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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]