Front View of Thomas House

Ward-Thomas Museum

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Ebinezer Rowley Home

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Ebinezer Rowley Home PO1.464

Ebinezer Rowley Home

A Methodist class was organized in this house in the year 1814 by Rev. Samuel Lane according to an article written by Mr. George J. Taylor, and published in the 1934 Centennial edition of the Niles Daily Times.

It was the residence of Mr. Ebenezer Rowley and was located on North Main Street next to the present location of the I.O.O.F. Building on what is now the grounds of the McKinley Memorial. The house is still standing at 22 Wagstaff Ave. (1976) having been moved there in 1918 when the Memorial was built.


North Main Street looking toward intersection of Park Avenue on the west side of South Main Street.

North Main Street looking toward intersection of Park Avenue on the west side of South Main Street.

Frame building at left of center was the Harris House, sold by the Harris heirs to the Niles Trust Co. in 1920 for the construction of the Niles Bank Building.

The Swaney block- now gone is next on the right. The IOOF building, also gone housed Backenstos Jewelry, Wells Fargo and Singer Sewing Machine Co. PO1.921

This picture of buildings in down town shows Calvins, Odd fellows, Bakery, large building in right foreground is the Wagstaff building,

This picture of buildings in down town shows Calvins, Odd fellows, Bakery, large building in right foreground is the Wagstaff building, occupied by Niles Plumbing and Heating and Niles Electric Co. It was torn down when the Memorial was erected and 2 horse drawn buggies on North Main Street. P11.319

The Knights of Pythias members in front of the Wagstaff building, which stood north of the Swaney building on North Main Street, on the west side of the street. (Where the McKinley Memorial stands now).

The Knights of Pythias members in front of the Wagstaff building, which stood north of the Swaney building on North Main Street, on the west side of the street. (Where the McKinley Memorial stands now). PO1.1963

Dated October 28, 1916, the front courtyard of the McKinley Memorial is almost completed.

Dated October 28, 1916, the front courtyard of the McKinley Memorial is almost completed. PO1.753


 

 

 


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