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by Hotbox
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 38
Views: 5127

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

I can see where a lot of good might eventually come of this. Even the most optimistic projections I've seen for the riverfront development project seems to set it's boundry at Van Buren street, with only a wistful mention that "someday" it could extend to Swinney Park. The West Wayne location for HW...
by Hotbox
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 38
Views: 5127

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

rrnut282 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:52 pm
I can envision the trolley line circulating to a spot downtown to add visibility.
And don't forget Pedal City, they've been catching on quite well down there on west Main street. I'm sure that you could arrange a stop and circuit over at West Wayne and get some true synergy going.
by Hotbox
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fruehauf Trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 3274

Re: Fruehauf Trailer

Regarding the Western Gas Construction Company , it helps to use exactly the terms I underlined as your search criteria. One of their ads is shown in this old trade journal, be sure to scroll to pages 112-115 https://books.google.com/books?id=Vf9PAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA52&lpg=PA52&dq=western+gas+construction...
by Hotbox
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fruehauf Trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 3274

Re: Fruehauf Trailer

Here is the keymap to the 1919 Sanborns, and since they don't even show a plate for the Fruehauf location on Pontiac, my guess is there must have been very little on that site at the time.

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by Hotbox
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fruehauf Trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 3274

Re: Fruehauf Trailer

Here is a panel from the 1919 Sanborns that shows Western's location between Anthony and Winter. For years I remember a tall cement stairway rising up the slope from the sidewalk, and just ending in a weed patch at the top. I always used to wonder the story behind the stairs. Guess it was to their o...
by Hotbox
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fruehauf Trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 3274

Re: Fruehauf Trailer

I'm just guessing, but I suspect that the two buildings shown in the 1938 aerial photo above, were Western Gas.... JMHO
by Hotbox
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fruehauf Trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 3274

Re: Fruehauf Trailer

Western Gas made industrial-scale coal gassification plants. Their market got pruned away from them as natural gas pipelines arrived on the scene.

The Nipsco plant over at Reidmiller and Hale avenues started out as a coal gassification plant, before the pipeline arrived..
by Hotbox
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fruehauf Trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 3274

Re: Fruehauf Trailer

Freuhauf began operations in Fort Wayne in 1942, moving into the East Pontiac facility previously occupied by Kopper's Western Gas division.

Western gas also had a good sized facility further west along the PRR tracks between Anthony and Winter.
by Hotbox
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fruehauf Trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 3274

Re: Fruehauf Trailer

Okay, so ya wanted to know a little bit about Fruehauf, you say? Well feast on this: http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/f/fruehauf/fruehauf.htm According to their narrative, the Ft Wayne plant was one of several acquisitions that occurred "after 1936" Excerpt: https://i.imgur.com/TwJjJYI.jpg direct link ...
by Hotbox
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Historical Uncoverings
Topic: Fruehauf Trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 3274

Re: Fruehauf Trailer

Fruehauf got involved in quite a bit of Dept of Defense contracting work too, I believe. https://archive.org/stream/missilesrockets1519unse#page/n939/mode/2up Not sure if it's even relevant to this discussion or not, but I did a little internet search on this yesterday, and came upon a discussion in...
by Hotbox
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 38
Views: 5127

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

Sometimes a party can become so engrossed in tailoring an offer that ideally suits their own needs, that they become blind to certain aspects that present unacceptable challenges to the other party.
by Hotbox
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 38
Views: 5127

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

nathansixchime wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:34 pm
but right now we're soley focused on the West Wayne site.
That's probably for the best. I've always felt that the Nebraska area possessed a unique charm. Best of luck!
by Hotbox
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 38
Views: 5127

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

Well this is just my personal "gut", I have no inside knowledge whatsoever, but I'd bet that your proposal would be better received if you could find a second user to take the balance of the total space. They've got to have considerable site remediation costs that are easier to pass along if they ca...
by Hotbox
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 38
Views: 5127

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

While it's possible the two entities will merge, it's likely that HWJ will become the managing organization like ORHF and FWRHS (and other groups) will be tenants. So does that mean that HWJ would become the property owner, and FWRHS will be it's tenant, or would HWJ be leasing the property and the...
by Hotbox
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 38
Views: 5127

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

I see, well thanks for the reply. Sincerely I hope that you guys succeed, I hope my pessimism has not given any impression to the contrary. Personally having considerable experience working as a landlord of commercial properties, your offer certainly presents challenges, as I outlined above. Suffice...