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An old wooden glider bench painted like the American flag in front of a boarded-up stucco arched door on Broadway in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The bench stands in front of Little Shop of Lauras, a secondhand shop.


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Laura's Patriotic Bench

This building at the corner of Broadway and Stophlet Street in Fort Wayne is home to an antiques and used clothing store called "Little Shop of Laura's."

The old stucco building has had a huge number of businesses in it over the years. None seem to last long for some reason, and it has sat empty for long periods as well. Laura told me that her husband has owned the building for 30 years, and her shop was very busy when I visited, so she will be here for a long time.

The day before I photographed it, the store's owner painted the glider-rocker bench next to the building to look like the American flag. The arched alcove that the bench sits in front of used to be a door with an iron gate over it. That's been removed and the door boarded up.





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patriotic-bench-large-unframed 14x21 inch Unframed $500.00
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