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The back door of Waynedale Plumbing Supply on Lower Huntington Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The sign over the door on the back of the old brick building says Walkin Door.


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Waynedale Plumbing "Walkin Door"

This is the back door of Waynedale Plumbing Supply. The hand-painted sign over the door says "Walkin Door." Customers often park behind the building and enter through the back door. When you go in, you walk through the workshop in the back of the store where owner Virgil Hoke repaired faucets and other plumbing equipment and fabricated parts when needed.

Waynedale Plumbing Supply has been in this building since 1946, when the store's original owner, Charles Schmidt, built it. In 1950, it was bought by Virgil and Homer Hoke. Homer died in 2011, but Virgil still operates the store by himself. The store's appearance, inside and outside, has changed very little in the 68 years that the Hokes have owned it.

The store is located on the corner of Lower Huntington Road and Bradbury Avenue in the Waynedale area of Fort Wayne, Indiana.





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