North Anthony Blvd. Historic District Listed on National Register of Historic Places

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The North Anthony Boulevard Historic District is now part of the National Register of Historic Places. This list is the nation's official tally of properties considered worthy of preservation.

In addition to its importance as a vital transportation corridor, the North Anthony Boulevard Historic District is also a great place to live and play,” said Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. “The designation serves as recognition of the uniqueness of the neighborhood and is a great source of pride for our entire community.”

The residential district boundaries are roughly along North Anthony Boulevard from Lake to Crescent Avenues. According to a press release issued by the City of Fort Wayne, North Anthony was a main feature in the 1911 Park and Boulevard Plan for Fort Wayne, by landscape architect George Kessler. The boulevard is 100 feet wide and still features the London Plane trees that were part of Kessler’s 1911 plan.