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Lincoln National Bank Building

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Identification

Lincoln National Bank Building
Lincoln Bank Tower
127690

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
limestone
applied masonry
light brown
art deco

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The Lincoln National Bank Building is constructed of steel faced with Indiana limestone. It has lead spandrel panels, a terra-cotta crown, and culminates in a slender observation tower topped by a flagpole.
  • Groundbreaking took place in August 1929, just a few weeks after the Stock Market Crash that brought on the Great Depression.
  • Tallest building in Fort Wayne from 1930 until 1970, when PNC Center was completed.
  • This was the first building in Indiana to rise higher than the Soldiers & Sailors Monument in Indianapolis.
  • The Pixley-Long Block was demolished to make way this building.
  • The entryway is decorated with copper panels depicting scenes from the life of Abraham Lincoln, and in the lobby there are large art deco murals depicting the energizing properties of the sun.
  • Tallest building in Indiana from 1930 until 1962, when the City-County Building in Indianapolis was completed.

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Location

110-122 East Berry Street
116 East Berry Street
46802
Fort Wayne
Indiana
U.S.A.

Technical Data

312.00 ft
312.00 ft
22
1929
1930

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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