Places in Allen County, Indiana

Electric Works

Posted by Electric Works on Thursday, April 18, 2024
Thursday, April 18, 2024 post by Electric Works on Facebook:

1020 Swinney Ave, Street View photo is taken from 1817 Broadway Boulevard at McCulloch Park from Google map and over 40 user submitted photos

Electric Works Update by PBS Fort Wayne from August 2, 2022 post on Facebook
Kevan Biggs ( Partner, RTM Ventures). This area’s only in-depth, live, weekly news, analysis and cultural update forum, PrimeTime airs Fridays at 7:30pm. This program is hosted by PBS Fort Wayne’s President/General Manager Bruce Haines. Aired 07/29/22, 26:50.

Electric Works: A New Kind of Energy posted Aug 2, 2022 by Electric Works Fort Wayne on YouTube.
Located in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, the historic 1.2 million square foot General Electric campus has been reimagined as a modern-day, mixed-use district of innovation. From business and education, to dining and shopping, Electric Works is generating a new kind of energy.

  1. The Electric Works complex is along Broadway Avenue south of downtown containing more than 1.2 million square feet in 18 historic General Electric buildings on 39 acres. Web site, Facebook:
  2. For more history see General Electric and Jenney Electric sections.
  3. A photo of a flag posted July 4, 2019 by Electric Works on Facebook states once the “Biggest Flag in Indiana.” The photo is of Monument Flag in 1898. “Superintendent Edward Barnes decided that the Fort Wayne Electric Works should display the flag in a striking manner. He constructed a flagpole 120 feet high in the mold of the masts of English racing yachts. ...The pole carried a flag which was 32 feet, 6 inches wide by 54 feet, 6 inches long.
  4. Happy Independence Day, America! Quote from General Electric of Fort Wayne, Indiana, A 110 Year History by Clovis E. Linkous. Published in 1994. Fort Wayne Electric Works Dragon Fan c. 1907 photos shown on 200 @ 200 2016 Bicentennial items at The History Center.
  5. See Electric Works portfolio with photos and video at Elevatus Architecture posted August 12, 2022 by Saving Our GE Campus - "Innovation Lighting the Way" on Facebook.
  6. November 2, 2022 post with before and after photos: Wow! The Union St. Market entrance is really starting to come together. This passage hasn’t seen usage since it was bricked off back in the 1950’s. It had previously been used by General Electric workers who parked their cars on the surface lots located north of the elevated train tracks. By West Central Neighborhood on Facebook.
  7. Electric Works portfolio on the Elevatus Architecture site has lots of photos including a live 24 hour camera, 360° camera shots and more.
  8. Electric Works is honored to be chosen as Fort Wayne Magazine''s Project of the Year. This recognition is all about the people who brought Electric Works to life, and you can read about some of them in the December issue. Thank you to Fort Wayne Magazine and to the many, many people who have played a role in the project! Copied from a December 2, 2022 post on Facebook. Read the online copy of the December 2022 issue of Fort Wayne Magazine.
  9. After years of planning and fundraising and building and restoring, the former General Electric campus in Fort Wayne is transformed into the new mixed-used development called Electric Works. WANE 15 got exclusive access to the different areas people can experience when they visit – and some of the areas not always open to the general public. Watch the different videos at WANE 15 explores everything Electric Works has to offer Alyssa Ivanson, December 7, 2022 at CBS WANE-TV NewsChannel 15.
  10. December 14, 2022 post by Weigand Constructionon Facebook:

    Check out the latest on completed spaces over at Electric Works! There's Dynamo Alley, Union Street Market, The Forum, and much more!

  11. January 4, 2023 post by BASTEEL Perimeter Systems on Facebook:

    Take a look at this stunning install! We are eternally grateful to Gleave Construction for bringing us the opportunity to build this masterpiece for them, and to Elevatus Architecture for their masterful concept design. Functionality and beauty can be married with the right team and BASTEEL has that in never ending supply.

    #BASTEEL #architecture #fencing #design #ingenuity #masterpiece #funtionality #beauty

  12. January 18, 2023 post by Greater Fort Wayne Inc. on Facebook:

    New signage is up at Electric Works... but don't forget about the classics

  13. A January 18, 2023 post by Indiana Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology  on Facebook statement: At today's Historic Preservation Review Board Meeting, eight properties will be considered for listing in the State and National Register of Historic Places: - General Electric Fort Wayne Electric Works Historic District, Allen County - Learn more about these properties and the full meeting agenda here: Indiana Historic Preservation Board Staff Comments which includes a link to the 97 page National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. See other National Registered Historic Places.
  14. January 27, 2023 post by Electric Works on Facebook:

    Our campus sign is installed, and now we are ready to light it! Join us on campus Monday evening as we celebrate the inaugural lighting of the Electric Works and Do it Best sign.

