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The Welker Block, a historic brick commercial building on the corner of Wells Street and Fourth Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The two storefronts on the first floor are The Honey Plant, and Loft House Films.


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The Welker Block #2

The Welker Block is a century-old commercial building on the corner of Wells Street and Fourth Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

For many years, this building's two storefronts were home to Linda Lou's furniture, which closed in 2017. In the fall of 2018, the building was purchased by Shawna Nicelley, the owner of G.I. Joe's Army Surplus (also on Wells Street, a couple blocks north of the Welker Block). She renovated the building with the aim of attracting new businesses.

The smaller storefront on the left is a plant shop called The Honey Plant. The larger one is a video production company called Loft House Films. The building's second floor contains apartments.

The "Welker Block c. 1910" sign atop the building is new; it was added during the renovation. When I was young, the storefront on the left side of the building was a bar called the Happen Inn. It later became part of the furniture store.





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welker-block-2-medium-unframed 10x15 inch Unframed $350.00
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welker-block-2-large-unframed 14x21 inch Unframed $500.00
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