One House’s Story: The Bombing of the Bowers’ House

I stumbled across one of this house’s stories while researching one of the home’s inhabitants for another project. I could not resist sharing this very surprising, and violent, piece of New Philadelphia history. A note about addresses: House numbers and street names often change over time. Well known attorney Henry Bowers (1858-1934) and his familyContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Bombing of the Bowers’ House”

One House’s Story: The Yeagley Family

A good friend of mine lived in one of the apartments in this New Philadelphia building for a couple of years and often asked me about the house’s history. I figured it was about time I gave her an answer! A note about addresses: House numbers and street names often change over time. The YeagleyContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Yeagley Family”

A Local Tragedy on the Cleveland & Pittsburgh Railroad

Five local railroad workers boarded their train in New Philadelphia early on a Saturday morning in October 1910 for a routine trip to Cleveland and back. Only two of the men would return home alive. The Cleveland & Pittsburgh train crew gathered in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 8, 1910 for a freightContinue reading “A Local Tragedy on the Cleveland & Pittsburgh Railroad”

One House’s Story: The Hoobler Family

I have wanted to explore the history of this house for a while because this house is so hard to miss when you are driving on North Broadway in New Philadelphia. I knew it had to have at least one good story worth telling and I was not incorrect. A note about addresses: House numbersContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Hoobler Family”

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 Brown Family

Sometimes you have to get off the main streets to find a historic home with an interesting story. This home’s story is more about the women who lived in the home around the turn of the 20th century. A note about addresses: House numbers and street names often change over time. When the Brown familyContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Brown Family”

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 Pollock Family

It’s amazing what you can discover when you leave the busy streets of town and explore the less travelled neighborhoods. This unique home’s history is tied to an individual examined in a previous house story as well as to the family of an Irish immigrant that occupied the home for over three decades. A noteContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Pollock 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”