3519 Leesburg Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 | 260-229-8687

About Us

A Family Owned Business

Of Other Tymes first opened in the summer of 2018, but that’s not even close to our beginning.  Our father, grandfather, great grandfather, Tom Rowland, wanted to build a legacy for us all that demonstrated the values and craftsmanship soon to be lost to a generation of big box shoppers.  We thrive on quality, we love to tinker and we love to restore and re-purpose. 

The building that we now love was originally built in 1890’s, and became the first gas station in the 46808 neighborhood.  It was a one-story bungalow style with 2 gas pumps facing east towards what was then the Bass mansion.  In the 1940’s, shortly after the Great Depression our little gas station was converted to a local convenience store, the second floor addition was added, the pumps removed and several small apartments were made available to rent.  It was a convenience store for another 40+ years until it was purchased and run by another local family as the Corner Florist.  We purchased the store in December of 2017, and through hard work, local talent and a ton of blood and tears we made Of Other Tymes into the gem it is today.

We specialize in antiques and collectables, bicycles, local and vintage art, and some repair and restoration.  We love what we do and wouldn’t change a thing.  Bringing the old back to new is our favorite thing to do.

After Tom Rowland passed away in November 2018, a huge hole was left in our family.  We knew we had to keep his vision alive!  Today the store is run by his son and 2 grand kids, and if you stop by you’ll catch his great grand kids running around and helping out where they can.  We have a blast at the shop, so stop on by and check out what we’re all about!