Fort Wayne

Indiana

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Academy Of Music

Wednesday, February 1, 1882

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The Decorative Arts

VERIFICATION

Newspaper report

Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, February 17, 1882

Venue

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Academy of Music *

215 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN (between Clinton and Barr Streets)

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Built: 1870, as The Rink: a roller skating venue

Converted to a public hall: c. 1878-80

Later known as: The People's Theatre, which name is on the sign in the image opposite

Demolished: 1901-02

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* Previously published itineraries list the venue as "Old Academy"; however, it was never known officially by this name and the reference may have been a colloquialism.

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Related:

The Pictorial History of Fort Wayne, Indiana, by Bert Joseph Griswold, Mrs. Samuel R. Taylor. Robert O. Law Company (1917).

Some Things Never Change

ACCOMMODATION

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The Aveline House

SE corner of Calhoun and Berry Streets, Fort Wayne, IN

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Built: 1863 (Francis Aveline); originally four-story

Destroyed (fire): May 3, 1908, 11 people died

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