demolish the former Northside Bait and Tackle Shop at the Sherman Boulevard/Goshen Avenue/Lillian Street intersection to build a roundabout.

ARCH recently contacted the city to see if the building can be moved, but time is running out.

The organization that tries to save historic buildings in Allen County needs someone to come forward by Wednesday with the money to move the building.

"The only way to save it is for it to have a champion and to be picked up and moved to a new location," said ARCH executive director Connie Haas Zaber.

Haas Zaber said the building, originally a service station along the Lincoln Highway, is a time piece of transportation history from the 1920s.

"There is a whole category of gas stations designed in the 20s that looked more or less like the houses they were near," she said.

If someone is interested in saving the former gas station should contact ARCH at 260-426-5117.

You will need the money to move the building and have it moved by May.

If no one comes forward, the city will continue with plans to tear it down.

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