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Bellefontaine in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Canby Building

 
 
The Canby Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 6, 2021
1. The Canby Building Marker
Inscription.  Erected in 1912 by Edward Canby of Dayton, Ohio. It’s developers intended the building to be very modern, and a high-class structure for businesses. The Canby, as it was referred to, was originally occupied by Morris & Palmer Dry Goods on the first floor. The second floor was occupied by Buckeye Cement Company. The third floor was home to an operations terminal of the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad until 1939. At the time, the Canby was known as the handsomest building between Cincinnati and Cleveland.
 
Erected 2021 by Citizens Federal Savings and Loan.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 21.593′ N, 83° 45.602′ W. Marker is in Bellefontaine, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main (U.S. 68) and Chillicothe Avenue (County Route 10), on the right when traveling south on South Main. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 144 S Main Street, Bellefontaine OH 43311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
The Canby Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 6, 2021
2. The Canby Building Marker
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. The First Concrete Street in America (within shouting distance of this marker); George Bartholomew (within shouting distance of this marker); Oldest Concrete Street in America (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bellefontaine Examiner (about 300 feet away); War Savings Quota (about 400 feet away); William H. West (about 400 feet away); Logan County Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); George Washington Memorial Tree (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellefontaine.
 
The Canby Building Postcard image. Click for full size.
3. The Canby Building Postcard
c. 1915 the Canby Building, Bellefontaine, Ohio
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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