One House’s Story: The Stow Family

There is a house that sits prominently at one of the busiest intersections in downtown New Philadelphia. The family that built the home left no children behind to tell their story of how they came to New Philadelphia and helped build a community and life. Hopefully this short profile helps fill that void. A noteContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Stow 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: Captain Oliver C. Powleson

I frequently pass this well-maintained home on my walks around New Philadelphia and wondered about its history. I had no idea that it had been the home of one of New Philadelphia’s heroes of the American Civil War and a later Mayor of the City of New Philadelphia. A note about addresses: House numbers andContinue reading “One House’s Story: Captain Oliver C. Powleson”

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)”

One House’s Story: Anne Compton Winspear Forney

If you drive West High Avenue in New Philadelphia, you’ve gone through the intersection known as Franklin Square. There is a brick house that sits prominently on the southwest corner of the intersection. This is a story from that house’s history. When the city of New Philadelphia was originally laid out, it was created withContinue reading “One House’s Story: Anne Compton Winspear Forney”

One House’s Story: Honorable Simpson Harmount

I thought I would continue my look into the stories behind some of the community’s historic houses by taking a look at another home located on Fair Avenue in New Philadelphia. This home’s current status belies its history and the significance to the community of its past owners. Robert Harmount (1775-1842) and his wife, ElizabethContinue reading “One House’s Story: Honorable Simpson Harmount”