The building on the northeast corner of 11th and State was built around 1905 by local entrepreneur, Jacob Roth. This building was constructed around the same time as a number of other buildings in this section of downtown Erie by the same man including: the Roth building (only ever described as being on the NorthContinue reading “1031/33 State Street :: The Lincoln Building”
While the address for this home is 3102 Glenwood Park Avenue, the home itself is merely visible from Glenwood Park Ave, perched up on the bluff, surrounded by woods, it is in one of the most unique spots in the city. It is actually more accessible from Kellogg Street, rounding out the dead end streetContinue reading “3102 Glenwood Park Ave :: The Ehler Benedict-Miller House”
The home at 251 W 21st Street was built around 1872, which is the same year that Augustus Bernard Felgemaker and his wife, Julia Dickerman Felgemaker, moved to Erie from Buffalo and brought along their Pipe Organ production business. The company was known then as the Derrick and Felgemaker Pipe Organ Company and at oneContinue reading “251 W 21st St // The Felgemaker-Huff House”
The bungalow at 114 E 34th Street was my childhood home, where I grew up, in the neighborhood of my youth. I have strong memories of playing in Baker’s Field behind my backyard, walking to Jefferson School playground with my cousins and neighborhood friends, hosting our annual “Don’t Let the End of Summer Be AContinue reading “114 East 34th Street // The Vance Nemenz House”
The home at 220 W 9th Street was originally built by Captain John Stevens Richards and Adelaide Philadelphia McAllaster Richards around 1888. The family’s original home was 214 W 9th (where the Lodge at Sass stands currently). John and Adelaide’s daughter Mary actually married her neighbor (from across the street at 205 W 9th), GeorgeContinue reading “The Richards Hamilton House // 220 West 9th Street”
The Italianate/Colonial Revival Victorian style home at 231 W 21st St was built for Emil and Mary Streuber in 1882. Emil Streuber was born in Alsace, France in 1846 and came to Erie with his parents shortly after the Civil War. His family established a Tannery business (Streuber Brothers Tannery) and had their headquarters onContinue reading “The Streuber House :: 231 W 21st St”
This Italianate home on the south side of W 10th Street was built ca. 1870 and would remain in the same family until 1991 (121 years). It was originally occupied by Captain John L. Wells and his wife S. Adelia Chambers-Wells. John was born May 20th, 1841 in Harborcreek to Jarvis Wells, who was aContinue reading “The Wells House :: 337 W 10th St”
On Saturday July 17th, 2021, I gave a presentation through the Erie County Public Library about how to use free/mostly free internet resources to research the history of your old Erie home. I am listing the resources I most commonly use here as a reference for anyone working on their own house history. Erie CountyContinue reading “Home History Research Resources”
From 1888 through the turn of the Century, Charles C. Colby brought high quality piano production to Erie.
The one time home of WW and Flora Wakefield, as well as some history of the area of town where it was built (the former Warfeltown).