  15. Electric Works sign lighting a full circle moment for former GE employee by Alyssa Ivanson posted: Jan 30, 2023 on CBS WANE-TV NewsChannel 15. Discussed January 30, 2023 on Facebook.
    Video: Kevin Gilliam tells a story about the Electric Works future phase buildings

    Video: Story of When Ronald Reagan visited GE

    Video: New Do It Best Electric Works sign
  16. The Fort Wayne community took part in history Monday evening with the official lighting of the sign atop the Electric Works campus.

    Posted by WANE 15 on Monday, January 30, 2023

    January 30, 2023 post by WANE 15 on Facebook.

    Electric Works Do it Best sign lights up Fort Wayne sky by Joe Carroll, Clayton McMahan, posted: January 30, 2023 on

    CBS WANE-TV NewsChannel 15. Video: From General Electric to Electric Works.
  17. January 31, 2023 post by Weigand Construction on Facebook.
    What an iconic moment for our community! 💡 It's been quite a while in the making, but the new Do it Best Electric Works sign has officially been lit. If you didn't get the chance to come to the lighting ceremony last night, make sure you ✨look up✨ next time you're on Broadway! #BuildingLandmarks #ElectricWorks #FortWayne

  18. A January 31, 2023 Facebook post by Elevatus Architecture is at Electric Works.

    The lighted sign at Electric Works marks an important step in the years-long renovation of the sprawling and crumbling million square foot historic industrial campus in downtown Fort Wayne into a buzzing mixed-use district of innovation, culture and community. 🔆 ➡️ Electric Works flips switch on new sign

  19. A January 31, 2023 post by Mike Durbin on Facebook.

    The new signs at Electric Works were officially lit during a ceremony Monday evening.

  20. February 15, 2023 post by Electric Works on Facebook:

    Did you know that the Union Tunnel at Electric Works was previously used by GE employees? Now, the tunnel that has been closed off for years is being used once again to connect the Electric Works campus to parking on the other side of the tracks.

    #ElectricWorks #FortWayne #FWHistory

    February 21, 2023 nearly 20 tunnel photos posted on True Fort Wayne Indiana History on Facebook

  21. April 13, 2023 post by Hallmark Home Mortgage-NMLS#53441 on Facebook:

    On this episode of HHMtv, we take the tour of Fort Wayne's biggest and most ambitious project to date, Electric Works with the help of our friends at Elevatus Architecture! A sprawling 700,000 sq ft campus, the historic GE Campus has been renovated and repurposed, and now is home to incredible things like Union Street Market, Prayerworksfw, and the Amp Lab at Electric Works. Bring the whole family down to the campus, enjoy some great food and drink at the Market, and enjoy the warm weather outside at the Weigand Yard! With more construction and more businesses being added, Electric Works is going to be an incredible asset to Fort Wayne for years to come! Make sure you follow along with HHMtv, so you don't miss an episode! #hhmtv #electricworks #myfortwayne

  22. April 24, 2023 post by Elevatus Architecture on Facebook:

    Big news! Electric Works has been designated as a historic district

  23. April 24, 2023 post by WANE 15 on Facebook:

    The National Parks Service now lists the campus as the “General Electric Fort Wayne Electric Works Historic District”.

    Electric Works receives ‘historic district’ designation by Joe Carroll posted: April 24, 2023

    See other local National Registered Historic Places.

  24. April 26, 2023 post by Electric Works on Facebook:

    Have you heard the news? The Electric Works campus is now on the National Register of Historic Places!

    FUN FACT: Parts of our campus date all the way back to 1883, when the Fort Wayne Jenney Electric Light Company was founded. Near the turn of the century, the company was acquired by General Electric, and the rest was history.

    Visit our website to learn more about the history (and future) of Electric Works:

    #electricworks #historicalbuilding #historicpreservation #fortwaynehistory #history #fortwayne #GeneralElectric #historical #historicalplaces



    General Electric Fort Wayne Electric Works Historic District NPS Form 10-900 OMB No. 1024-0018; United States Department of the Interior; National Park Service with no date at Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

  25. June 23, 2023 post by Electric Works on Facebook:

    On Wednesday, we were privileged to host leaders from the National Parks Service for a campus tour.

