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.
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.
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). PO1.1963
Dated October 28, 1916, the front
courtyard of the McKinley Memorial is almost completed.