|CONNEAUT HISTORY & GENEALOGY...........|
End of an Era....
At the turn of the
century, the magnificent building named the Harrington Block was
built in 1901 by __________Harrington to be used as a boarding house
for railroaders. It was just a couple of blocks south of the
Conneaut Shops for the Nickel Plate Railroad. After the shops
closed down, it was used for apartments having gone thru several
I would appreciate any input such as names of business occupants and stories surrounding the history of this building. You can contact me by clicking my name here ~ Sharon Wick
The following photo was taken from across State Street. The Harrington Block was already in poor condition due to the fact that it's owner, having no personal interest in its history, didn't take care to make arrangements to preserve its condition. As you can see, many windows and doors have been boarded up and most of the remaining windows are broken. A fence surrounds the front of the building because the top layers of brick were falling out.
The top center of the center front of the building
was covered in ornate metal bearing wooden letters and numbers
bearing the original owners name and date of completion.
A full view of this section:
On October 11th, I walked around the building and took several pictures for memory's sake, so that anyone having a particularly significant memory would be able to go through the pictures and remember what it was like there.
The next picture is of the Harrington Bock and the building next to it which was also demolished.
The back of the Harrington Block also depicts the
neglect over the years.
Another view of the back ....
The final view of the Harrington Block, untouched, looking West.....
All photos taken by Sharon Wick,