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 Hay Family

There are many houses that get swallowed up by future construction and changes in how a property is used. I only recently learned that this building on the corner of Fair Avenue and Broadway has, at its core, a home built by a 19th century New Philadelphia merchant. A note about addresses: House numbers andContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Hay Family”

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”