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: Dr. Israel J. Williams & Family

I thought I would, once again, take a look at a house that now serves as a place of business as opposed to a residence. You may be one of the many people who have visited this house in its modern role as a community pizza parlor, but it started out life as the homeContinue reading “One House’s Story: Dr. Israel J. Williams & Family”

One House’s Story: The Eberhardt Family

There was a family of builders who, during the last half of the 19th century, may have accounted for many of the houses and buildings constructed throughout the city of New Philadelphia. It is only fitting that we look at a house that they not only lived in but may have even constructed. A noteContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Eberhardt Family”

One House’s Story: John Giovanni Crescio

This is actually the story of two houses that were once occupied by the family of an Italian immigrant who was a respected and successful New Philadelphia fruit merchant. A note about addresses: House numbers and street names can change over time. The expansion of railroads into Ohio, and the industries that took advantage ofContinue reading “One House’s Story: John Giovanni Crescio”

One House’s Story: The Maholm Family

There is a little house on a corner along Front Street in New Philadelphia that was once the home of well-known, entrepreneurial family. That family saw a number of highs-and-lows while living there. A note about addresses: House numbers and street names often change over time. The Maholm family was residing in Harrison County, OhioContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Maholm Family”

One House’s Story: The Glauser Family

Front Street in New Philadelphia is lined with working class houses from the beginning of the 20th century. Many are of similar style and size and, among them, is a house occupied for four decades by the family of a blacksmithing son of an immigrant. This is that house’s story. Note about addresses: House numbersContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Glauser Family”

One House’s Story: Joseph Axx

There is a house on the west end of New Philadelphia that, every time I passed it, I was intrigued by how it got there and who may have lived in it. Perhaps you’ve driven past it as well and wondered the same. This is one story from that house’s history. When one drives westContinue reading “One House’s Story: Joseph Axx”