During the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, a million people fled their homeland. Most came to America. Among them was 22 year old John Donley of Ballyporeen, County Tipperary. He landed in New York City in 1848.
John leased and later . . . — — Map (db m123717) HM
Built in 1887, this structure formerly served as the First Congregational Church. When the congregation merged with St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1973, it sold the building to the Richmond Community Theatre. That group adapted the . . . — — Map (db m123721) HM
Sanford Stone (1828-1888) came to Richmond in 1843. In 1875 he platted "Sanford M. Stone's Addition to the village of Richmond," which included Jefferson and Washington Streets between Ferguson and Beebe. Stone held many . . . — — Map (db m123722) HM
Horse drawn steam fire engines first appeared in the United States in the early 1850's. The steamers pumped 500 to 1,000 gallons of water per minute. They weighed as much as ten tons using three horses to pull them.
Along with the steamers . . . — — Map (db m123720) HM