NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN

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NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN

Post by Notch 8 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:11 am

Berkshire 744 with a manifest freight. Date unknown but the location says it all !

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Post by Bob Durnell » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:32 am

I truly wish the new owner of the building and the company that now owns the Bun Bar could get together and restore that billboard. As far as I'm concerned, it's nearly as much of a Fort Wayne icon as the GE sign.
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Post by hibbard » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:06 pm

Not being from the Ft. Wayne area, can someone give me an idea where the Bun Bar was or is.
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Re: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN

Post by Howard » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:16 pm

East Berry St just west of Anthony Blvd, looks like the photographer was standing on Anthony.

You can see it here https://goo.gl/maps/Lh4TMRKLFDM2 The building is now Summit City Brewerks.

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Post by Bob Durnell » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:37 pm

hibbard wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Not being from the Ft. Wayne area, can someone give me an idea where the Bun Bar was or is.
Thanks, hibbard
The where being answered, I'm assuming you know what a Bun Bar IS? :)
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Re: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN

Post by Notch 8 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:45 am

I knew where it was from as I use to live up the street when I went to school on Fort Wayne but I saw this on another website and chuckled when I saw the Bun Bar billboard.. That river was and still is a dividing line of the Fort..

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Re: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN

Post by zuluwiz » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:42 pm

Wasn't there a candy bar called the Bun Bar?

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Re: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN

Post by Notch 8 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:42 pm

zuluwiz wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:42 pm
Wasn't there a candy bar called the Bun Bar?
Yes, Made by the Wayne Candy Company on E Berry St.. billboard still there but painted over...

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Re: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN

Post by Bob Durnell » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:34 pm

Pearson's Candy of St. Paul MN, makers of the famous Salted Nut Roll aquired the Bun Bar in 1998 and still makes them. I have been eating them since I have had teeth (about 1968) and still eat a couple per week. :D As far as I'm concerned, they're as "Fort Wayne" as a Coney Island hot dog or a Powers Hamburger.
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Re: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN

Post by Notch 8 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:43 am

Bob Durnell wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:34 pm
Pearson's Candy of St. Paul MN, makers of the famous Salted Nut Roll aquired the Bun Bar in 1998 and still makes them. I have been eating them since I have had teeth (about 1968) and still eat a couple per week. :D As far as I'm concerned, they're as "Fort Wayne" as a Coney Island hot dog or a Powers Hamburger.
Don't forget Hall's Restaurants too ! The Buster Platter... Next time I see them in the store I will have to grab a couple. They had 2 flavors didn't they ?

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Re: NKP 744 Fort Wayne IN

Post by Bob Durnell » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:14 pm

I had the Big Tin Cap burger at Hall's Coventry the other night, which is just a huge Big Buster. Mighty delicious! There are three flavors of Bun Bar. Maple, Vanilla and caramel. I am partial to the Maple ones, but I also eat the Vanilla. I'm not sure I've ever had the caramel.
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