Allen County Historic Cultural Landscape Database

Welcome to a comprehensive inventory of historic cultural landscapes in Allen County Indiana, including parks, parkways, public spaces, residential subdivisions, college campuses, cemeteries, golf courses, and residential estate grounds.  This completed inventory was a collaboration between multiple agencies, including Friends of the Parks of Allen County, ARCH, Ft. Wayne Parks, Ball State, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, and the History Center of the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society.

You can move this map around, zoom in & out and click on objects for more info. To see landscape types, you can click on the icon in the top left corner of this window. 

Process

 

This project began by creating a composite list of historic landscapes from throughout the Allen County region into one single easily accessible excel spreadsheet. A variety of sources were used to create the composite list of landscapes for inclusion: landscapes included in the 1995 DHPA Historic Landscape Survey, Indiana Landscapes listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Landscapes for which Cultural Landscape Reports were available, Heritage Landscapes as cited by Ft. Wayne Parks, Research files of project investigators, and other identified sources of information. The list generated consists of ninety-two (92) individual historic landscapes located throughout Allen County:

  • Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

  • Anthony Boulevard

  • Berry Street

  • Hanna Street

  • Jefferson Boulevard

  • Lake Avenue

  • Lindenwood Avenue

  • Pontiac Place

  • Rudisill Boulevard

  • Sherman Boulevard

  • St. Joseph Boulevard

  • State Boulevard

  • Taber Street

  • Tennesee Avenue

  • Concordia Theological Seminary

  • Catholic Cemetery of Fort Wayne

  • Concordia Cemetery and Cremation Gardens

  • Concordia Lutheran Cemetery

  • Covington Memorial Cemetery

  • Greenlawn Memorial Park

  • Highland Park Cemetery and Mausoleum

  • Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery

  • Leo Memorial Park

  • Lindenwood Cemetery

  • Monroeville Memorial Cemetery

  • Blume, Martin Jr., Farm

  • Henry M. Williams Estate

  • University of Saint Francis Campus, Mirror Lake

  • W. H. Noll Estate

  • Brookwood Golf Club

  • Colonial Oaks Golf Course

  • Coyote Creek Golf Club

  • Donald Ross Golf Club

  • Fort Wayne Country Club

  • Lakeside Golf Club and Bowling Club

  • Orchard Ridge Country Club

  • Whispering Creek Golf Club

  • Deer Run Wilderness Area

  • Maumee River

  • Spy Run Creek

  • St. Joseph River

  • St. Mary's River

  • Thieme Drive

  • Bloomingdale Park

  • Bob Arnold Northside Park

  • Camp Allen Park

  • Canal Landing

  • Cook's Landing County Park

  • Guldlin Park

  • Havenhurst Park

  • Heatherwood Park

  • Ivan Lebamoff Reservoir Park

  • Jury Park

  • Klotz Park

  • Lakeside Park

  • Lawton Park

  • McCormick Park

  • Metea County Park

  • Monroeville Community Park

  • Moser Park

  • Payton County Park

  • Rockhill Park

  • Roosevelt Park

  • Schnelker Park

  • Swinney Park

  • Vesey Park

  • Weisser Park

  • Werling Park

  • Williams Park

  • McCulloch Park

  • Nuckol's Memorial Park

  • Old Fort Park

  • Orff Park

  • Memorial Park

  • Johnny Appleseed Memorial Park

  • Foster Park

  • McMillen Park

  • Shoaff Park

  • Fox Island County Park

  • Franke Park

  • Brookview/ Irvington Park Historic District

  • Forest Park Boulevard Historic District

  • Foster Park Neighborhood Historic District

  • Indian Village Historic District

  • Lafayette Place Historic District

  • Landing Historic District, The

  • Shawnee Place Historic District

  • Southwood Park Historic District

  • Wildwood Park Historic District

  • Williams-Woodland Park Historic District

  • Canterbury Greens

The landscapes have been described by twenty eight (28) descriptors:

  • Name of Landscape

  • Historic Name

  • Property Status (whether owned publicly, privately, or some combination)

  • Ownership Type (Who was the owner of the property)

  • Date of Design

  • Name of Designer

  • Period of Significance (The time period of historical significance)

  • Landscape Type, following National Register & Cultural Landscape Foundation landscape place/type
    terminology (ex. Boulevard, Estate Grounds)

  • Landscape Style (ex. Beaux-Arts, Neo-classical)

  • Related Landscape(s) (Connections to other historic landscapes)

  • National Register of Historic Places (If the property is listed on the National Register of
    Historic Places then a link to the document is included)

  • National Historic Landmark District (If the property is listed as a National Historic Landmark
    District then a link to the document is included)

  • Culture Landscape Report (If a Cultural Landscape Report exists for the property then a link to
    the Report is included)

  • HALS Documentation (If the documentation is on the Historic American Landscape Survey
    then a link to the documentation is included)

  • Street (The street address is also included if available)

  • City

  • State

  • Zip Code

  • County

  • Web Link (A link to any website directly associated with the property)

  • Description (A brief description of the landscape)

  • Description Expanded (Additional descriptive information if available)

  • Description Reduced (A reduced description for the purpose of the mapping feature)

  • Preliminary Statement of Significance and Integrity (If the information is available from the
    National Register of Historic Places)

  • Information Sources (Secondary sources used for additional information)

  • Documentation Links (Additional documentation links included when appropriate)

  • Map Links (These are the links to the locations in the map to be discussed later)

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