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April 4, 2020
 

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Still on Main Street after 100 years

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Here’s a familiar building on Ada’s Main Street. It’s a colorized photo of the Disciple Church taken over 100 years ago.

Several items make this photo interesting. Look at the street light in front of the church. Also notice that the street is bricked and are there sidewalks? Behind the church appears to be a barn.

The postcard, mailed on Oct. 21, 1910 was sent to “Miss Kerns,” #1338 Dennison Ave., Columbus. The message reads: “Landed in Ada this morning. Having a great time. We are going for an auto ride this p.m. (signed) Ella.

(From the collection of Leland Crouse)

Ada mayor Kenneth Preston with Boy Scouts

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Here's another classic Ada photo from the 1950s-60s. It's from the collection at the Ada Public Library. The only identification on the back reads: "Kenneth Preston, mayor." No date, possibly mid-sixties.

Identifications and any other comments from Icon viewers are welcome.

 

Remember Steinman Lumber Company?

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Don Steinman from Arlington, found this sign in a antique store in pretty bad shape. He had a fellow restore it for him.  Don is relation to the Steinman's from the lumber company and is also the editor and president of the Eagle Creek Historical Organization clubs newsletter in Arlington. 

Steinman Lumber Company's Ada office was west of the city buildng.

Viewer comments are wecome. (Photo by Dennis Morrison)

 

Visit Ada and ... you'll get what's coming to you!

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You can't go wrong by visiting Ada. The message of this 100-year-old post card suggests that the love of your life may be waiting here.

Post card from the collection of Leland Crouse.

Meanwhile, back in 1953

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Ada residents were in the spirit of the Buckeye State during the 1953 Ohio sesquicentennial celebration.

Here's a photo from the Ada Public Library's historic photo collection of some Ada residents "playing pioneers" in 1953.

Front from left, Dr. C.E. Wintringham, Dr. Alger Tipple (Ada dentist), Mary Tipple and Clyde Lamb.

Back from left, Madge Weimer, Ron Parshall, Phoebe Lamont, Katie L. Hanson, Gayle Zimmerman, Wilma Wintringham, Alice Marshall, Rev. Harry Bright (Methodist), and Genevieve Wheelock.

The Icon welcomes comments on this photo from viewers.

1954 Ada village council

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Fifty-nine years ago in Ada.

Certainly there's an Icon viewer in the audience who had identify some of these town fathers. This is the 1954 Ada village council. The photo is from the collection of the Ada Public Library, however no names are written on the photo.

If you know someone here, please tell us!

 

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