THIS DAY IN HISTORY: April 23 in photos

1957 - On April 23, 1957, the curtain is about to fall on the Palace Theater, at the corner of Clinton Street and Washington Boulevard. The building's owners have announced it will be razed to make room for a parking lot. The second-oldest theater in the city, it cost $200,000 to build and seated 1,700. It was dedicated Jan. 25, 1915, and at the time was devoted exclusively to vaudeville, then in its heyday.
1996 - Frank Vinson rushes a lunch order to a patron at Coney Island in downtown Fort Wayne. Some members of Congress are pushing to raise the minimum wage, which will help workers like Vinson.
1997 - Police investigators move around the scene where a hit-and-run accident involving a school bus occurred Wednesday morning near the corner of Hanna and Colerick streets.
1999 - Comcast Cablevision's new digital cable service will include a new universal remote and a new high-tech box that will bring new channels and improved quality to your TV.
1999 - Campaign signs at North Anthony Blvd. and Crescent Ave.
2000 - Parishioners fill the recently completed 3000 seat, 47,000 square foot sanctuary, Sunday morning at the Calvary Temple Worship Center.
2001 - Gas prices on a sign for Business. Speedway station at the corner of Getz Rd. and Illinois Rd. April 23.
2002 - Erin Patton with some of the art pieces she has designed that will be in the Art Assualt Display Saturday night at the Art Factory.
2004 - Rosie the terrier, and owner Linda Harrington joined a line of cars on Hobson Road nearing one mile long for the chance of getting $10 of free gas, via a local radio station promotion Friday afternoon. Originally the line of cars stretched from Coliseum Boulevard to south of State Boulevard, before police redirected the bargan seekers through local neighborhoods. Many were turned away with no free fuel. No guess on how many gallons of gas perished while cars idled in line.
2004 - Neal Harshman,13, and Chelsea Gerbers,12, both in sixth grade at New Haven Middle School, carry debris to a dumpster Friday morning. They and the rest of the middle school were taking part in the United Way of Allen County's annual Youth Day of Caring .They were cleaning up a property at 2920 Covington Rd.
2007 - Windmill cookies cool down at Ellison Bakery, 4108 Ferguson Rd.
2008 - Mat Latos (22, center) stands with teammates Justin Baum (16, left) and Felix Carrasco (10, right) during the National Anthem before Wednesday afternoon's game. It was Latos' first start in Fort Wayne. He struck out eight of the 17 batters he faced, but still picked up the loss as Fort Wayne fell 5-0 to Clinton.
2008 - Steve Parker, director of buildings for Fort Wayne Community Schools, stands by the old small elevator that allows students to get up to the second floor where they can accesses the larger new elevator which can take them to the other floors of the building.
2009 - Eastbrook Drive between State Blvd. and Clinton Street still has piles of the temporary clay dike built to protect the neighborhood from Spy Run Creek during the March flooding. Eastbrook Drive is still closed off at Clinton Street.
2010 - Jennifer Smith, left, owner of Dolly Heaven, and Beth Bade, owner of Dolly Dearest, share space at 502 Broadway in New Haven. Their work restoring and selling old and new dolls attracts customers from around the country.
2010 - The Acme Bar, 1105 E. State Blvd., is open and thriving again after being closed for just over a year.
2010 - Bowman Lake, Fox Island County Park
2013 - Baer Field Speedway is undergoing some renovations in preparation for its 50th anniversary season which opens May 11.
2014 - For all the temptations that come with working from home, there are also some advantages: It's easier to "cleanse your palette" after a potentially dangerous snack with an apple or, better yet, by brushing your teeth.
2014 - A semi tractor-trailer got wedged under the train viaduct on Fairfield Ave heading south Wednesday shortly after noon. Fort Wayne Police and Fire responded to the call.
2015 - FootGolf players Daryn Schwartz, left, and Kyle Calloway putt Wednesday at McMillen Park Golf Course.
2016 - Rick Hughes went on the air as a WLYV-AM “LYV Guy” on July 24, 1966, and when the 50th anniversary of that date arrives in three months he’ll still be on WLYV playing songs of the 1960s that are no longer top-40 hits, but “golden” oldies. The 72-year-old Hughes, however, says doing a job he still loves keeps him young.

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