Remembering Youngstown: Downtown and the North Side in 1906

MAY IS NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH – The following images depict downtown Youngstown and parts of the North Side and South Side 110 years ago. Photographs are from “Art Work of Youngstown, Ohio,” which was published by the Gravure Illustration Co. in 1906. Images are courtesy of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.

Photo Album: Central YMCA to mark centennial in November 2015

The Central YMCA will mark its centennial in November 2015 with an open house and anniversary program later in the month. The landmark facility, which opened at its present location in 1915, has been a fixture in downtown Youngstown since the late 19th century. The following slide show and photo album captures the Central Y at various times during its 100 […]

Remembering Youngstown: Chaney Class of 1962

CHANEY HIGH SCHOOL – CLASS OF ’62 – This slide show features classic images from the “Lariat,” the high school’s annual yearbook. The 1962 yearbook was part of the reading material at a barbershop on the West Side of Youngstown. Go Cowboys!      

Sophia Brooks interviews Al Bright, Bob Fitzer in 1990 ‘Expressions’ broadcast

In this 1990 broadcast of “Expressions” on WKBN, local broadcast pioneer Sophia Brooks interviews Youngstown artist Al Bright and musician Bob Fitzer. Fitzer also performs on clarinet. Brooks is host of “Expressions” on “Homeplate.” © 2014 Sophia Brooks. All rights reserved.

VIDEO: Common Wealth hosts grand opening for Kitchen Incubator

Metro Monthly Editor Mark C. Peyko interviews the organizers of the new Common Wealth Kitchen Incubator prior to its grand opening on Oct. 10, 2013. The multi-purpose facility is located on the North Side of Youngstown and houses a production kitchen for local food entrepreneurs. It is also the site of a planned cafe and […]

Guide offers paint-color options for historic homes with web links, visual examples

By MARK C. PEYKO | METRO MONTHLY EDITOR Years ago, established companies like Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore began marketing paints that were part of actual historical color palettes. This made it easier for homeowners, architects and design professionals to replicate colors found in everything from the Colonial period through suburban post-war housing. The following directory […]

Wick Park Historic District, a turn-of-the-century neighborhood works to rebound

HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD WORKS TO REBOUND – This collection of images captures many of the historic homes, churches and institutional anchors found in the Wick Park Historic District. Once home to some of Youngstown’s wealthiest families, the Wick Park neighborhood is currently experiencing renewed appreciation after decades of decline. Recent catalysts include a new neighborhood group […]

Northside Coalition kicks off paint program in the Wick Park Historic District

HISTORIC WICK PARK HOUSES GET PAINT – After the sale of over a dozen of its properties, the Northside Citizens’ Coalition voted to initiate a paint program in the Wick Park Historic District. Individuals who purchased houses from the Coalition were eligible to participate. Since last summer, homes on Illinois, Woodbine and Bryson have been painted […]

Explore the Mahoning Valley: Stambaugh Auditorium walkabout – Youngstown, Ohio

All images by Ron Flaviano for Metro Monthly and “Homeplate.” © 2012 Metro Monthly and Homplate Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

Historic Wick Park, Youngstown, Ohio – period photographs from 1889 through 1927

WICK PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT – The following images depict buildings found in the Wick Park Historic District on the North Side of Youngstown. The images date from 1889 to 1927. Images from the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Metro Monthly and Ohio Architect (1915). PHOTO ALBUM – Click on any image below to view the […]