Thursday, November 23, 2006
Fort Wayne - 1934
This is my oldest dated roadmap of Fort Wayne. I have a number of others from years in between then and now. Unfortunately, they are not Gousha maps and lack the detail that you see here. Note the not so politically correct name for Park Center on State Street (Barely within the city limits in that era) : "Indiana School for Feeble-Minded Youths".
If you were "of means", you could purchase one of the stately new homes going up along Rudisill Boulevard in the new "suburbs". If you were traveling through town on US 30 or US 24, you'd need to pay close attention to the signs as several turns and street changes were involved!
A trip to Indianapolis was quite an adventure as well. Both of the usual routes taken involved over 100 miles of two-lane blacktop (at best) that ran through every town imaginable along the way. It would remain that way for nearly thirty more years. . .
Posted by John Good at 11/23/2006 07:10:00 PM