J. M. E. Riedel's New Street Number Guide Map of Fort Wayne.
20.25 x 23.5 in (51.435 x 59.69 cm)
1 : 19200
This is a 1919 John M. E. Riedel city plan or map of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Red overprinting highlights streetcar lines within Fort Wayne and interurban railways, such as the Fort Wayne and Northern Indiana Traction Company. Railroads (which went farther than interurban railways) are illustrated by black lines. Numerous railroads traveled through Fort Wayne, including the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne, and Chicago Railway (part of the Pennsylvania railroad system), the Wabash Railroad, and the New York, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad. The public library, Court House, Post Office, Concordia College, and City Hall are identified. An alphabetic street index appears outside the left and bottom borders.
Publication History and CensusThis map was created and published by John M. E. Riedel in 1919 and was approved by Frank M. Randall, the City Civil Engineer. We note three cataloged examples, at Ball State University, the Indiana Historical Society, and the Boston Public Library. Riedel began publishing his pocket map of Fort Wayne in 1900, with revised editions appearing to about 1930.
Johann Michael Eric Riedel (December 2, 1865 - February 10, 1948), generally known as 'John', was a German-American architect and mapmaker based in Fort Wayne, Indiana in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Riedel was born in St. Louis, Missouri to German immigrant parents. His family relocated to Fort Wayne as a child and lived there for most of his life. He began practicing as an architect around 1889, becoming prominent by about 1900. He built several significant structures around the city. Starting in the early 20th century, he also issued a folding pocket map of Fort Wayne, which remained in publication with regular updates at least until 1930. Riedel died of heart problems in 1948. Learn More...
Very good. Light wear along original fold lines. Verso repair to a fold separation. Reinforced where once attached to original binder.
Boston Public Library, Leventhal Map Center G4094.F7 1919 .R54. Indiana Historical Society G4094_F65_1919_R5. Ball State University Library G4094.F7 1919 .ZX.