Great Grandparents on my Fathers Side
I thought it would be interesting to show off the homes of Harry B and Elizabeth (DIETZ) GARDNER's family. These addresses were taken from the Allegheny/Pittsburgh City Directories (CD)Allegheny, Pennsylvania and the Alliance, Stark Co., Ohio City Directories and the US Census Records (CR) Allegheny, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania and Alliance & Canton, Stark Co., Ohio
CD- 1885 & 1886 120 Washington Ace and 47 1/2 Washington Ave, Allegheny, Allegheny, PA- neither homes is there, it is an industrial area now. Street name Washington renamed in the early 1900's to Columbus Ave.
CD- 1892 276 Franklin, Allegheny, Allegheny, PA - the street has been renumbered and I don't know which home it would be
CD & CR-
1894 till at least 1900
934 Morrison Ave, Allegheny, Allegheny, PA
This house was very interesting and sad too. It is one of only a very few home left on this street. It looks like it would fall down on its own any time. Although it is made from solid bricks.
There is a family living there when we visited 2001.
This home is up on a mountain way way up on the top of a hill. The picture below is the view that they have from this home...........
CD - 1904 36 W Ely St Alliance, Stark Co., Ohio......... AND as you can see it is no longer there, nothing is there but an empty lot.......
CD & CR - 1906-08-10-13-16-18 - 291 W Broadway, Alliance, Stark Co., Ohio (street was renumbered at some point because it was listed as 292 W Broadway) This was a large family home that they lived in for over 12 years raising their family
CR 1920- 2850 Mahoning Rd NE Canton, Stark Co., Ohio...... Harry's mother Jane lived with them at this time. She passes away in 1926. I did not take a picture - the entire block was gone, nothing to see. Too sad.
BELOW: CR 1930- 2615 Harmont Ave NE, Canton, Stark Co., Ohio - difficult to get a clear picture of home because so many shrubs and trees in the front area............ It is a two story home with a large front porch made of brick. Harry passes away in 1936 but Elizabeth lives on with her children in Alliance and Wooster, Ohio till 1951.
I wonder if there is somewhere in Pittsburgh/Allegheny PA and Alliance & Canton Ohio that you can see pictures of the various houses taken at a certain time frame & some history of that particular area. Only thinking this because in Sacramento we have The Center for Sacramento History - and it has all types of artifacts including the pictures, maps & history's of a lot of the homes in this area.........
Anyone out there know of such a place or places, Please let me know. Thank You in advance.