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Solon in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Solon Town Center

Disciples of Christ Church 1845-1951

 
 
Solon Town Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Parker Kuivila, May 17, 2017
1. Solon Town Center Marker
Inscription.  In 1845. the Disciples of Christ built the first of three churches to occupy this site. They built a second. larger structure, to replace the original in 1858. On August 6th. 1860. 29 year-old circuit minister Brother James A. Garfield. the future 20th President of the United States, was paid $250.00 to speak here every other Sunday for one year. An arsonist destroyed both the second church and the Solon Village Hall. Erected in 1899. this building replaced the second church and was occupied by the Disciples of Christ until 1920. when it merged with two local churches to establish the Federated Church of Solon. In 1951. the Pioneer Memorial Church split from the Federated Church to move into the abandoned Disciples Church. which they renovated. The City of Solon purchased the building in 1968. and it has since been the home of The Solon Historical Society.
 
Erected 2011 by Solon Historical Society, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 107-18.)
 
Location. 41° 23.281′ N, 81° 26.243′ W. Marker is in Solon,
Solon Town Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Parker Kuivila, May 17, 2017
2. Solon Town Center Marker
Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 South St, Suite 201, Solon OH 44139, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Village of Glenwillow (approx. 2.7 miles away); Birthplace of James A. Garfield (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Chagrin River's "High Falls" (approx. 3.8 miles away); Hiram House (approx. 4.2 miles away); Geauga Lake (approx. 4.2 miles away); Chagrin Falls & Eastern Railway (approx. 4.8 miles away); Kol Israel Foundation Holocaust Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Bedford Historic Business District (approx. 5 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2017, by Parker Kuivila of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2017, by Parker Kuivila of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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