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Youngstown in Mahoning County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kyle-McCollum House

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 18, 2018
1. Kyle-McCollum House Marker
Side A
Inscription.  Side A
The Kyle-McCollum House, thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited residence still on its original site in Youngstown, was built by War of 1812 veteran Joshua Kyle (c. 1766-1842) and his wife Mary Stewart (c. 1774-1844). The Kyles moved from Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, to the Mahoning Valley around 1800 and purchased about 1,300 acres of land on a hill above Mill Creek. Using stone quarried from the property, they built a house, completed in 1813. The Federal style of the house is typical of early 19th-century homes built in the Connecticut Western Reserve. The structure is two and a half stories with stone load-bearing walls that are two feet thick. Beside his farm, Kyle built a sawmill on Mill Creek near Slippery Rock, a site now under Lake Glacier. [Continued on other side]

Side B
[Continued from other side] Daughter Hannah Kyle (1807-1883) married Ira McCollum (1810-1890) in 1831. The Kyle-Price Cemetery, also known as Home Cemetery, was established in 1824 when Thomas, one of Joshua and Mary Kyles’ sons and brother to Hannah, died from a fall and was buried near the homestead. Joshua
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 18, 2018
2. Kyle-McCollum House Marker
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and Mary Kyle, Ira and Hannah McCollum, and many other family members are also buried there. Hannah McCollum inherited the estate, and the McCollum family lived in the house for three generations. In the 1890s, they sold 36 acres to help create Mill Creek Park. The house remained in the family until 1937. New owners hired prominent architect Charles F. Owsley (1880-1953), who designed additions to the house including the kitchen area, garage, and library.
 
Erected 2017 by The Imler Family and Youngstown Underground Railroad Research Team; Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 45-50.)
 
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.
 
Location. 41° 5.403′ N, 80° 40.675′ W. Marker is in Youngstown, Ohio, in Mahoning County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1458 McCollum Road, Youngstown OH 44509, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Pavilion / Mill Creek Furnace (approx. half a mile away); Oscar D. Boggess Homestead / Boggess Quarry (approx. 0.7 miles away); Harry Burt and Good Humor / Ross Radio Company (approx. 1˝ miles away); Warner Brothers
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 18, 2018
3. Kyle-McCollum House Marker
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); The First Log School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Central Tower / Mahoning National Bank Building (approx. 1.6 miles away); Civil War Soldiers' Monument / Realty Building (approx. 1.6 miles away); Union National Bank Building / Central Square (1798-1899) (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Youngstown.
 
Kyle-McCollum House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 18, 2018
4. Kyle-McCollum House Marker
Side A
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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