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Thursday, June 06, 2019 9:00 am

1973: Construction and opening of Freimann Square

COREY MCMAKEN | The Journal Gazette

Freimann Square was dedicated on Sept. 27, 1973, when several hundred people turned out in downtown Fort Wayne to see the fountains in action. The park was funded by the Freimann Charitable Trust, which was created by the late Frank Freimann who was president and chief executive officer of Magnavox Co.

It seems fitting that Sept. 27, 1973, was a Thursday because these days the park is used for Lunch on the Square with food trucks and live music every Thursday of the summer. The season's first Lunch on the Square is today.

Lunch on the Square runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekly (except July 4) through Aug. 29.

cmcmaken@jg.net

    

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