Clark Home

This information was written by William Gunder but never published. It was one of his books he hoped to write about historic homes of Arcanum but Bill died in 2015. This work is to be credited sorely to William Gunder. CLARK HOME – 10 North MainSouth West corner of Main and George StreetsThis lot was […]

Ithaca Thomas Store

The Thomas Store…Ithaca Ohio At the intersection of Rt 503 and Cross Street, a building once stood known as The Thomas Store. According to the Greenville Daily Advocate, dated July 23, 1952, a clipping provided by the Greenville Library Genealogy Department, we read a few fascinating lines about The Thomas Store from the Newspaper.com site: […]

Researching Your Home

AWTHS did an earlier blog and post on researching your home which included many tips and we encourage you to read the post. http://awths.org/2020/01/researching-your-old-house/. We wish to update this subject with some new information we’ve came across over this past year. Several questions we are asked are: Who lived in my home or property prior […]

Those “Little Buildings”…Summer Kitchen?

1975 Located behind Arcanum Public Library-once part of Ivester House Recently we posted this question on our AWTHS FB page regarding “What are those little buildings sitting behind a main house”? What was their purpose or what were they called? We received a variety of comments among them: summer kitchen, smoke house, root cellar, storage […]

Spring Houses, Pump and Water Sheds

Pump shed Twin Twp. which had troughs for cool water to keep food products. A windmill sat on this property at one time. We are continuing our blog series after writing last time about summer kitchens, smoke houses and root cellars. We copy from Wikipedia about springhouses: A spring house, or springhouse, is a small building, usually […]

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