“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Sidney, Ohio Historical Markers

Big Four Bridge Base and Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2010
Big Four Bridge Base and Marker
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — Big Four Bridge
This landmark bridge was completed in September 1924 by the Walsh Construction Company for the C.C.C.&St.L. Railroad, and hailed as a “stupendous piece of engineering work.” The original Bellefontaine and Indiana line went through . . . — Map (db m29769) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — Brookside Cemetery — Hardin Presbyterian Church Building — 1865 - 1925
Membership 70 Hardin Presbyterian Church Building 1865 – 1925 38’ x 50’ Note: this brick building was badly damaged in a windstorm on July 25, 1925 and was torn down — Map (db m119326) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — Burkhart Building
This graceful yet sturdy building is of the Italianate design. Shoes have been sold here since 1864, making it Ohio's oldest continuously operating footwear location. William Covill operated his store here in 1870. John Burkhart built the current . . . — Map (db m29748) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — Carey's Hall
Carey's Hall was completed in 1854 by local contractor John W. Carey. Carey's Hall was given as first prize in the Monumental Building lottery in the early 1870s. It housed many businesses over the years. John W. Carey constructed the Shelby County . . . — Map (db m29798) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — First Brick House
560 feet south stands the first brick house built in Shelby County by John Wilson in 1816. He settled on the farm in 1807. — Map (db m98846) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — George Washington Bicentennial
In memory of George Washington 1732 - 1799 this tree is planted by Lewis Boyer Chapter D.A.R. in the bicentennial year of his birth 1932 — Map (db m29702) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — German American Bank
This lot was one of the first developed in Sidney with its use dating from 1820. It was headquarters for the German American Bank that collapses in a notorious 1904 bank failure. The First National Exchange Bank, founded in 1899, rented the space . . . — Map (db m29611) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — Hardin — Turtle Creek Township
First County Seat of Shelby County 1819- 1820 Hardin was founded in October, 1816 by Thomas McClish, Joseph Steinberger and James Lenox. These men were also instrumental in developing Shelby County, which included the areas of Allen county . . . — Map (db m86765) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — Monumental Building
Ohio's most important Civil War building was the first of 14 constructed. The cornerstone was laid in June 1875 to honor 320 fallen comrades. The placement of Sgt. Baker in 1900 facing Ohio Avenue completed the building. An opera hall, seating . . . — Map (db m29706) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — 1-75 — Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association Building — Erected 1917
One of the last works of Louis Henri Sullivan (1856-1924), the American architect whose original ideas of functional design and decorative ornament provided a basis for modern American architecture. — Map (db m28591) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — Schultz's Battery — In Memoriam
Zum Andenken der Deutsch Amerikanishe Freiwilligen Schultz's Battery Civil War 1861 - 1865 Battery M, First Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio. Erected in 1938 by George Hemm Jr. in memory of . . . — Map (db m29779) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — Shelby County Korean Conflict / Vietnam War Memorial — They Rest In Honored Glory
In commemoration of those of Shelby County who for freedom's sake gave their last full measure of devotion Korean Conflict Blackford, Forest W. • Cicur, Jr., John T. Eidemiller, Harold H. • Fogt, Kale D. Fogt, Lloyd O. • Geuy, . . . — Map (db m29763) WM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — Shelby County Operation Desert Storm Memorial — Southwest Asia Service
Operation Desert Storm In honor of the men and women from Shelby County who served God Bless Our Troops August 1990 - February 1991 — Map (db m29699) WM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — Shelby County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all men and women who served the armed forces of the United States in the defense of their country — Map (db m29704) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — Sidney and Shelby County Millenium Monument
This sculpture celebrates [Agriculture/Civic Life/Education/Industry] in Sidney and Shelby County at the turn of the Millenium. [These] four pieces representing important aspects of local life, [were] donated by the Sidney/Shelby Public Art . . . — Map (db m29766) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — Sidney Fire Bell
This 1,250 pound bell was first sounded in the belfry of the Monumental Bulding at Ohio Avenue and Court Street in January 1905. There is served mainly as a fire bell, ringing when firemen were called to a fire and again as the men returned to the . . . — Map (db m29768) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — The Old Jail
The old jail, actually the county's fourth, was completed in 1875 at a cost of $38,600. The Victorian Italianate design made it a distinctive structure. The front facade is composed of 2,000 pound limestone blocks. The jail housed inmates and also . . . — Map (db m29746) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — 2-75 — The Shelby County Courthouse
In 1819, the State of Ohio formally recognized Shelby County, named for Isaac Shelby, veteran of the American Revolution and former governor of Kentucky. The first county seat was located in Hardin, but was moved to Sidney in 1820 to centralize . . . — Map (db m28590) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — Theodore Roosevelt / William Howard Taft
Theodore Roosevelt Former President Theodore Roosevelt addressed a large crowd from these steps on May 16, 1912. He was introduced by C. B. De Weese. William Howard Taft President William Howard Taft was the first sitting . . . — Map (db m28619) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — US Bank
The old Presbyterian church occupied this site until it was purchased and demolished by General J.O. Amos in 1892. He built a three-story structure here to house the Sidney Daily News and Shelby County Democrat newspapers. That business remained . . . — Map (db m29744) HM

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