The Indiana State Review Board agenda for October 28, 2009 includes action on our neighborhood’s nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. The Southwood Park Historic District is the tenth item on the agenda.
This is the link to the overall meeting agenda: http://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/2773.htm
This is the link to the Southwood Park NR application: http://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/files/hp-SouthwoodPark.pdf
The State is expected to approve the nomination and send it to the federal government for final approval, hopefully later this year. Wouldn’t that be a great Christmas present?
Thank you to Angie Quinn at ARCH, Creager Smith and Don Orban in Historic Presrvation Planning and everyone else who has participated in readying the nomination! We appreciate your work!
About two weeks ago, Beautification Committee members took two hours on a Wednesday and installed two rock gardens. The Association paid for the plant material and the boulders were donated.
The larger stone on Tacoma Avenue is a limestone slab from the southern part of the state. It is near Pettit Avenue and takes the place of the hawthorn tree that was a victim of last year’s ice storm. When you go by, feel free to take a rest. The slab was picked for its dual purpose ability to serve as a natural bench.
On South Wayne Avenue at Pettit Avenue, we added an Indiana granite field stone with interesting textures. There are new varieties of lamb’s ear, daylilies, ornamental grass and a flowering shrub.
As always, if you have a notion for some “sanctioned guerilla gardening”, contact Pat Thomson. She’ll get you hooked up with our neighborhood gardening efforts.
The wonderful ranch at 1241 Sherwood Terrace, owned by Kevin and Blaise Moore, was also nominated by a Beautification Committee member.
Since moving in last January, the Moores have transformed the landscaping front and back. The front is great and the backyard is spectacular! Blaise has worked for nurseries and has used her experience to create a really attractive landscape around their home.
James and Tobi Zenor at 4617 Beaver Avenue were nominated by a Beautification Committee member.
Their home is well maintained and always the Zenors seem to always be working to make their home better. As a matter of fact, the Zenors were putting in new mulch when we stopped by to ask them about the nomination.
Thanks for setting a high standard and meeting it! We all appreciate your efforts!
There have been complaints of a foul-smelling smoke from a trash fire in the vicinity of Indiana/Sherwood/Prange. This smoke is putrid and not to be confused with a legal backyard wood fire.
Burning trash or leaves in city limits is illegal. If you notice this smoke, please call 911.
The City call center has confirmed that calls for this nuisance are supposed to go to the 911 call center. Tell them the fire complaint and address. If you don’t exactly know the address, give an approximate.
Have you been wondering what those painted arrows on the street are about? The mystery has been solved…
The Board was very excited to learn that thousands of runners will be passing through Southwood Park this Saturday. Those runners will be participating in the Fort-4-Fitness Half Marathon. We are happy that thousands of people will get to enjoy the beauty and charm of our neighborhood, even if they’re just running past. For many of these people, we can assume that it’s the first time they’ve visited our corner of Fort Wayne. Hopefully, some of them will visit again when they can enjoy the sights more!
It will be a different kind of Saturday morning with a race winding through the neighborhood. Spend some time out front watching the race. Encourage the runners! Who knows, you may find yourself feeling inspired to join next year’s event.
Now with an event this size going on, there are a couple things you need to know:
- If you live on the half marathon route, you can expect “NO PARKING” signs to be placed in front of your house. Click HERE for a list of road closures and parking restrictions.
- Parking on those streets will be restricted on the day of the race, in the morning. Please make sure no cars are on the street.
- Because race streets will be closed, if you’re heading out Saturday morning, you will need to consult the map to plan your exit from the neighborhood. Click HERE for a map of the race route.
We wish all runners a great race day – good luck! We hope Fort-4-Fitness comes back in 2010!