Welcome to the Allen County Courthouse Preservation Trust

Hand drawing of Allen County Courthouse

In the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, the busy hub of public life is the magnificent Allen County Courthouse. Completed in 1902, it was a gift to future generations from visionary leaders who wished to express in art and architecture the dignity of the government, the supremacy of the people and the grandeur of the law. The Allen County Courthouse is recognized as a National Historic Landmark for its original murals and sculptures, scagliola faux marbling, unique tile floor designs and abundant stained glass.

Sadly, the years took their toll on the Courthouse. In 1994, the Allen County Courthouse Preservation Trust, Inc. was formed and began the task of restoring all of its artistic elements. Thanks to an outpouring of community support, the restoration was complete in time for the 2002 celebration of the building’s 100th anniversary.

Preservation of the Courthouse continues, and financial support is still required to ensure its future. This busy landmark is available for walking tours or for special events. But one thing’s for sure—a website doesn’t do it justice. You simply have to see it for yourself.


Special Event

Violins of Hope

Violins of Hope
Tickets Required • Free
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Allen County Courthouse, 715 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Ballet, Heartland Sings,
Purdue Fort Wayne Choral Ensembles, Fort Wayne Children's Choir

Works by Beethoven, Barber, Korngold and others will fill the rotunda at the Allen County Courthouse. A guest speaker will weave a narrative throughout the concert, telling stories about the heroic musicians who inspired the creation of these Strings of the Holocaust.

Reserve Tickets

Coming Events

View a 360º video
of the Courthouse

Exterior Renovations
Courthouse feature on Indiana's News Center

Watch the Indiana’s News Center courthouse feature with Linda Jackson


Proceeds from book sales help support the Courthouse Preservation Trust.

Order your copy here.