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Niles Community Park

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Niles Community Park

The Forgotten Park in Downtown Niles.

Of course you know the location of Waddell Park and Stevens Park and some will remember Central Park and Murphy Park, however most are unaware that there was another park-the forgotten downtown park known as Niles Community Park or Niles Public Park.

The Niles Community Park, home to the 1882 Civil War Monument, a civil war cannon and the Town Hall, was located on the southwest corner of the block where the McKinley Memorial is sited today. The park became part of the McKinley Memorial grounds in 1915 when construction of the Memorial began in November 1915.

View of McKinley Memorial grounds after the Memorial was built in 1917. PO1.1951


Soldier's Monument in Community Park

Soldier's Monument in Community Park, 1912.

The Old Town Hall was on the site where the McKinley Memorial would be built.The monument is still standing on rear grounds of Memorial.

Erected by McPherson Post #116 of GAR and Citizens of Weathersfield Twp. to honor General James "Birdseye" McPherson, born Sandusky, OH Nov. 14, 1828. PO1.207

View of Community Park on the right from West Park Avenue and Arlington.

View of Community Park on the right from West Park Avenue and Arlington. The First Methodist Church in the background was dedicated in 1908. PO1.358

View of Town Hall and Civil War Monument from 1914 postcard.

View of Town Hall and Civil War Monument from 1914 postcard.

Another postcard view of the Town Hall on the grounds of Community Park also known as Public Park.

Another postcard view of the Town Hall on the grounds of Community Park also known as Public Park.



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