you enjoy the images on the Webpages, there is a book with high
resolution images with descriptions that will interest you.
With over 400 photographs and 200 pages, the new book-A Pictorial
History of the Buildings of Niles Ohio offers a pictorial history
of Niles from 1895 through the present day.
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for information on ordering your book.
Niles became an industrial location
beginning with James Heaton's "Maria Furnace" in the early
1800s to the many steel mills, glass factories, firebrick plants
built in the late 1800s to early 1900s in a large part due to the
abundance of water. The Mahoning River, Mosquito Creek and Meander
Stream all provided water for these mills and provided a path for
the construction of railroads to move goods between cities.
The included photographs illustrate
the bridges and viaducts that provided the citizens of Niles transportation
and access over these same waterways.