Skip to comments.Harry Baals building unlikely
Posted on 02/09/2011 10:30:39 AM PST by Carling
FORT WAYNE Despite garnering far more support in an online poll than the thicket of other suggestions, residents shouldn't expect Fort Wayne's new government center to be named after one of the city's longest tenured mayors.
Deputy Mayor Beth Malloy said naming 200 E. Berry St. the Harry Baals Government Center was "probably not" going to happen.
"We love Fort Wayne, too," she said. "We're not going to make any decisions that look bad."
The name has received 882 votes on the city's website, www.feedbackfortwayne.org as of Monday afternoon more than triple that of its nearest competitor: Eugene Johnson Memorial Center.
Johnson was the properties manager for the Allen County Public Library while it occupied the building. The city's online poll allows anyone to submit names for the building and then vote on the suggestions.
Baals pronounced "balls" by the then-mayor...
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Who cares if it was posted earlier. Just saw it this time and I’m laughing my **lls off.
The University of Georgia has a building called, and I am not making this up, The Butts-Mehre Center”
I hear that the Mike Hunt OB/GYN Center is on the fast track, though.
Sounds like a mobsters name, like Joey Eyes or Billy Bats. Just think, Harry “Balls” Corleone
Maybe they could name the building with synonyms, like “the hirsute hoedowns building”, or “the furry orbs building”.
*Harry Baals Ping*
Eugene Johnson's nickname is "Yank."
I thought it was “Eug.”
There is a man in Santa FE NM named Peter Handler. He owns a liquor store and has his name in 2 foot high letters. I always thought it was a joke name until I saw his picture in the paper with his name under it.
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