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Recognition for Historic Furniture Store

(La Porte, IN) - A local business will soon be honored for well over a century of service.


Fenker’s Finer Furniture was established in 1903 by Fred Fenker and Robert Buck, who started the still-family-owned business in La Porte’s downtown at 709 Lincolnway.


In 1909, Fenker became the sole proprietor and moved the store to 717 Michigan Avenue, before moving again a year later to the 500 block of Lincolnway.


In 1925, the store moved into a new structure where it remains today in the 1100 block of Lincolnway.


In 1963, current owner Paul Fenker joined the business, which he now runs alongside his daughter, Allison Fenker Hertges.


The company, along with other businesses and individuals, will be recognized during a ceremony this Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the La Porte County Historical Society museum on U.S. 35 at the southern edge of the city.

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