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South Lebanon in Warren County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Union Township Town Hall

 
 
Union Township Town Hall Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 31, 2019
1. Union Township Town Hall Marker, side one
Inscription.  
The Union Township Hall was a center of community life from the time of its construction around 1907. The hall included the offices of township government, a community hall, and club meeting rooms, a rarer combination in the 21st century. Local government and services occupied the first floor. The second floor “opera house” retains many original features, including the stage and stage backdrops. The hall hosted many types of entertainment, including church choirs and the Knights of Pythias Band. Leaving the township’s possession, the hall was used by various owners for a church, art studio, and bed and breakfast.

The Wilson & Sons Manufacturing Company in South Lebanon was in part responsible for the existence of the hall. The company, which held the patent on their double-seamed powder keg, sold Union Township the lot for the building and donated another portion. James Wilson and his son-in-law, James T. McClelland were Union Township Trustees. The Wilson concern was on the South bank of the Little Miami River. On the opposite bank was Ahimaaz King’s Great Western Powder Company. These were two of the largest
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manufacturing companies of their kind in the late 19th century.
 
Erected 2017 by Warren County Foundation, Lebanon Citizens National Bank, Warren County Historical Society & The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 18-83.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 21, 2017.
 
Location. 39° 22.209′ N, 84° 12.775′ W. Marker is in South Lebanon, Ohio, in Warren County. Marker is on Section Street north of East McKinley Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is on the right side of the building on Section Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East McKinley Street, South Lebanon OH 45065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Deerfield- South Lebanon (approx. 0.4 miles away); The King Mansion / Ahimaaz King (1839-1909) (approx. 2 miles away); Gershom Moore Peters, LLD / Peters Cartridge Company (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mounts Station (approx. 2.2 miles away); ACE Roller Coaster Landmark (approx. 3.3 miles away); 1992 - 1996 (approx. 3.4 miles away); 1997 - 2001
Union Township Town Hall Marker, side two image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 31, 2019
2. Union Township Town Hall Marker, side two
(approx. 3.4 miles away); 1982 - 1986 (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Lebanon.
 
Additional keywords. Knights of Pythias Miami Valley Lodge 703 Castle
 
Union Township Town Hall Marker Unveiling image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Maryan Harrison, April 21, 2017
3. Union Township Town Hall Marker Unveiling
Union Township Town Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 31, 2019
4. Union Township Town Hall and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2017, by Maryan Harrison of South Lebanon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on May 13, 2017, by Maryan Harrison of South Lebanon, Ohio.   4. submitted on June 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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