Fort Wayne Won't Name Building After Mayor Because...
...his name is Harry Baals
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2011 8:43 AM CST
A shot of downtown Fort Wayne.   (©kristinafh)

(Newser) – What to do, what to do? Fort Wayne has a new government center, and its people voted to name it after the Indiana city's longest tenured mayor ... except his name was Harry Baals. As of today, the city's website had logged 3,541 votes for the "Harry Baals Government Center." In No. 2, the "Eugene Johnson Memorial Center" had just 321 votes. Still, the deputy mayor says Harry Baals' name will "probably not" adorn the building, reports the Journal Gazette. “We love Fort Wayne, too,” she said. “We’re not going to make any decisions that look bad."