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DERHEIMER BROS.

Plumbing and Heating Contractors

VAPOR HEATING A SPECIALTY
523 EAST JEFFERSON STREET PHONE 2333



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Dealers in

Lime, Cement, Crushed Stone, Lath, Plaster, Hair, Fire Clay, Fire
Brick, White Sand, Mortar Colors, Sewer Pipe, Flue Lining,
Hollow Fire Clay Tile, Fire Proofing, Asphalt Shin-
gles, "Bestwall" Wall Board and All Kinds of
Pressed Brick.

Both Phones No. 90

312 Harrison St. Fort Wayne, Ind.



The Sign Over Your Door

Is a good thing, isn't it? You would not think of
doing business without it. BUT it is only seen by
those who pass your way. If you could put a sign
where everyone could see it, would it interest you?

The City Directory

Is where people look for you when they want to do
business. You should make it easy for them to find
you, by putting such information as a buyer wants in
the Directory, properly indexed under all headings,
where he might look for you.

TO BE PROPERLY REGISTERED COSTS LESS THAN TO BE LEFT OUT

R. L. POLK & CO.

401 Bass Block Phones 1036-259



Gerding & Aumann
Bros.



DEALERS IN



FURNACES

TIN AND HARDWARE




Cornice Work, Corrugated Iron, Steel

and Slate Roofing, Repairing,

Spouting



AU Kinds of Job Work Promptly
Attended To



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CONTAINING

An alphabetically arranged list of Business Firms and
Private Citizens in Fort Wayne — A miscellaneous
Directory of City and County Officers, Public and
Private Schools, Churches, Banks, Incor-
porated Institutions, Secret and Benevo-
lent Societies, Etc. — A Directory of
Allen County and a complete

CLASSIFIED BUSINESS DIRECTORY

"THE BUYER'S GUIDE"

SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $8.00



VOLUME XLIII



R. L. POLK & CO., Publishers

401 BASS BLOCK FORT WAYNE



Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1916, by R. L. POLK & CO.,
in the office of the Librarion of Congress, at Washington, D. C.



Section 28, Copyright Law
In Force July 1. 1909

That any person who willfully and for profit shall
infringe any copyright secured by this act, or who
shall knowingly and willfully aid or abet such infringe-
ment, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and
upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by impris-
onment for not exceeding one year, or by a fine of not
less than one hundred dollars, nor more than one hun-
dred dollars, or both in the discretion of the court.



COPYRIGHT 1916, BY R. L. POLK & CO.



INTRODUCTORY



This is the forty-third volume of the City Directory
of Fort Wayne, compiled by R. L. Polk & Co.

The prime function of a city directory is to furnish
a list of all residents of a city, showing their occupation,
place of business and residence, but the Fort Wayne direc-
tory does more than this. It provides a vast fund of use-
ful information on many subjects. It has complete lists
of all lines of business. It is a record of the commercial,
industrial, social, religious and educational activities of
the city, and there is no otner publication which is so sure
an index of a city's development and standing. There
are in this volume 43,680 names, which multiplied by two,
gives Fort Wayne a population of 87,360.

Perhaps in no other way is the progress or decline of
a city more clearly shown than through the medium of
the city directory. During periods of special prosperity,
great numbers of people may be seen upon the streets, and
the cry goes out. "How we are growing," but the next
week when the excitement is over and the crowds decline
then we look upon the matter with different eyes. One
week business may be good, and the bank clearings out
of the ordinary and again we cry, ' ' Prosperity, ' ' but with
changing conditions business again changes and then we
feel we are falling behind rather than advancing. But the
City Directory stands as a means of correct information
concerning the city's growth and its corresponding pros-
perity from year to year.

But the value of a directory does not consist alto-
gether as a work of reference concerning names, addresses
and population. With every firm advertised through its
columns it becomes an official directory to the commercial
opportunities or the mercantile advantages of the city.

A classified city directory keeps the medium of supply
of household necessities ever before the eyes of the readers
and thus serves a useful and valuable purpose.

As heretofore the canvass has been made by men who
have had many years experience in directory work. By
our duplicate system of securing the names at places
of business and employment as well as at dAvellings
by checking and re-canvassing there is but small chance
of any one being overlooked. The directory publisher
realizes that in no publication is accuracy so necessary as
in the city directory and therefore the greatest vigilence



is used to have the spelling of the names correct as well
as the occupation and address.

It is a well known axiom with directory makers, that
"to find a name you must know how it is spelled." Some-
times a names may be incorrectly spelled in the directory,
but only in unavoidable instances and is usually not the
fault of the nametaker, but the result of absent-minded-
ness or indifference of the person furnishing the informa-
tion.

