The Clay School, dedicated on February 9, 1857, was the first school built by the Fort Wayne public school system. The local school system grew out of Clay by. Plans for a USF center are strengthened by the purchase of the historic Scottish Rite Center building and the Chamber of Commerce in Fort Wayne. The Berry Street Church continued to serve those east of Harrison, while a new church, West Wayne Street Methodist, was built on the corner of Wayne and Broadway (dedicated in 1850).
James Harrison, from 1834 to 1836, the mission in Fort Wayne strove to be more stable and build a church. Fort Wayne was then just a mission station, and in 1830 it was governed by the Maumee Mission of the Ohio conference. Hardcover books for most years from most local schools can be found on the shelves of the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, making it now the oldest and continuously operating public or private elementary school in Indiana.
Fort Wayne Community Schools is driving innovation and transformation by offering high-quality academic programs for all students. He and his family attend the Promise Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana (LCMS) as a former elder and current vice-president of the board. In 1834, the Indiana Conference was formed, with Fort Wayne as the mission and center of the great Northern Indiana circuit that included Logansport and South Bend. Under the missionary influence of Miss Knolls, a former student at Fort Wayne College, Kaboo converted and took the first name Samuel Morris, in recognition of a Fort Wayne banker who supported the Liberian mission.
This is the 210th anniversary of organized Methodism in North America, and Fort Wayne is one of the first Methodist centers. The first Fort Wayne city directory from 1858-1858 included school buildings in the northeast corner of Washington and Clay (Clay School), and in the southwest corner of Griffith (now Fairfield) and Jefferson (Jefferson School). The index to the yearbook database for Allen County, Indiana, is located at the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne.