N Named Places in Allen County, Indiana

National Cigar Store

Main Street, Seeing Main Street's colorful past: 1 of 2 former stores to get makeover by Frank Gray published October 6, 2014 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

National Guard Armory

Completed in 1930 on Clinton Street, besides National Guard activities it held many concerts and other public activities. It was torn down in 1997 to make way for the new Headwaters Park. Hoped to keep it to use for the new park winter activities but needed too many costly repairs to save. Aerial photo taken in July 1997 and discussion March 30, 2018 by Randy Harter, Fort Wayne historian, author, and the history/architecture guide for FortWayneFoodTours.com on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.

National Register of Historic Places

  1. Allen County, Indiana places on National Register of Historic Places
  2. Historic Districts in Allen County, Indiana on National Register of Historic Places
  3. Over 60 places on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Allen County, Indiana on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Navistar

By the end of December 2012, Navistar International Corp. whittled its local workforce from about 1,400 in 2010 to about 20 from Navistar closing nearly done Workforce of 20 to be left behind by year’s end October 28, 2012 by Sherry Slater of The Journal Gazette newspaper.

New Haven Print 33rd anniversary on January 1, 2013

Newspapers

See Allen County Newspapers: A Short History by Justin Clark published April 18, 2017 on Hoosier State Chronicles - Indiana's Digital Historic Newspaper Program. Ayer directory of publications. 1880 list of Indiana Newspapers on bathitrust.org. See our Newspapers page.

News-Sentinel newspaper

Newspaper first published as The Sentinel on July 6, 1833 as a weekly paper. In 1918 it merged with the The Fort Wayne Daily News to become The News-Sentinel an afternoon newspaper. A new building was built in 1958 at their current locaion 600 W. Main Street. Knight-Ridder Newspapers purchased The News-Sentinel in 1980, then sold in 2006 to McClatchy Newspapers then Ogden Newspapers of Wheeling, W. Va. They celebrated their 175th anniversary in 2008. Their last print edition was October 7, 2017. Copied from their About Us page. See Steeped in history The News-Sentinel celebrates 175 years of reporting the news by Chelsea Brune published July 7, 2008 on The News-Sentinel newspaper. See their OUR 175TH YEAR 1833-2008 page with links to newspaper front pages. Has pages like 1922-1923 Timeline.

  1. See The News Sentinel Building by ARCH ( Architecture and Community Heritage).
  2. In 1950 publisher Helene Foellinger had increased circulation to 67,800 in Foellinger legacy helps children and families published October 7, 2017 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.
  3. News-Sentinel announces transition to digital format now at Editor & Publisher originally published August 24, 2017 on The News-Sentinel newspaper. Posted August 24, 2017 on their Facebook page.
  4. The News-Sentinel announces move to digital, ending print edition include photo of headline published August 24, 2017 on Fort Wayne's NBC-33 television station.
  5. Marking 184 Years in Print: The Final, Commemorative Edition of The News-Sentinel published October 7, 2017 at The News-Sentinel newspaper embeds on their page the October 6, 2017 posting the Commerative Edition of The News-Sentinel newspaper was posted online at ISSUU.
  6. Lots of comments when posted August 24, 2017 and again August 24, 2017 including a photo of 1958 building posted September 18, 2017 but removed and comments discussed the removal on August 24, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook. Historian Craig Leonard commented: There was a great photo spread about the new building in the N-S, 6/26/1926, when it opened. Designed by the Cleveland architects Mead & Hamilton( the latter one of the Fort Wayne Hamiltons) They also did a house for Robert Feustel on Taylor, just off Ardmore. I did the National Register nomination for the Feustel House.
  7. Neighbors sections took news coverage to the neighborhood and town level The popular sections debuted in 1982. by Kevin Kilbane published October 07, 2017 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.
  8. News-Sentinel columnist reflects on newspaper's history Betty Stein has lived 100 of The News-Sentinel's 184 years in existence. By Sheryl Kreig published October 7, 2017 in The News-Sentinel newspaper on now on page 6L of the Commemorative edition in item 5 above.
  9. Slideshow: Historic Fort Wayne photos from The News-Sentinel was published October 11, 2017 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.
  10. See history of the Fort Wayn News-Sentinel on IndianaHistory.org
  11. The News-Sentinel on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
  12. Staffing changes at The News-Sentinel won’t change its commitment to the community by News-Sentinel Staff Reports published August 13, 2018 in The News-Sentinel newspaper. “The News-Sentinel has deep roots in the community and we are steadfast in our commitment to give residents a targeted website that covers the area’s news and events,” said Pete Van Baalen, the general manager for Fort Wayne Newspapers. “We understand the importance of providing residents with news they care about and a voice to the issues that concern them.” The News-Sentinel.com reaches more that 200,000 unique readers each month. The most popular features on the site will continue. The website will continue to be updated with original reporting and timely content.
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Nickel Plate Railroad

