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An abandoned storefront at Victoria Park Plaza on South Anthony Boulevard in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The plain windowless facade with two boarded-up doors was originally a Hooks Drug Store.


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Victoria Park Plaza #1

This is one of three storefronts at Victoria Park Plaza, a shopping center on South Anthony Boulevard on the southeast side of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

When I was a child, this was a Hook's Drug Store. The now-defunct Indianapolis-based pharmacy chain had a lot of these very austere, windowless stores. There is one like it in the small town of Churubusco, Indiana that is now a CVS Pharmacy.

This shopping center sat abandoned for many years after the stores in it closed when I was a teenager. The storefront to the left of this one was a Little Caesar's Pizza restaurant. The much larger storefront to the right, which occupies most of the building, was a garden shop and art supply store called Frank's Nursery and Crafts. My parents went there a lot to buy plants when I was young. The former Frank's store is now a storefront church.





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10-11-21-victoriaplaza-1-small-unframed 6x8 inch Unframed $200.00
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10-11-21-victoriaplaza-1-medium-unframed 10x13 inch Unframed $350.00
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