Boardman in Mahoning County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Southern Park Stables
Southern Park Stables, at 126 Washington Boulevard in Boardman, was the private training stable of Attorney David Arrel and was built circa 1912 to house his standardbred horses racing at Southern Park Trotting Track one block south. The Stables is the last remaining structure of a large complex known as Southern Park, which included not only the racetrack and accompanying stables, grandstand, and outbuildings, but a dance hall, picnic pavilions, and baseball diamonds. The park was a favorite destination for Youngstown city residents wishing to relax in the country, and many company picnics were held here. Janie S. Jenkins has lived at Southern Park Stables since 1946 and deeded it and 8.33 acres to the Boardman Township Park District in 1993 with restrictions that it be forever preserved. The wrought iron gates at the driveway entrance were originally the main entrance gates for the racetrack.
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-50.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 0.057′ N, 80° 39.471′ W. Marker is in Boardman, Ohio, in Mahoning County. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. James Episcopal Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Poland Academy and Poland Seminary (approx. 2.6 miles away); Four Heroic Chaplains (approx. 2.7 miles away); Peterson Park and Clock Tower (approx. 2.8 miles away); The History of Poland (approx. 2.8 miles away); Poland Village Hall (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Old Stone Tavern (approx. 2.8 miles away); President William McKinley's Boyhood Home (approx. 2.8 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is on private property, so please get permission to view it.
Also see . . . Historical Highlights of Boardman Township Park. (Submitted on June 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 759 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on September 14, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.