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    • Hobert's Factory in Middletown, Ohio, c. 1890

    • Industrial facilities; Industry; Middletown (Ohio)
    • A little booklet simply titled "C. C. Hobert Foundation" includes this drawing with the caption: "The office and all that is left of the Hobert Electric Company in Middletown after a fire. This is where C. C. Hobert built his first bipolar dynamos....
    • M.C. Warner Store, Monroe, Ohio, c. 1900

    • Business districts; Monroe (Ohio)
    • Monroe is a city located just south of Middletown that has grown a lot during the last 20 years. Marion C. Warner operated this store at the corner of Elm Avenue and Main Street, with the buildings facing Main Street (Cincinnati Dayton Road). In...
    • East Works of Mound Builder Earthworks, Fort Ancient, Ohio, c. 1930

    • Mounds (Burials); Mounds (Landforms); Indians of North America; Warren County (Ohio); Ohio
    • Two prehistoric Indian cultures inhabited the Fort Ancient Earthworks and Anderson Village Site which comprise the Fort Ancient State Memorial. The Hopewell Indians, who lived in Ohio between 300 B.C. and 600 A.D., built the Fort Ancient...
    • Third Street, Downtown, c. 1910

    • Business districts; Streets; Middletown (Ohio)
    • This c. 1910 photograph looks east on Third Street, today's Central Avenue, in downtown Middletown. Although there are several automobiles in this photograph, the city was still under the control of the horse and the wagons that they pulled. With...
    • Baseball at Armco, c. 1915

    • Negatives; Armco; Steel industry; Baseball; Middletown (Ohio)
    • Recreational activities were very important with the management of Armco. The Armco Association sponsored many baseball teams - some played in departmental leagues, while others played in industrial leagues. This photograph was used in the july...
    • C.C. Kelty's Store, c. 1940

    • General stores; Automobile service stations; Poasttown (Ohio); Madison Township (Ohio)
    • C.C. Kelty operated this gas station and general store on State Route 4 in Poasttown during the late 1930s and early 1940s.
    • New High School, Middletown, Ohio, c. 1910

    • Schools; Post cards; Middletown (Ohio)
    • Several versions of this c. 1910 postcard have been published by different companies: C.T. Photochrome and F.M. Kirby & Co. Reproduced here is the C.T. Photochrome version. Shown is the new Middletown High School that opened in 1908. The school was...
    • Y.M.C.A., Middletown, Ohio, c. 1935

    • Young Men's Christian associations; Postcards; Middletown (Ohio)
    • Middletown's new Y.M.C.A. building was first opened to the public on December 20, 1923. On Sunday, December 23, it was formally dedicated with John W. Pontilus of Columbus as the principal speaker. It cost $400,000 to construct.
    • George C. Crout, c. 1985

    • Authors; Historians; Middletown (Ohio)
    • This collection of historical photographs and materials developed over many years through the efforts of George C. Crout, who is seen in this c.1985 photograph. Mr. Crout was many things to many different people - schoolteacher, principal,...
    • Main Street, Monroe, Ohio, c. 1900

    • Streets; Monroe (Ohio); Winter
    • Main Street (Cincinnati Dayton Road) in Monroe, Ohio, is snow-covered in this c. 1900 photograph that was probably made from a glass plate negative. It was probably taken by Marion C. Warner, who took many photographs of Monroe.
    • Monroe, c. 1900

    • Dwellings; Winter; Monroe (Ohio)
    • Winter was a popular time for a photographer to record Monroe's history. Probably taken by Marion C. Warner, this c. 1900 photograph is only identified as Monroe.
    • C. William Verity, Jr., c. 1970

    • People; Leadership; Middletown (Ohio)
    • C. William Verity, Jr. became the Chief Elected Officer of Armco, the company that his grandfather, George M. Verity , had founded. He then became president of the National Chamber of Commerce and was the Secretary of Commerce under President...
    • Hog Processing, Mayer Packing Plant, c. 1950

    • Industrial facilities; Meat cutting; Meat industry; Middletown (Ohio)
    • Hogs were one of the animals that were processed by the Mayer Meat Company in their packing house. They also operated a meat market where they sold meats that they had processed. The C. Schmidt Company of Cincinnati had modernized the plant, c....
    • Two Ashland Open Hearth Photographs, c. 1922

    • Negatives; Armco; Steel industry; Middletown (Ohio)
    • The Open Hearth Furnace Department took "pig iron" from the Blast Furnace and melted it with scrap and limestone to produce steel. The limestone removed some of the impurities. Shown are two photograpfhs taken at Armco's Ashland works. The bottom...
    • John N.C. Schenck, c. 1870

    • Art; People; Merchants; Business people; Post offices; Franklin (Ohio)
    • John N.C. Schenck was the older brother of General William C. Schenck. In 1800, he came to Franklin and opened the first store in the village. It became an important trading post. In 1805, he became the village's first post master.
    • G.C. Murphy Company, c. 1940

    • Business enterprises; Storefronts; Middletown (Ohio)
    • George Clinton Murphy opened the first G.C. Murphy Company variety store in McKeesport, Pa., in 1906. Sometime in the 1920s, the Middletown store in the Knights of Pythias Building on Central Avenue opened. When the John Ross Store vacated the...

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