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A mural of the Statue of Liberty and an American Flag adorn a wall outside Whutnots and Doodads Secondhand Merchandise on Broadway in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 


Whutnots & Doodads Secondhand Merchandise #1

This building, on Broadway in Fort Wayne, was originally a laundromat called Solar Sudser, but has been a secondhand shop since the laundry place closed. Whutnots & Doodads Secondhand Merchandise is so packed with old clothes, used electronics, and junk for sale that is it hard to walk around in there! I talked to the owner for a while and bought a book on the history of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud from her for 50 cents.

I didn't realize the laundromat had been closed until I noticed the old furniture sitting outside a few days ago after I photographed the Allen County Sweeper Company a few blocks north of here. The owner of Whutnots & Doodads said she's had the shop for 5 years!

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Update: In 2016, Whutnots & Doodads closed.

Update II: The peeling Statue of Liberty mural was covered over and new mural depicting Native Americans was painted on the building in the summer of 2019.

 

 

 

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