One House’s Story: The Ohliger Family

This home was built by an immigrant who had, through years of hard work, become a prominent and respected member of the community. Unfortunately, he was only able to enjoy his new family home for a short time. A note about addresses: House numbers and street names often change over time. The Ohliger family boardedContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Ohliger Family”

One House’s Story: The Mathias Family

Many older and larger homes in a community are converted to multi-family dwellings later on in life. New Philadelphia has many such homes, but they all started as the home of a single family with their own story. This is the story of one of those homes. A note about addresses: House numbers and streetContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Mathias Family”

One House’s Story: The Walton Family (no, not them)

When you drive down Fair Avenue in New Philadelphia, Ohio you see a variety of homes in differing architectural styles and in differing states of repair. One house on the 400 block of Fair Avenue NW is currently being worked on in preparation of once again becoming someone’s home. This is a story from thatContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Walton Family (no, not them)”