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Inside of Waynedale Plumbing Supply in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The front of the store, just inside the display windows. The door is open, but the lights are off.


Retail Showroom at Waynedale Plumbing Supply #2 Retail Showroom at Waynedale Plumbing Supply #2

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Retail Showroom at Waynedale Plumbing Supply #2

The front of the retail showroom at Waynedale Plumbing Supply. The new faucet display is on the left. Wayne brand well pumps and sump pumps are on display under the window.

Because the building doesn't have air conditioning, the front door is left open during the summer.

Waynedale Plumbing is on Lower Huntington Road in the Waynedale area of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The store was built in 1946, and has been owned by Virgil Hoke since 1950, when he and his now-deceased older brother bought it. Very little has changed there in the intervening decades!

There is a "For Sale" sign in the window. Virgil, who is now 84 years old, is trying to sell the store so that he can retire.


Update: In December, 2022 Virgil sold the store after 72 years of ownership. He was 89 years old when he retired.




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