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Forest in Hardin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Freight House

 
 
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1. Historic Freight House Marker
Inscription.  Built at the site of the crossing of the Pennsylvania and Big Four Railroads, which is believed to be the first intersection in Ohio, this freight house served both railroads from 1890 until its closing in 1961. This building is much larger and more elaborate than most freight houses built by the railroads. After a 1927 fire destroyed the original passenger station and control tower the freight house was used as a temporary ticket office and passenger station. The building was purchased from the railroad in 1973 and converted to a restaurant. Ownership was transferred several times before the library purchased the building in the year 2000.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 40° 48.116′ N, 83° 30.727′ W. Marker is in Forest, Ohio, in Hardin County. Marker is on West Lima Street (Ohio Route 37), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Forest OH 45843, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forest Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct
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Photographed By TeamOHE, February 8, 2020
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line); Former Site of Mt. Blanchard Schools (approx. 6.9 miles away); Dunkirk Veterans Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); Mt. Blanchard Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away); Johnny Appleseed (approx. 7.2 miles away); This Historic Bridge (approx. 7.3 miles away); Hull's Trail, 1812 (approx. 7½ miles away); Williamstown (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Historic Freight House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, February 8, 2020
3. Historic Freight House Marker
Historic Freight House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, February 8, 2020
4. Historic Freight House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 17, 2022