Youngstown in Mahoning County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Fifth Avenue Historic District
Crandall Park is the heart of the historic district and includes Fifth Avenue, Redondo Road, Catalina Avenue, and Tod Lane. Most of the district’s historic structures were built between 1904 and 1930, Youngstown’s heyday as an urban and industrial center. The district encompasses 92 houses, 32 outbuildings, a pavilion and rustic stone shelter in Crandall Park, and the concrete arch bridge carrying Fifth Avenue over the park. The North Heights Land Company and the Realty Guarantee Trust Company developed much of the neighborhood. Homes in the district were built for the city’s prominent industrialists and businessmen. The houses feature the work of architects Morris Scheibel, Charles F. Owsley, Fred Medicus, Barton Brooke, and Cook and Canfield and are distinguished by their grand scale, high-style design, spacious lots, landscaping, and orientation to the park or boulevard roads. (Continued on other side)
(Continued from other side) Houses in the district exhibit a variety of styles: English Revival, Colonial Revival, Arts and Crafts, Spanish Colonial Revival, American Four-Square, and Chateauesque.
Erected 2011 by Fifth Avenue Boulevard Neighbors and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 32-50.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 41° 7.896′ N, 80° 39.093′ W. Marker is in Youngstown, Ohio, in Mahoning County. Marker is at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Granada Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Fifth Avenue. Located in the median on Fifth Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Youngstown OH 44504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within St. Augustine Episcopal Chapel (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Elizabeth Hospital (approx. 1.3 miles away); Working Class Heroes (approx. 2 miles away); Little Steel Strike (approx. 2 miles away); The Mahoning River (approx. 2 miles away); A Little Bit of Youngstown’s History (approx. 2 miles away); The Founding of Youngstown (approx. 2 miles away); First Ohio Settlers in the Mahoning River Valley (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Youngstown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 200 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.