One House’s Story: The Yeagley Family

A good friend of mine lived in one of the apartments in this New Philadelphia building for a couple of years and often asked me about the house’s history. I figured it was about time I gave her an answer! A note about addresses: House numbers and street names often change over time. The YeagleyContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Yeagley Family”

One House’s Story: The Schmidt Family

If you have ever dropped your child off at Welty Middle School or the New Philadelphia High School, you have seen this home. This house was the home of one of the city’s most successful and well-liked saloon keepers. This is his family’s story. A note about addresses: House numbers and street names often changeContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Schmidt Family”

One House’s Story: The Brown Family

Sometimes you have to get off the main streets to find a historic home with an interesting story. This home’s story is more about the women who lived in the home around the turn of the 20th century. A note about addresses: House numbers and street names often change over time. When the Brown familyContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Brown Family”

One House’s Story: The Hay Family

There are many houses that get swallowed up by future construction and changes in how a property is used. I only recently learned that this building on the corner of Fair Avenue and Broadway has, at its core, a home built by a 19th century New Philadelphia merchant. A note about addresses: House numbers andContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Hay Family”

One House’s Story: The Pollock Family

It’s amazing what you can discover when you leave the busy streets of town and explore the less travelled neighborhoods. This unique home’s history is tied to an individual examined in a previous house story as well as to the family of an Irish immigrant that occupied the home for over three decades. A noteContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Pollock Family”

One House’s Story: The Wallace Family

This house rests in an area that was considered, at the time it was built, as the outskirts of the city of New Philadelphia. Today, however, it sits at one of the busiest intersections on the west end of the city and is seen by countless passersby. This is one of its stories. A noteContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Wallace Family”

One House’s Story: The Tidrick Family

Don’t let the modern appearance of any home fool you. Every home, regardless of condition or modern use, has a story to tell. This is the story of a house that has seen better days but deserves to have its story told nonetheless. A note about addresses: House numbers and street names often change overContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Tidrick Family”

New Philadelphia Carriage Maker Charles Houpt

There was once a busy carriage making shop founded by a Pennsylvania-born blacksmith on what is today 2nd Street SW that manufactured and repaired carriages, buggies and wagons for over twenty-years. Today the site is occupied by a nondescript office building. Charles Houpt (1833-1921) was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1833 to farmer Philip HouptContinue reading “New Philadelphia Carriage Maker Charles Houpt”