1337 W. Wayne

2020 West Central Home Tour

1337 W. Wayne

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802, United States

Created By: Historic West Central Neighborhood


Howell & Valette Rockhill House

Colonial Revival, 1910

Architect: Charles Weatherbogg

3700 sq ft

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Built on a grand scale, this early Colonial Revival home features a symmetrical facade with a recessed entry, elaborate central portico, Palladian window in the dormer, and Flemish bond brick walls with fluted corner pilasters.

Howell Rockhill was the son of notable Fort Wayne resident, William Rockhill, who served on the first city council and went on to be elected to the 30th Congress. Howell was involved in many industrial and commercial interests of the city, including managing the company that published The Journal-Gazette, and serving as director of the Fort Wayne Iron & Steel Company. He also helped organize Fort Wayne Rolling Mills and the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, for which he served in several capacities.

Known today by many neighborhood residents as "Wingspread", this home was recently converted from a five-unit apartment building back into a single-family home. This house received an ARCH award in 2019 in the category of "compatible new construction" for the new carriage house, built by owner Robert Kelly.

Next, keep walking down Wayne, cross Nelson Street, and take an immediate right.

This point of interest is part of the tour: 2020 West Central Home Tour


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