Historic Map - Massillon, OH - 1870

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Bird's eye view of Massillon, Stark County, Ohio 1870. Lithographed by Merchants Lith. Co.

Reproduction panoramic map of Massillon, Ohio, looking northeast, drawn by Albert Ruger and published by Ruger & Stoner in 1870. Massillon was named in honor of French court bishop Jean Baptiste Massillon by "The Friendly Association for Mutual Interests" in the early 1800s as a utopian society along the Tuscarawas River. With the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal, Massillon found itself between the banks of both the river and canal. It prospered greatly as a shipping port for wheat and grain. The streets of Massillon would be crowded with immense wagons of wheat, waiting to be unloaded onto barges.
Industry began to take shape and Massillon became a leading maker of farm equipment and machinery. In 1845, a thrashing machine called "The Boss", built by the Russell Brothers of Massillon, won first prize at the Ohio State Fair. Their factory on Erie Street became a huge employer for the area. With the arrival of the railroad in 1852, Massillon became home to industries such as pig iron production, glassmaking and coal mining. Joseph Davenport founded the Massillon Bridge Company in Massillon where he invented and produced locomotives that included cabs and "cowcatchers".

This map from 1870 features inset illustrations of:

Public School
Opera House

The map features clearly labeled street names and shows pedestrian, carriage, river and railroad traffic.

Features numbered references to the following locations:

  1. Masonic Hall
  2. Public Schools
  3. Catholic School
  4. Charity School
  5. R. R. Depot
  6. Gas Works
  7. Reservoir
  9. Episcopal Church
10. Evangelical Church
11. Lutheran Church
12. Methodist Church
13. Presbyterian Church
14. C. Catholic Church
15. E. Catholic Church
16. Russell Agricultural Works
17. Excelsior Works
18. Massillon Furnace
19. Volcano Furnace
20. Massillon Paper Mill
21. Massillon Wire Works
22. Mong & Crawford's Planing Mill
23. Sippo Valley Mills
24. Spoke Factory
25. Foundry
26. Massillon Steam Mills
27. Yost & Co., Tannery
28. Bridge Manufactory
29. Brown's Lumber Yard
30. Castleman's Lumber
31. Zielly House
32. American House
33. J. F. Lehmann, Lithographer & Bookbinder


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