In the 1960's, Taylor was in the process of seriously considering a move to a new city following a large campus fire and the election of a new president into office. Taylor even entertained the possibility of a move to the state of Florida. The top contender, however, was Fort Wayne, Indiana. With access to more robust resources, greater growth opportunities, and more community connections, the move was presented as an opportunity to flourish. While conversations amongst the planning committee and the board of trustees continued to happen, there were also advocates for staying in Upland due to deep roots and surrounding opportunities for development.
Chipka, Sarah, "Archival Research Project: Proposed Move to Fort Wayne in the 60’s" (2021). MAHE Student Scholarship. 13.