One House’s Story: The Miller Family

I’ve wanted to write about this home on Ray Avenue for a while as it looked like an effort was being made to fix it up and make it a home again. It is nice to explore the origins of a house that will soon have a new life. A note about addresses: House numbersContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Miller Family”

One House’s Story: The Hartman Family

There is a row of homes along Ray Avenue that, without a doubt, have seen better days. Built in the latest fashion of their day, hosts to many parties and gatherings on their well manicured grounds, they expressed their owners’ pride and success. Today they pale in comparison to their glory days, but they haveContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Hartman Family”

One House’s Story: The Strine Family

There is house that sits unoccupied on a lonely corner of Ray Avenue NW in New Philadelphia, Ohio. The broken and boarded-up windows, damaged siding, and overgrown yard belies a history of ownership by a historic and prominent New Philadelphia family. A note about addresses: House numbers and street names often change over time. TheContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Strine Family”

One House’s Story: Professor George A.B. Wyly (and more).

One of my mantras is that every building, every place, has a story to tell us if we are willing to look and listen. While the histories of pristinely restored stately homes attract the most attention, the more modest homes that dominate any community have histories as well. The people that lived in those homesContinue reading “One House’s Story: Professor George A.B. Wyly (and more).”