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House built on old Woodsfield foundation

May 23, 2015 WOODSFIELD—Nestled on Eastern Avenue near the public library in Woodsfield sits an historic home turned museum, the Hollister-Parry House, which is in the process of undergoing restoration work by... more »»

 
 
 
Root Covered Bridge built in 1888

May 15, 2015 DECATUR, TWP.— Nestled next to a modern bridge over the west branch of the Little Hocking River is a faded red reminder of the not-so-distant past of Washington County. more »»

Family’s legacy

April 24, 2015 If walls could talk, the Levi Barber house in Harmar could spin quite the extensive ancestral yarn about its namesake and the next five generations to follow. more »»

Bridge, trestle with a past

April 16, 2015 Any evidence of the Pennsylvania Railroad has been erased from inside the city limits of Marietta. The tracks, bridges and stations, have all been dug up or torn down decades ago. more »»

Cisler Terrace a gem in downtown Marietta

April 10, 2015 Built in the late 1800s at the corner of Ephraim Cutler and Seventh streets, Cisler Terrace hasn’t changed while the area around it has grown to include Marietta Middle School, multiple stores and... more »»

Dr. Cotton’s house

April 2, 2015 The Greek Revival-style home of Josiah Dexter Cotton has been tucked away on Fifth Street since it was completed in 1853. more »»

Brick home’s place in history

March 28, 2015 In the outskirts of New Matamoras off Township Road 36, a German tobacco producer built the first brick house in Independence Township. more »»

On the river

March 19, 2015 BELPRE—Topped with a beautiful slate gray mansard roof and built with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Ohio River, Captain S.J. more »»

Historic addresses

March 11, 2015 Though Harmar has officially been a part of Marietta for more than 100 years, the west side encampment is, and always has been, its own distinct location. more »»

MC’s campus icon

March 6, 2015 When construction started in 1845, Erwin Hall was only the second building taking shape on Marietta College’s campus. more »»

Millgate style

February 20, 2015 Sitting back from Ohio 60 just outside Marietta, shrouded amongst the trees sits a 20th century home built by William W. Mills for his wife, Betsey. more »»

A downtown landmark

February 14, 2015 In 1901 construction was completed on one of Marietta’s iconic landmarks—the Washington County Courthouse. more »»

Land office

February 3, 2015 The former land office of Nahum Ward, 309 Second St., is a reminder of a time when large estates filled with mansion-sized homes and lush, bountiful yards dominated downtown Marietta. more »»

Williamstown’s historic train depot

January 30, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN—Once a hub of activity with droves of passengers jumping aboard and freight making its way along the Ohio River, the little train depot that greets motorists coming off the bridge into... more »»

Harra Covered Bridge

January 22, 2015 WATERTOWN—Nestled along Camp Hervida Road and constructed in 1878, the Harra Bridge in Watertown Township has stood the test of time and floodwaters to remain a staple in Washington County history. more »»

Second Street history

January 16, 2015 Wide open spaces, paint chips and old steel beams make up the inside of the building at 313 Second St. in downtown Marietta, which served as a business hub in the 1900s. more »»

City’s river relic

January 9, 2015 The W.P Snyder Jr. is a highly treasured landmark in Marietta. more »»

Old railroad bridge used to be America’s largest

December 2, 2014 BELPRE—Construction on the Sixth Street Railroad Bridge, also called the Parkersburg Bridge, was finished in 1871 by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. more »»

City’s Skyscraper

November 26, 2014 A corner office with a view is an attainable part of working in what is commonly called the Dime Bank building on the corner of Putnam and Second streets in Marietta. more »»

Boaz mansion

November 18, 2014 BOAZ, W.Va.—Since 1987, Boaz resident Mark Lupardus has owned a hidden gem in the community, with ties to a prominent family that once called the area home. more »»

Town’s Landmark

November 14, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN—Hovering over the Ohio River on West Virginia 14 in Williamstown is a two-story Federal-style brick mansion that housed some of the city’s most powerful families and hosted a... more »»

 
 
 

 

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