The Historic Preservation Commission is involved with three possible types of historic districts in Fort Wayne: local historic districts, local conservation districts, and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These three types of district designation are separate and independent. One property may have more than one type of designation. Local historic districts and National Register listings may also contain a single building or historic resource. The Local Historic District designation is the most common. To download a Petition for Local Historic Property or District Designation, click PETITION.
For more information about the meaning of each designation, the benefits received from each designation and the process by which to apply, please download the appropriate PDF:
Read a newsletter article discussing Fort Wayne's Local Historic Districts here.
What historic sites are in Fort Wayne?
Fort Wayne has many historic sites. Please see the MAP to see an overall view of the sites. A list of all historic sites in Fort Wayne can be downloaded by clicking on HISTORIC DISTRICTS. The list includes all properties in Fort Wayne and Allen County that have obtained any type of historic designation. Each entry includes the historic name of the property or district, the year of listing (in parentheses), and the address whenever possible. The types of historic designation are:
- Local Historic District
- Indiana State Register of Historic Places
- National Register of Historic Places
- Historic American Buildings Survey
- National Historic Landmark
Selected items below have links to maps or additional information.