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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Youngstown, Ohio

 
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Location of Youngstown, Ohio
    Mahoning County (66)
    Columbiana County (73)
    Portage County (32)
    Stark County (62)
    Trumbull County (39)
    Lawrence County, Pennsylvania (20)
    Mercer County, Pennsylvania (22)
 
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1Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — 1959-1975 The Vietnam War
On Wick Avenue at West Federal Street, on the right when traveling south on Wick Avenue.
1959-1975 The Vietnam War This memorial is dedicated by the people of Mahoning County to honor forever those who served, those who gave their lives, and those who remain missing in action. As we walk away at peace the healing has begun and now we . . . Map (db m107684) WM
2Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — A Little Bit of Youngstown’s History — The Wedge at Hazel Hill —
On North Hazel Street south of West Wood Street, on the left when traveling north.
The City of Youngstown has a long and interesting story, which continues to influence its development and growth. Native Americans traveled through the richly forested area that contained plenty of natural resources, enticing migration from the east . . . Map (db m169749) HM
3Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — 36-50 — Central Square (1900-2004) / Stambaugh Building
On Wick Avenue at East Federal Street, on the right when traveling north on Wick Avenue.
Side A Central Square (1900-2004) Steel-frame skyscrapers and retail buildings replaced wood-frame residences as the downtown evolved into a commercial district. A small public library branch occupied the north side of the square from . . . Map (db m121452) HM
4Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — 38-50 — Central Tower / Mahoning National Bank Building
On Market Street at West Federal Street, on the right when traveling south on Market Street.
Central Tower One of northeast Ohio's finest Art Deco examples, the 17-story Central Tower was designed by Morris W. Scheibel (1887-1976) for Central Savings & Loan in 1929. Scheibel's use of stepped-back upper floors, an Egyptian-inspired . . . Map (db m107688) HM
5Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — 39-50 — Civil War Soldiers' Monument / Realty Building
On Market Street at Federal Plaza East, on the right when traveling north on Market Street.
Civil War Soldiers' Monument The figure atop the Soldiers' Monument has looked over Youngstown's Central Square since 1870. Ohio Governor David Tod began campaigning for a monument for Youngstown's fallen soldiers even before the Civil War ended. . . . Map (db m107806) HM
6Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — 32-50 — Crandall ParkFifth Avenue Historic District
On Fifth Avenue at Granada Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Fifth Avenue.
Side A 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 . . . Map (db m79490) HM
7Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — First Ohio Settlers in the Mahoning River ValleyJohn Young • James Hillman • Daniel Shehy
On West Federal Street / Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd at 5th Avenue / Mahoning Avenue, on the left when traveling east on West Federal Street / Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
John Young (1763–1825) who gave his name to the city, James Hillman (1762–1848) whom the Indians trusted, and Daniel Shehy (1759–1834) pioneer farmer & active citizen, met on this site, June 27, 1796Map (db m169293) HM
8Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — Forest Lawn Memorial Park“Where the memory of beautiful lives will be kept beautiful — Always” — The “Little Church” at Forest Lawn — Dedicated Memorial Day 1936 —
On Market Street (Ohio Route 7) south of Erskine Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
Established in 1930 by Dennis T. Peters, Earl McBride, Raymond Book, and Paul Ludt, Forest Lawn Memorial Park is an example of the work of Cleveland architect Munroe Copper, Jr. and landscape architects William Pitkin, Jr. and Seward Mott. As one . . . Map (db m169260) HM
9Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — 33-50 — Harry Burt and Good Humor / Ross Radio Company
Near West Federal Street 0.1 miles west of South Chestnut Street.
Side A Harry Burt and Good Humor Harry B. Burt (1874-1926) came to Youngstown in 1893 and began making and selling penny candy. He expanded his business with high quality candies, chocolates, and ice cream. Around 1920 Burt invented a . . . Map (db m79492) HM
10Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — In Memory of the Heroes of the Township
On Market Street at Federal Plaza East, in the median on Market Street.
[front] Antietam Chickamauga The heroic dead of Youngstown township killed in battle or died from disease contracted in the army, 1861 – 1865. 1st infantry division Army of Virginia, Surgeon in Chief Thomas J. Shannon, Cedar Creek, . . . Map (db m108899) WM
11Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — 45-50 — Kyle-McCollum House
