One House’s Story: The Schlup Family

There is a house that now stands as the only remaining residential building on the north side of the 500 block of West High Street in New Philadelphia. Its story is tied to that of a successful New Philadelphia merchant who lived during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A note about addresses: HouseContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Schlup 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”