Source: The News-Journal, October 18, 1937


Charles R. Weatherhogg, well known Fort Wayne architect, died Friday forenoon at his lodge at Tri-Lakes. He had been ailing with heart trouble for some time, but death came suddenly. The funeral was held this afternoon at Fort Wayne.

Mr. Weatherhogg was well known in North Manchester, having designed and supervised construction of a number of buildings. The addition to the Estelle Peabody Memorial Home, now under construction, was planned by him and the work was being done under his supervision. This work will go on without interruption. Tom Peabody will personally do much of the supervising, aided in a technical way of the staff of the Weatherhogg office. Mr. Weatherhogg designed the original unit of the home, the Memorial Chapel, Memorial Tower, and the residence of Tom Peabody. His first work in North Manchester was the Central school building. Later he designed the John Snyder residence and the Manchester College gymnasium.

He was born in England in 1872. He came to Chicago to attend the World's Fair in 1893 and like this country so well he stayed, locating in Fort Wayne. During the intervening years he had designed many buildings in Northern Indiana. He considered the Estelle Peabody Memorial Home his masterpiece. Mr. Weatherhogg had never married. His relatives remained in England.