I enjoy bringing visiting friends to the Tower to show them the beautiful, Art Deco interior of the lobby. It really is breathtaking! (Click here to glimpse a few photos of the building’s mechanisms and to read a bit of its history.)
I also like to pop into the soda fountain at the front of the building for a quick snack.
Although the soda fountain itself has modernized a bit – a small plasma TV plays quietly for customers to watch – it hasn’t lost its original charm.
The original stained glass window proudly advertises snacks and ice cream, and a beautiful, marble fire place graces the seating area.
Stop in sometime to grab a quick bite or stay awhile and visit the friendly soda fountain employees. Their willingness to strike up conversations with strangers reminds me of how personable and charming Fort Wayne really is!
The Lincoln Building is located at 116 E. Berry St., downtown. The soda fountain is open Monday – Friday, from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. You can reach it at 260-422-6688.