    Earlier this year, the National Park Service officially designated Electric Works as a historic district. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic and architecturally significant assets, including buildings, structures, sites, objects, and districts worthy of preservation. Listing in the National Register is the first step towards eligibility for National Park Service-administered federal preservation tax credits. We're honored to have made the list!

    #ElectricWorks #NationalParksService #Leaders #HistoricDistrict

  26. July 31, 2023 post by Electric Works on Facebook:

    “To have a successful redeveloped campus means that it can’t just look better. It has to be woven into this fabric.” Electric Works was featured on the PRX Podcast “Built", and host Brian Maughan and the PRX team visited Electric Works to learn about the campus’ history, how it’s being woven into the fabric of the community and surrounding neighborhoods, and plans for the future.

    #ElectricWorks #FidelityNationalFinancial #PRX #Podcast #Built #BuiltPodcast #Community #Redeveloped

  27. August 4, 2023 post by Electric Works on Facebook:

    The Electric Works campus has been a center of industrial innovation for over a century. It all started in 1883 when Ranald T. McDonald and James Jenney founded the Fort Wayne Jenney Electric Light Company.

    Later, Thomas Edison's General Electric Co. acquired and grew the business. By 1944, GE employed about 1/3 of Fort Wayne's workforce.

    When the campus reopened in 2022, it became home to a new generation of innovators, creatives, entrepreneurs, and students. Learn more about the history (and future) of Electric Works:

    📸: Biggs Group

    #ElectricWorksHistory #ElectricWorks #FortWayne #GeneralElectric

    August 29, 2023 post by Electric Works on Facebook:

    Electric Works was one of 10 regional honorees of the 2023 Phoenix Awards — the premier national awards program celebrating exemplary projects in the redevelopment of brownfields. What's a brownfield, you ask? Brownfields are parcels of abandoned or inactive real estate whose expansion or reuse is complicated by the potential presence of substances deemed hazardous to people and the environment.

    At last week's Phoenix Awards, Electric Works was recognized as the top brownfield redevelopment project for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 5. The Electric Works team is honored to accept this national award on behalf of the public partners – including the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Allen County INfo, Allen County-Fort Wayne Capital Improvement Board, and the City of Fort Wayne Government – whose support was crucial in making the community’s vision for Electric Works a reality.

    #ElectricWorks #PhoenixAwards #Award #Community #CommunityImpact #PublicPartners #Regional

  28. September 15, 2023 post by the National Trust for Historic Preservation on Facebook:

    In Fort Wayne, Indiana, few places illuminate the history of the city quite like Fort Wayne Electric Works.

    Founded in 1883, the massive campus was on the cutting edge of experimentation with electricity and continued to serve as a hub of innovation in the decades that followed. In the 1940s, the site was owned by General Electric and employed more than a third of the city!

    It's fitting that after GE moved on, the property began a conscious, phased redevelopment effort to revitalize the space in a way that honors its history.

    Today, Electric Works is home to thriving businesses, a STEAM high school, retail and office space, and even a farmer's market. And that's just Phase 1.

    Learn more about this adaptive reuse success which received critical tax credit financing to fund the development from the National Trust Community Investment Corporation (NTCIC), a subsidiary of the National Trust.

    Development Puts Fort Wayne’s Historic Electric Works in New Light

  29. October 5, 2023 post by Electric Works on Facebook:

    What a difference 3 years makes! Governor Eric Holcomb visited Electric Works today to see the incredible progress on campus and to present Do it Best CEO and President Dan Starr with the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash award.✨💡⚡️

    #ElectricWorks #FortWayne #Indiana #Governor #IndianaGovernor #GovernorVisit #DoitBest #WabashAward

  30. November 9, 2023 post by Electric Works on Facebook:

    While watching a documentary detailing our Electric Works history, 95 year-old Hildegard Hofacker, a retired teacher, recognized one of the General Electric retirees featured in the video. Denver Sarver was one of her former third-grade students, and the two recently reunited at Electric Works, more than 60 years later. Connections like this are why it's important to us to honor and maintain the history of campus. 🍎⚡️💕

    Click the link below to watch this heartwarming story by Wane 15:

    #ElectricWorks #GeneralElectrics #FortWayne #Indiana #Heartwarming #Wane15 #NewsStory

    HEARTWARMING REUNION: GE documentary reconnects teacher and student more than 60 years later Emily Dwire

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    Posted by Hidden View Photography on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

    February 13, 2024 post by Hidden View Photography on Facebook:

    Electric Works. #fortwayne

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