This directory has been printed in Fort Wayne by
union labor. It reflects the enterprise and industries of
Fort Wayne. It stands for Fort Wayne and it should be
in possession of every Fort Wayne man who is sufficiently
interested in Fort Wayne to want to know all about Fort
Wayne.

R. L. POLK & CO.



GENERAL INDEX



Abbreviations 95-96

Addenda 92-93-94

Alphabetical List of Names

of Fort Wayne 97

Allen County Directory. . . .

rear of Directory

Banks and Bankers 50

Building- Loan and Saving

Assns 51

Cemeteries 51

Churches 51-57

City Government 44

City Officers 44

Classified Business Directory 1226

Commercial Club 84

Council Directory 49

County Board of Trustees. . 47

Courts 48

Fire Department 46

Federal Officers 47

General Index 8

Homes and Missions 57

Hospitals and Asylums .... 57

Incorporated Institutions... 58-66

Index to Advertisers 9

Introductory 7

Justices of the Peace of

Allen County 48



Page

Labor Organizations 67

Libraries 69

Military Organizations 69

Newspapers 70

Officers of Allen County.... 49

Official Boards 45

Parks 70

Police Department 47

Post Office 71-72

Public Buildings, Halls, Etc. 72-76

Public Schools 77-82

Railroads, Electric 76

Pailroads, Steam 76

Schools and Colleges 82-84

Secret and Benevolent So-
cieties 84-90

Some Substantial facts 10-11-12

Streets and Avenues 13

Teachers in Public Schools. . 77-82
Telegraph and Telephone

Stations 91

Township Assessors 49

Township Trustees 47

United States Courts : . 47

Ward Boundaries 41

Weather Bureau 91



Index to Advertisers



Page

Arnold P B Co left side lines

Ashley's Geo L Sons

right top lines and 119

Auto Supply Co left center lines

A & I Leather Shop. ... right top lines

Baltes E M & Co 3

Banner Laundry Co left side lines

Barva-Wichman Tire Factory Co. .

left side lines and classified auto

tires.

Blitz M J right top lines

Borkenstein Wm F

embossed line back cover

Brosius & Brosius back cover

Brown Trucking Co. .right center lines
Carter Wm & Sons — right bottom lines
Centlivre C L Brewing Co.. front edge

Chapman J A left top lines

City & Suburban Bldg Co.... opp 263

Commercial Bank front cover

Conklin Guy right bottom lines

Consumers Ice Co

classified Artificial Ice

Curdes L F opp 339

Deardorff C A .... right bottom lines

Dehm G A classified Millinery

Dell Wm J left side lines

Derheimer Bros 3

D & N Pharmacy, .back cover and 321
Dillworth C C. classified chiropractors
Driving Park Improvement Co. .opp 339

Ehrmarn F M 353

Emporium The right side lines

Enterprise Garage left top lines

European School of Music

left bottom lines

Federspiel F J

right center lines and 377

Fishack-Ellenwood Co.... left top lines

Fisher DC back paster

Fitch & Fishering left side lines

Fort Wayne Box Co

left center lines and opp page 396
Fort Wayne Builders Supply Co. . . .

left top lines

Fort Wayne Oil & Supply Co

right top lines

Fort Wayne Plumbing & Heating

Co left side lines

Fox Bros & Co right bottom lines

Frank Dry Goods Co. right center lines

Garmire R B left top lines

Gates G W & Co.... right center lines

Gerding & Aumann top edge 4

Gilbert Guy J right top lines

Gilmartin & Sons front cover

Ginn Ptg Co classified printers

Goebel C J right side lines

Haffner's Bakery .... right side lines

Hart V/ P right top lines

Hattersley A & Sons

embossed line front cover

Hazzard Al right side lines

Hei'ier W H & Co... right center lines

Huffman Bros Co right bottom lines

Home Supply Co

. .right top lines and classified coal
Indiana Furniture Co. .right top lines



Page

-Tacobs George left top lines

■Johnston L M.. classified chiropractors

Johnston W H left center lines

.Jones O S left bottom lines

•Journal-Gazette .... right bottom lines
Kaag M F & Sons.... left bottom lines

King J F classified architects

Kitch C S & Co.... right bottom lines
Klaehn &Melchins'. . . .right center lines

Krudop G H bottom edge

Lincoln Nat'l Life Ins Co

left center lines

Litsey D R back bone

Lumbard S C & Co back paster

Maumee Dairy Co right side lines

Meigs C W right center lines

Midland Engineering Co... left top lines
National Mill Supply Co.. left top lines

New Bus & Baggage line

left bottom lines

Neizer & Co left bottom lines

Nolan C D right side lines

Olds Coal Co left center lines

Packard Co right center lines

Pfeiffer H



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