Olmsted Falls, Ohio (Images of America Series)

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Settled in the early 1800s, Olmsted Falls was originally known as Kingston Township before being named Olmsted Falls, after Aaron Olmstead, first purchaser of the land from the Connecticut Land Company. It merged with the Village of Westview in 1971, and the City of Olmsted Falls was established in 1972. In 1989, longtime resident and realtor Clint Williams bought many buildings in the town center and restored and redeveloped them into an area known as Grand Pacific Junction, after the Grand Pacific Hotel, once ...
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Overview

Settled in the early 1800s, Olmsted Falls was originally known as Kingston Township before being named Olmsted Falls, after Aaron Olmstead, first purchaser of the land from the Connecticut Land Company. It merged with the Village of Westview in 1971, and the City of Olmsted Falls was established in 1972. In 1989, longtime resident and realtor Clint Williams bought many buildings in the town center and restored and redeveloped them into an area known as Grand Pacific Junction, after the Grand Pacific Hotel, once the social center of the community. It is celebrated as one of the most authentic and revitalized town center historic districts in Ohio. Many of the buildings have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738550909
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 538,170
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Olmsted Falls resident John D. Cimperman has received numerous national and local awards for his work in historic preservation. He served as the director of the Cleveland Landmarks Commission for 18 years, as trustee of the Ohio Historical Society, as a member of the Ohio Site Preservation Advisory Board, as president of the Ohio Association of Preservation Commissions, as trustee of the National Alliance of Historic Preservation Commissions, as president of the Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve, and as a trustee of the Cleveland Restoration Society.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
The Move Westward     9
Frostville     15
From Settlement to City     25
Westview     87
Schools     95
Grand Pacific Junction     101
Bibliography     127
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2009

    great gift idea

    this book was given to a friend who lived in this city and was moving to another state....she loved it because her house was one of the historic homes pictured in the book.

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