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Chardon in Geauga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fowlers Mill Historic District / A.B. Carlson Building

 
 
Fowlers Mill Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2018
1. Fowlers Mill Historic District Marker
Inscription. Side A
Fowler's Mill Historic District
Fowlers Mill (originally Fowler's Mills) developed around a group of mills built in the 1830s on the Chagrin River. Opportunities from these mills led to Fowlers Mill becoming the commercial center of Munson Township. From the 1830s into the twentieth century, the community expanded with construction of churches, a post office, township hall, stores, hotel, blacksmith shop, schools, and houses built in such styles as Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, and Queen Anne. This type of community center was common in rural, nineteenth century America, but rarely survives with so much original fabric intact. On Mayfield Road, the Disciple Church was built in 1842. East of the church, the brick central school built in 1913 replaced earlier one-room schoolhouses. The gristmill is the only mill standing in Geauga County. The cemetery contains burials dating from the 1830s. The Fowler's Mills Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

Side B A.B. Carlson House
As the community of Fowlers Mill (originally Fowler's Mills) grew, institutions and businesses clustered at the crossroads, including two general stores, a church, and the Munson Township Hall by 1900. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Carlson built this store and residence
A.B. Carlson Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2018
2. A.B. Carlson Building Marker
Marker is completely covered by a tree growing against this side of the marker. Message is basically unreadable.
on the northeast corner in 1916, after the original building burned in 1915. That building had been constructed as a tavern sometime before 1850. In 1890, Albert Harper bought the tavern, by then called a hotel, used the rear for his residence, and converted the front section to a general store. Harper later added a hall that served as a community center for dances, grange meetings, and other social gatherings. When the Carlson's rebuilt the store and residence after the fire they rebuilt the hall as well. Munson Township celebrated its centennial on July 27, 1916 with dinner and a dance in Carlson's new hall.
 
Erected 2005 by Fowlers Mill Historical Preservation Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-28.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 31.652′ N, 81° 15.349′ W. Marker is in Chardon, Ohio, in Geauga County. Marker can be reached from Mayfield Road (U.S. 322) 0.1 miles east of Fowlers Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chardon OH 44024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fowlers Mill Historic District / Fowlers Mill (about 600 feet away, measured
Fowlers Mill Historic District / A.B. Carlson Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2018
3. Fowlers Mill Historic District / A.B. Carlson Building Marker
in a direct line); "Old" Chardon Post Office (approx. 4 miles away); Chardon Business District (approx. 4.6 miles away); Chardon Business District / Geauga County Courthouse (approx. 4.7 miles away); First Congregational Church of Claridon UCC (approx. 5.8 miles away); South Newbury Union Chapel (approx. 6.7 miles away); This Tablet Marks the Site of Union Chapel (approx. 6.7 miles away); Burton Congregational Church (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chardon.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
A.B. Carlson Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2018
4. A.B. Carlson Building Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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