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November 12, 2019
 

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Ada in the Roaring '20s

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Remember angled parking on Main Street? Probably not. Based upon an examination of the Model Ts and other vehicles in this photo, we place it somewhere between 1922 and 1928. 

This is a colorized post card.

The photo is taken on the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks looking north. Notice the Midway Restaurant on the west side of the street. Also notice the railroad crossing bars and mail box on the east side of the street. 

The Methodist Church steeple peeks above the skyline on the west side and the flag pole - well, exactly how tall was it?

We can't tell if the road is bricked or paved.

Ada Water Works Plant

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How many Ada residents can identify this building? It's the old Ada waterworks plant. It was located east of the railroad depot. (From the collection of Leland Crouse)

ONU Philomathean Society

Here's an undated photograph of the Ohio Northern University literary society, The Philomatheans. From the collection of Leland Crouse.

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Another view of North Main Street

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 Here's an unusual Ada post card. The sender describes his house in the photo. There's the message:

We live in the house with the x on it yellow in the picture, white in reality. Much obliged  for the kindling wood. Come up and see us. - Brother (can't make out the name).

This is a colorized post card sowing North Main Street Ada near the turn of an earlier century.  Notice the street light in the center of the photo. Also, notice the horse and carriag on the left side of the street.

 

(From the collection of Leland Crouse)

West walk on North Main Street

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Here's an undated colorized post card showing the "west walk" on North Main Street Ada.

Notice several things in this photo: 
• Brick streets
• Outdoor planters on house on far right
• Lots of trees
• Person walking on the sidewalk

From the collection of Leland Crouse.

ONU cadets

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Once upon a time in Ada there were Ohio Northern University cadets. Here's a photograph of the cadets in a shoot. The date of the photo is not known. From the collection of Leland Crouse.

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