Several photos in Throwback Thursday: Nickel Plate Railroad elevation construction and dedication by Cory McMaken published April 27, 2017 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. See photo of houses right up to the railroad tracks on pages 5-6 'A brief revisit for "Elevate the Nickel Plate"' by Kelly Lynch, Editor in Short Lines Winter 2015 newsletter by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. Discussed downtown depot June 10, 2017, main track June 10, 2017 on the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook. See Wikipedia article. The Nickel Plate marker is Stop #18 on the ARCH ( Architecture and Community Heritage) Central Downtown Trail. The Nickel Plate railroad elevation was dedicated October 4, 1955, at the Calhoun Street crossing downtown. Read more in Throwback Thursday: Nickel Plate Railroad elevation construction and dedication by Corey McMaken published April 27, 2017 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. “Let’s Elevate The Nickel Plate” – 1954 by Randy Harter, Fort Wayne historian, author, and the history/architecture guide for FortWayneFoodTours.com published August 8, 2018 on Fort Wayne Reader.

Ninde houses

Joel Roberts Ninde, Fort Wayne, Indiana’s first female architect, in June of 1900 she was listed in the Mobile, Alabama census and by October 21, 1900 her marriage license was recorded in Indianapolis, then she moved to Fort Wayne. See Unraveling the Past: History and Ancestry of Joel Roberts Ninde: Fort Wayne’s First Female Architect by Corinne Toth published July 6, 2009 on Joel Roberts Ninde blog, An account of Indiana’s first female architect and her amazing legacy of comfortable, artistic and affordable houses. Mentioned in Noble Olds and Theodore Thieme Homes by Tom Castaldi published November 6, 2014 on the History Center Notes & Queries blog. See photos posted March 5, 2018 by The History Center on Facebook.

Nine Mile

13398 U.S. 27 S. - in 1837 the Millers and the Kings opened a primitive tavern on the Piqua Road, now U.S. 27 South which covers part of the Old Piqua Road from Monmouth, Indiana to downtown Fort Wayne. Roads then were little more than one of the numerous Indiana traces or foot paths between main points such as from Fort Recovery, Ohio. In 1839, Miller and King opened a store at the site of the Nine Mile house. The name “Nine Mile” advertised its distance from the Allen County Court House. It is now called the Nine Mile Restaurant & Catering. A sign in the bar says Nine Mile is the oldest bar in Indiana, established in 1837.  From Restaurant review: Nine Mile Restaurant still serves great food, history by Cindy Larson of the News-Sentinel February 5, 2013. See Allen County's Oldest Restaurant by John Beatty published August 22, 2011 on History Center Notes & Queries blog. Their web site used to say: Taverns were necessary for the convenience of pioneers and explorers, especially in those early days. Because settlers were few in number, the opportunity for administering to the wants of the hungry and way worn voyagers through the wilderness of Northern Indiana was meager. As a consequence, taverns were in great demand. Hospitality has always been one of the prime elements of pioneer life, and the hospitality offered by the first settlers in Allen County was no exception. The first roads with which Allen County was traversed were scarcely entitled to the name, being only traces adopted by the Indians from constant usage between notable points. The village of Kekionga (presently Fort Wayne), being a central point, was approached by numerous traces. The principal of these was from Fort Recovery, Ohio: the Piqua Road, U.S. 27 South — just outside our front door — now covers part of the Old Piqua Road from Monmouth, Indiana to downtown Fort Wayne. In 1839, Miller and King opened a store at the site of the Nine Mile house and prospered. The Millers and the Kings also ran a primitive tavern which had been established in 1837. The name “Nine Mile” advertised its distance from the Allen County Court House. You’ve gone the distance……Welcome to Nine Mile! From Nine Mile Restaurant Our Roots on the Wayback Machine and FortWayneNightOut.com.

