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Welcome to the North Anthony Area Neighborhood

Welcome to the North Anthony Area Neighborhood Association's Web site.  The North Anthony Area Association includes several areas developed over the last 100 years by several prominent citizens and suburban community planners.

History of the North Anthony Area Neighborhood

The trend for beautiful boulevards and "planned" subdivisions began in Fort Wayne during the early 1900's.  The movement gained strength when, in 1911, nationally prominent landscape architect George E. Kessler, of Kansas City, MO, proposed a framework for new residental areas in Fort Wayne.  North Anthony and State Boulevard are part of this historic system, which recently has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.

Kensington Park, located between State Boulevard and Lake Avenue, was platted in 1917 by developer W.E. Doud and includes Kensington Boulevard, a long, landscaped street marked by pillars or gateposts in the Prairie style.  South Kensington (south of Lake Ave), created in 1921, features Tudor pillars.  Both areas contain houses primarily in the Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, Prairie, and Craftsman styles.  Pemberton Drive, on the other hand was developed by a rival company and the plan was called "Plymouth Colony".  House designs were named after such pioneers as Priscilla Mullins and Miles Standish and were primarily Colonial Revival styles.

These early automobile suburbs feature wooded lots, pleasant views, sidewalks with ornamental street lights, and areas of park land that include the center park strips of Kensington, the triangular park islands in the area north of State Boulevard, and the wide right of way areas between curb and sidewalk along Pemberton, Randallia, and North Anthony.  Architictural syles in the area include Colonial and Tudor Revival, French Eclectic, Prairie, Cape Cod, Craftsman, and American Foursquare, along with several older Victorian-era homes that preceded the surburban development of the area.

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lost iPhone

Hi!  I think I lost my iPhone in the neighborhood when I inadvertenly left it on top of my car.  Has anyone found one and is trying to rehome it?  I'm Holly Sutter and live at 922... more
Started: March 17th 2012Replies: 0

Edgewater Ave near Anthony Blvd. Flooding

Is there anything we can do to keep my street from flooding everytime it rains?  I live near the corner of Edgewater and Anthony and it seems like the street floods everytime we have a strong... more
Started: July 22nd 2010Replies: 0

Positive Discussion

Hello Everyone,  I'm kind of tired of seeing all of the old and negative discussion "feedback" on my association's web page.  Does anyone have anything good happening in their... more
Started: November 17th 2009Replies: 1

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