Side A The Kyle-McCollum House, thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited residence still on its original site in Youngstown, was built by War of 1812 veteran Joshua Kyle (c. 1766-1842) and his wife Mary Stewart (c. 1774-1844). The . . . Map (db m122051) HM
12Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — 15-50 — Little Steel Strike
On West Wood Street at North Hazel Street, on the right when traveling east on West Wood Street.
On May 26, 1937, President Philip Murray of the Steel Workers Committee (SWOC) ordered a national walkout against three of the "Little Steel" companies. Two companies, Republic and Youngstown Sheet & Tube, operated major facilities in Ohio. The . . . Map (db m79493) HM
13Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — 16-50 — Oscar D. Boggess Homestead / Boggess Quarry
On Edwards Street near Hawthorne Street, on the right when traveling south.
Side A: Oscar D. Boggess Homestead Oscar D. Boggess (1832-1907) was born in Virginia, the son of a slave and her master. He and his family were granted freedom in the will of his father and master. The will was contested up to the United . . . Map (db m43861) HM
14Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — 11-50 — Pioneer Pavilion / Mill Creek Furnace
Near Old Furnace Road.
Side A Pioneer Pavilion Pioneer Pavilion, one of the oldest structures in Youngstown, is a rare surviving example of early nineteenth-century industry. James Heaton constructed this sandstone building in 1821 as a mill for carding and . . . Map (db m79495) HM
15Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — Road of Remembrance Monument
On Market Street (Ohio Route 7) south of Erskine Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
The Road of Remembrance dedicates this monument to the Heroes of the World War. The Road of Remembrance dedicates this monument to the Heroes of the Revolutionary War. The Road of Remembrance dedicates this monument to the Heroes of the . . . Map (db m169255) WM
16Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — 26-50 — St. Augustine Episcopal Chapel
On Parmalee Avenue 0.1 miles west of Belmont Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
St. Augustine Episcopal Chapel was founded by Lenora Evans Berry, an African American woman, in 1907. A lifelong Baptist, her mission was the development of the Episcopal Church for African Americans in Youngstown. Mrs. Berry's husband, bricklayer . . . Map (db m79496) HM
17Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — 34-50 — St. Elizabeth Hospital
On Belmont Avenue at Park Avenue on Belmont Avenue.
The Sisters of the Humility of Mary, who came here from France in 1864, opened St. Elizabeth Hospital on this site in the former Fitch House on December 8, 1911. St. Elizabeth Hospital has cared for all, regardless of ability to pay, and devoted . . . Map (db m79499) HM
18Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — The First Log School
On Market Street at West Federal Street, on the right when traveling south on Market Street.
Bicentennial 1776 ★ July 4 ★ 1976 The first log school in Mahoning County 1803 Map (db m107689) HM
19Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — The Founding of Youngstown
On West Federal Street / Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd near 5th Avenue / Mahoning Avenue, on the left.
John Young and his surveying team arrived in the Mahoning River Valley on June 27, 1796, in the area known today as Spring Commons. Young purchased a 15,560-acre township from the Western Reserve Land Company of Connecticut on February 9, 1797, . . . Map (db m169463) HM
20Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — 37-50 — Union National Bank Building / Central Square (1798-1899)
On Wick Avenue at West Federal Street, on the right when traveling south on Wick Avenue.
Union National Bank Building The First National Bank erected the present building in 1926 during a period of great industrial and social development in the Mahoning Valley. This bank merged with the Commercial National Bank to form the Union . . . Map (db m107686) HM
21Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — 10-50 — Warner Brothers
On West Federal Street east of Chestnut Street, on the left when traveling east.
The Warner Brothers - Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack - were members of a Jewish immigrant family from Poland that settled in Youngstown in the mid-1890s. The brothers attended local schools and worked in their father's shoe repair shop and meat market . . . Map (db m79500) HM
22Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — Working Class Heroes“Coal Miner,” “Steel Worker,” and “Home from the War” — The Art of Sydney Rackoff —
On West Wood Street at Elm Street, on the left when traveling west on West Wood Street.
Sidney (Sid) Rackoff (1919- 2014) created these sculptures in the 1990s. They represent hard physical labor, military service and human suffering. The themes reflect the dedication and toil that local men and women gave throughout history. . . . Map (db m169754) HM
 
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