Kaufman House – History

105 S Main Street Zelienople, PA 16063 Once a popular and booming local business, the Kaufman House mostly stands abandoned and partially under construction. A fire tore through the building in late 2011 and legal battles have prevented the building from being reconstructed. The historical landmark has been in operation since the late 1800’s and […]

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Beaver Creek (Sprucevale) History

Beaver Creek AKA Sprucevale Echo Dell Road East Liverpool, OH The Past Not far over the state line of Pennsylvania resides the remnants of an old town that was built based on an operable and profitable canal system cutting through the Beaver Creek.  The small town of Sprucevale was established in 1837 on the Hambleton […]

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Licking County Jail – History

Standing for more than 130 years, the stone walled structure of the Licking County Jail once housed the most dangerous and deadly criminals in the region. Throughout its’ history, the Licking County Jail transitioned from a small county jail that was not meant to hold these treacherous criminals long term. But as the city of […]

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Ohio State Reformatory – History

Appearing as if an old medieval castle was dropped in Mansfield, Ohio; the Ohio State Reformatory is still a pinnacle landmark of architectural wonder and triumph in the town. Thought of as economical and socially helpful, the reformatory was meant to give troubled youth skills and tools to re-enter society to work in certain trades and […]

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Harmony Inn – History

The origin of the small town of Harmony, PA was based mainly on a Lutheran Separatist movement in late 1804. They began small settlements like Harmony all across southwestern Pennsylvania. Their communities lasted until 1814 when the Harmonists prepared to move to the state of Indiana and sold their land for cheap to the Mennonites in the […]

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People’s Bank Theatre – History

Marietta, Ohio has quite a history of being ahead of the curve in the area. There are numerous buildings that utilized technology, like boiler heat and a primitive air conditioning system before these household necessities even had a name. The one technological advancement that most do not think about is in the entertainment industry.  Marietta had its’ fill […]

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Lafayette Hotel – History

Currently in operation, the Lafayette Hotel will transport guests back in time. The hotel has been renovated beautifully to incorporate the old Victorian era time period throughout its’ walls. The building houses old relics and artifacts from the time period which had been discovered from the area surrounding the small town of Marietta, Ohio. These artifacts aren’t the […]

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Kelly Road – History

Kelly Road State Route 4043 Ohioville, PA This mile long old road connects Ohioville to Industry, both old mill towns tucked in the backwoods of southwestern Pennsylvania in the twilight of their once booming economic era.  Kelly Road is known as Mystery Mile and is surrounded by the darkness of overgrown woods on both sides.  […]

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Carrie Furnace – History

At one time, the steel and iron industries were the top of the economic pyramid. Everything was a trickle-down effect from there. And Pittsburgh, in particular Homestead, PA, was the main hub of the majority of import and export of steel and iron through the United States. Because of this, plenty of tragedy and death were overlooked for […]

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