RFQ: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Public Monument

  • Commissioning Entity: The City of Fort Wayne
  • Budget: $250000
  • Open Date: 02/21/2021
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in country of installation
  • Close Date: 03/21/2021

Brief Description

At the February 4, 2020 Fort Wayne City Council Meeting, a resolution was passed initiating a process to request creation of a public display commemorating the words and visit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Fort Wayne in 1963. City Council recognizes the social value of memorializing King’s dream of racial equality and harmony and celebrating the words he spoke at the Scottish Rite Auditorium on June 5, 1963. King visited Fort Wayne on his journey to Washington DC where he would make the historic “I Have a Dream” speech just 2 months later in August of 1963.

The City desires a public monument to be placed on one of the four corners of the surface lot near the intersections of West Berry Street, Fairfield Avenue and Ewing Avenue across the street from the Scottish Rite. The Scottish Rite building is now the University of St. Francis Performing Arts Center. The City is currently working to determine the final location.