NOB Brick & Fireplaces

4936 Nob Road, founded in 1954, sells of brick, stone, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, landscape material and related merchandise. See Straight from the hearth Brick, fireplace dealer supplies commercial, residential customers published November 3, 2014 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

Nobbson Women's Apparel

Photo of clothing box and discussion May 17, 2017 and more photos September 26, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.

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Noll Building

928 South Calhoun Street, originally named the Schmitz Block, photos and discussion February 25, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.

Noll Mansion

2500 S. Fairfield Avenue. The marble and stone mansion was built in 1916 and was paid for with money earned from an old cough syrup formula. William H. Noll in 1905 formed the Pinex Co. to market a cough syrup which was sold through his father's drug store. ... By 1960, weeds and unmowed grass had replaced the sculptured lawn. ... By the time the old Italianate walls came down in 1974, it was almost a blessing. Today just the old carriage house is left of a manor which once boasted gold fixtures, a ballroom, a fountain and countless other luxuries. Copied from Fort Wayne's Saddest Story by Kevin Leininger a September 5, 1981 story with photo from the archives of The News-Sentinel newspaper and on Fort Wayne Lost (But Not Forgotten) video on PBS39 WFWA Fort Wayne.

  1. Missing Mansions of Fort Wayne: Hamilton, Hanna and Noll by Anthony McNair Quest Club, Fort Wayne, IN November 8th, 2002 at Allen County Community Album at the Allen County Public Library.
  2. W. H. Noll Residence several ACPL photos and discussion July 17, 2017 on the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook.
  3. Noll Mansion ca. 1925 by Randy Harter, Fort Wayne historian, author, and the history/architecture guide for FortWayneFoodTours.compublished November 6, 2017 on Fort Wayne Reader with photo and posted November 10, 2017 and newspaper photos posted November 13, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.
  4. A tale of two houses [Bishop Noll house and the Noll Mansion] [ARCH newsletter spring 1995] by Michael Hawfield posted November 18, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.
  5. Photos from Noll Mansion seearch at Building a Nation: Indiana Limestone Photograph Collection at Image Collections Online at Indiana University discussed December 14, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.
  6. Photo posted and discussed May 24, 2018 on Fort Wayne Food Tours Facebook page.
  7. Photos of pieces purchased from the 1974 auction before demolishion were posted October 7, 2018 by Randy Harter, Fort Wayne historian, author, and the history/architecture guide for FortWayneFoodTours.com on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.

North American Van Line

Photo and discussion March 29, 2017 and 1954 Indiana Champions baseball team with names posted May 19, 2017 on the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook.

Northcrest Shopping Center

Built in the late 1950s, an aerial photo from a 1958 The News-Sentinel newspaper article and lots of comments including aerial map photos of 1957 vs 1964 posted June 28, 2018 and 1960s photo of Montgomery Ward, Howard's S.S. Kresge Co., and Hutner's Paris posted June 6, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.

Northeast Indiana Baseball Association - NEIBA

Northeast Indiana Baseball Association (NEIBA) has worked to preserve and promote the heritage of America's National Pastime in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana since the 1940's.

The Story of Your House photo
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North Side Bait & Tackle

95-year-old former building, Earl Knight Filling Station, c. 1926, will be removed to build a round-a-bout at Five Points at the the intersection of Goshen Ave., Sherman Blvd. and Lillian Ave., formerly on the historic Lincoln Highway. The Five Points roundabout is part of a larger plan to polish up a major gateway into Fort Wayne. The city plans to add curbs and gutters, storm sewers, decorative lighting, and landscaping and a sidewalk. Copied from Editorial Roundabout path toward better traffic published September 03, 2017 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. City to build roundabout at Goshen, Sherman, Lillian Intersection by Kaitor Kay posted August 17, 2017 on WANE-TV NewsChannel 15. Several photos were posted and discussed August 17, 2017 and many more on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook. Photo posted August 24, 2017 and updated September 3, 2017 quoting City Engineer Shan Gunawardena said it was an option to physically move the building to another location on the intersection on The Story of Your House on Facebook. Tackle shop caught in demolition net includes a map and discussion with city officials by KPC Media News Service published November 27, 2018 on INFortWayne.com and discussed November 27, 2018 on their Facebook page.

Northwest Territory Ordinance

Adoption by the U.S. Congress in 1787 of this ordinance established the Northwest Territory consisting of today's states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.

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