One House’s Story: The Tidrick Family

Don’t let the modern appearance of any home fool you. Every home, regardless of condition or modern use, has a story to tell. This is the story of a house that has seen better days but deserves to have its story told nonetheless. A note about addresses: House numbers and street names often change overContinue reading “One House’s Story: The Tidrick Family”

One House’s Story: The Gilgen Family

Historical records are great for telling us the who’s and when’s of a person’s life but, unfortunately, they often lack the why’s. This house’s story is about the successful family that built an impressive home on a prominent New Philadelphia street but chose to not live there after it was built. A note about addresses:Continue reading “One House’s Story: The Gilgen Family”

One House’s Story: The Rinehart Family

Over the years buildings that were once used as homes have been added to and converted to commercial uses. This seems to be especially true when a home sits on one of a community’s main thoroughfares. This is the story of just such a home that went on to become a longstanding community gathering place.Continue reading “One House’s Story: The Rinehart 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”