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The Standard of Fort Wayne: what would Lincoln Think?

The names and faces of The Standard Building at 215 East Berry Street have always concealed the owners of Lot 95 Original Plat.

Allen County Public Library Digital Image Photo ID: 00000857 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: FORT WAYNE. LINCOLN NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. LINCOLN NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY BUILDING, 1913

The Standard of Fort Wayne

In 1902, according to some Fort Wayne historical accounts, the former "Rink" was demolished on Lot 95 Original Plat and rebuilt with the present edifice called "Elektron."

Other accounts say "The Elektron Building" was erected in 1894-95 for "Jenny Electric" forerunner to "General Electric."

Historic photography shows that in 1913 the building was titled "Lincoln Life," which was incorporated in 1905.

The Standard Building Company, Inc. filed Articles in 1923, concurrent with a loan of $300,000.00 by local investors to Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. The paid in capital of The Standard Building Company,Inc. was $350,000.00.

While Clarence Kryder occupied rooms 202, 203, 204, 224, 225-226, and 309, and until 1982, 215 East Berry Street was called "The Standard Building."

Who would have thought in 1982 the owner of The Standard Building Company would be "Evans Properties," a corporation which had lapsed since 1931 and on the death of Evans was owned by Clem Drees, Accountant and Lincoln National Bank and Trust?

The value of The Standard Building Company,Inc. as declared to the Allen County Recorder and the IRS in 1983 was barely $200,000.00

The new "legal" owner, Robert S. Walters, a member of the law firm Barrett and McNagny, accepted Walter P. Helmke's Corporate Deed for Lot 95 Original Plat, from a Corporation which hadn't filed Annual Reports with the Indiana Secretary of State since 1967.

The building's present occupants, Barrett and McNagny have gone back two or three names in time to display the Elektron Logo.

Though stockholders were told the coporation dissolved September 1983, The Standard Building Company, Inc. was dissolved in 1987.

Location of Some of Clarence and Minnie Viola "Disler" Kryder's Realty:

Rural 1894-1919:
Cedarville, Cedar Creek Township, Leo, S28 T32 R13, Grabill, Decatur

Beginning 1919 Fort Wayne:

Elmwood Addition
Forest Park Addition
Comparet's Addition
Bayer's 2nd Addition
Lillie Place
Bayer's Addition
Weisser Park
Eliza Hanna's Addition
Pontiac Place Addition
Driving Park Addition
Anthony Hibbs Addition
Romy's Subdivision
Hough's Outlots
W.H. Simons Addition
1,2,3 Laselle Place Addition
Pfeiffer Place Addition
Kryder's Additions, 1-2-3
Drexel Park
Waynedale; Waynedale Gardens 1-2-3
Fletcher's Addition
Lot 91 Old Plat Addition
Beck's 2nd Addition
Forest Hill Addition
Lot 5 Tennessee Avenue
Archer's Addition

LaFayette Place Addition
Bercot's Addition
Shadybrook Addition
1929: Lot 52 and 78 Original Plat of Waynedale given to Wayne School Township by Frank H. Kryder
Hanna's Park Outlots
Woodland View
Armiston Heirs Addition
Orchard Place Addition
Fairfield Terrace Sec. A
Fairfield Terrace Sec. B.
Disler Place Addition
Schnelker's Addition
Woodward Addition
Drexel and Winter Street- Kryders Extended Addition
Edgewood Addition
S.C. Evans Amended Plat
Bayer's Addition
Lot 209 Avondale

Kryder Addresses
Utility Building
305-306 Carroll Building
215 East Berry Street
Standard Building, Rms 202, 203, 225, 226; Rm 309
Moss Engineering

807 Ft. Wayne Bank Building
Worthington Apartments
Hartford City
Blackford County
Adams County


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