Check-N-Go

This payday loan store is located on South Calhoun Street, next to the Wash House laundromat. There are a lot of payday loan places in this neighborhood. One is a couple hundred feet down the street, and another is across the street in the Southgate shopping center.

I photographed this place early in the morning, as the sun was starting to come up. The light was changing rapidly, as you can see in the two photographs, made 5 minutes apart.

Neon signs glow in the early morning at a Check-N-Go payday loan store on South Calhoun Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

A Check-N-Go payday loan and check cashing store on the south side of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Abandoned House in Riverhaven

Riverhaven is an extremely impoverished neighborhood in a low-lying floodplain along the Maumee River between the city of Fort Wayne and the town of New Haven. The area, with its tiny rundown houses and poor residents is a largely neglected area that neither of the cities that border it want. This boarded up window is on an abandoned house in Riverhaven.

I made this photograph back in 2001, and just added it to my website yesterday.

A boarded up window on an abandoned house with peeling paint and weathered siding in the Riverhaven neighborhood outside New Haven, Indiana.

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Carriage House on US-33

This old carriage house sits beside a farmhouse on US-33 in the northwest corner of Allen County, Indiana. I thought that the old weathered fishscale siding above the door was beautiful, and somewhat incongruous with the rough construction of the lower portion of the building. I made this photograph in 2004, and added it to my website tonight.

An old abandoned brick carriage house with weathered wood fishscale siding over the doors. It is located next to a farmhouse on US-33 in rural Allen County, Indiana.

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Waynedale Masonic Lodge

Masonic Lodge #739 on Elzey Street is home to Waynedale’s Freemasons. The only other one I know of in Fort Wayne is the gigantic and architecturally beautiful Masonic building downtown. Waynedale used to be an independent small town, before it was absorbed by the city in the late 1950s, which is probably the reason they have a separate Freemason lodge here.

I made this photograph yesterday afternoon.

The Waynedale Freemason Lodge on Elzey Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Home of a Waynedale Veteran

An American Flag and an American Legion badge in the window of a house on Elzey Street in the Waynedale area of Fort Wayne. I couldn’t tell what the second flag was. The American Legion is a large organization of American military veterans.

I spent some time this afternoon wandering around Waynedale with a camera. This is the first of several photographs that I made today.

An American flag and an American Legion badge in the window of a house on Elzey Street in the Waynedale area of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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