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The little building that serves as the office of a used car lot on Brooklyn Avenue in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is vacant, with a For Lease sign. A Fort Wayne City Utilities water tower stands behind the car lot.


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Used Car Lot On Brooklyn Avenue

This used car lot is on Brooklyn Avenue, between Nuttman Avenue and Kinsmoor Avenue in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was not in use when I photographed it in 2014, but it has been home to several small used car dealers over the years. As of 2023, it is called Compass Car Center.

I've always thought that the tiny building that serves as an office for the car lot was interesting. Why build such a small building elevated so high off the ground? The water tower behind it is owned by Fort Wayne's municipal water utility, and is still in use. The text on the side of the tank says "Fort Wayne. Founded on the rivers."





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