Boston in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Boston Land & Manufacturing Company store, built in 1836, displays a high level of craftsmanship. The fan-shaped lunette above the store front shows the influence of Federal-style architecture. The building's unusual trapezoidal shape results from its north and east walls paralleling the town's important transportation routes - Boston Mills Road and the Ohio & Erie Canal.
Between 1836 and 1904, the building primarily served as a store and post office. An 1881-82 Boston business directory declared that the store specialized in "Clothing, Flour, and Feed." In 1905 the building was converted into a residence and was used as a home by various owners until it was purchased by the National Park Service in 1980.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 41° 15.784′ N, 81° 33.513′ W. Marker is in Boston, Ohio, in Summit County. Click for map. Marker is on the path leading from the parking lot to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park's Boston Store Visitor Center, off Boston Mills Road, about 700 feet east of Riverview Road. Marker is in this post office area: Peninsula OH 44264, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A New Champion for an Old Canal (a few Linking the Wilderness to the World (a few steps from this marker); Boston (within shouting distance of this marker); Boston Mills Road Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (about 700 feet away); Industry Shapes the Valley (about 700 feet away); The Development of Valley Industry (about 700 feet away); Forgotten Village of Brandywine (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
Also see . . .
1. Cuyahoga Valley National Park. (Submitted on July 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Boston Mills Historic District. (Submitted on July 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Ohio and Erie Canalway. (Submitted on July 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.