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 Schauffler Family

Two immigrant brothers arrived in New Philadelphia in the late 1870s and, before too long, operated one of the largest tanneries in Tuscarawas County. One of those brothers built a home on the fringe of downtown New Philadelphia, a home his family would live in for over forty years. A note: House numbers and streetContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Schauffler Family”

One House’s Story: The Dick Family

Whenever I passed this modest home opposite the New Philadelphia High School I always wondered why, among all the wood frame houses on the street, there was this lone brick home. Had the third little pig lived there? No, but the family that did played an important part in the construction of countless Tuscarawas CountyContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Dick Family”

One House’s Story: The Rinehart Family

Over the years buildings that were once used as homes have been added to and converted to commercial uses. This seems to be especially true when a home sits on one of a community’s main thoroughfares. This is the story of just such a home that went on to become a longstanding community gathering place.Continue reading “One House’s Story: The Rinehart Family”

One House’s Story: Joseph J. Williams

This week I decided to write about a house that no longer exists. While taking a Google StreetView “stroll” through Dennison, I came across this unique house on Grant Street and wanted to learn more about its history. A note about addresses: House numbers and street names often change over time. The extended Williams familyContinue reading “One House’s Story: Joseph J. Williams”