This weekend local historian Margy Vogt, will lead two historic public walking tours in Massillon, one of Massillon’s historic Fourth Street on Saturday, May 22, at 2:00 p.m. and one of downtown Massillon on Sunday, May 23, at 2:00 p.m.
The Historic Fourth Street Walking Tour is a leisurely stroll, which includes stories about former residents and exterior architectural highlights of the town’s grandest old neighborhood, it takes about two hours. Fourth Street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The houses on Fourth Street, which span more than a century of architectural excellence (1830s to 1930s), were home to Massillon’s entrepreneurs and bankers, to prominent families who hosted President McKinley, and to humanitarians who harbored fugitive slaves.
The Historic Downtown Massillon Walking Tour will be a stroll through the history and architecture of Massillon’s 184-year-old downtown to learn about the canal, streetcars, early businesses, National Register sites, and the people who built the town. Stories will include the fire that destroyed First Methodist Church, human flies, the Washington’s birthday flood, and the airplane that was built in the upper floor of a downtown building.
Why not stay at Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast and we’ll include the $5 fee for the tour.
I’ll look forward to seeing you soon,
Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast