12 hours ago
Monday, December 29, 2008
G.C. Murphy's (and the donuts)
Lincoln Bank (and the church-like ceilings)
B&B Loans (and the guitars and other instruments in the windows)
Riegels (and the smell of tobacco)
And then - there was the clock that hung off of the Peoples Trust Bank building.
It was located in a sweet place - near the corner of Wayne and Calhoun. It was across the street from Murphy's and directly next to a building that used to be called Grand Leader (and I think later - Stillman's Department Store).
The clock was really cool because it had four sides of glass and was enclosed by an impressive brass-looking shell. It was affixed to the building and as I walked under it, I always imagined that one day, it might fall down and hit me on the head.
Never anyone else - just me :). I was such the drama queen - even then.
In 1982, Fort Wayne, in its many we-must-tear-down-every-decent-building-in-sight adventures, rid itself of the Peoples Trust Bank building HOWEVER - someone had some forethought to store the clock away.
I'd like to hug that person. Seriously.
Because now, in all of its glory, it has returned (according to the Downtown Times) and is now located outside the Baker Street Train Station.
Here are some pictures of the clock's past lives that I scooped up from my favorite place - CONTENTdm (ACPL).
This was just a painting of the clock on the side of the Peoples Trust Bank Building...