This is a "teaser" post. . .I'll have the rest of the story, and additional photos, later in the week. This particular photo/drawing is from the 1940's - click on it to view in greater detail:
Imagine if local officials automatically discarded public works projects, despite supportive evidence of their positive impact, based solely upon the opinion of a public that may not have enough information to arrive at an informed decision. Harrison Square? No, despite similarities, this was a far greater debacle that occurred over 60 years ago. . .
It may have directly caused the decline of our inner city (Although I think the Eden Green "project" had more of an impact on that), or maybe it prevented a larger negative impact upon the core of Fort Wayne. We'll likely never know. . .but one thing IS sure: The conservative mindset of our fair town HAS held us back in the past. Will we repeat our mistakes or learn from them?
To be continued. . .