U Named Places in Allen County, Indiana

Underground Railroad

The Broun-Leslie house built before 1850 on 1.27 acres on the corner of East State Boulevard  and Reed Road, formerly included a glass greenhouse built in 1948. The property is mentioned in history books about the Underground Railroad including a photo on page 155 in Jeanine Michna-Bales’s new book, “Through Darkness to Light,” published March 28, 2017 by Princeton Architectural Press available on Amazon.com. From Underground Railroad property vs. crony capitalism in City of Fort Wayne by Linda Leslie publilshed June 18, 2015 on Frost Illustrated.com. Was discussed September 2, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Private group on Facebook. Only confirmed underground railroad house is the 1840 ALEXANDER T. RANKIN HOUSE at 818 Lafayette Street discussed by ARCH ( Architecture and Community Heritage).

Underground Railroad in Indiana premiered March 18, 2021 by ARCH, Inc on YouTube
ARCH ( Architecture and Community Heritage) has been a leading force for preservation in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana since 1975 with monthly programs and more on their website: https://archfw.org/. Recordings of ARCH, Inc. programs are premiered on YouTube.

Urban Legends

6 Fort Wayne Urban Legends to Keep You Up at Night by Aaron Michael MicClaskey listed Devil's Hollow, The Lady in White on Main Street, The Lights on Bruick Road, Stairways to the Abyss, Poe's Haunted Bridge and The Phantom of the Embassy published October 6, 2015 on Inside IPFW blog was discussed July 4, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Private group on Facebook

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