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).
I initially researched this property for Preservation Erie’s 2021 Endangered Properties List, but found that, although it hasn’t been occupied since at least the mid 1990s, it has been maintained enough to keep it standing, it meets all code requirements, recently had a new roof, and the owner has no intention to sell or demolishContinue reading “262 W 3rd St :: The Tallman House”
By: Erin Phillips (with Liz Allen) “Keep your eyes open and your feet moving forward. You’ll find what you need.” This graffitied sentiment is spray-painted on the side of the old Hollywood Ceramics building on 13th and Lincoln streets in the row house community there. These words can take on a lot of meaning, butContinue reading “Lincoln Ave with Liz: A Historic Walk Through a One-of-a-Kind Neighborhood”