Interesting Discoveries in Oak Park Cemetery

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Join us October 12 @ 7 pm as Ed Petrus discusses his discoveries in the Oak Park Cemetery The caretaker’s house at Oak Park Cemetery had fallen into disrepair and the cemetery board…

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Home to a Prince (Johnson-Turner House)

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By Susan Linville, Administrator LCHS Article corrected and revised April 18, 2016. The structure, referred to as the Johnson-Turner House was not built for nor owned by George W. Johnson as…

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A Palatial Residence

By Betty Hoover DiRisio, LCHS Volunteer In October 1898, Edwin Ohl's (1850-1922) palatial residence at 208 East Lincoln Avenue, New Castle, was being constructed, a model of elegance and beauty. Completed…

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Castle on the Hill

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio, LCHS Volunteer Who hasn't seen this "castle" high on the hill on North Jefferson St. in New Castle? The stone structure was built in 1890 for…

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Rose Point Academy

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Volunteer) Rose Point Academy Association was incorporated on October 20, 1891 as a nonsectarian, advanced education institution. Its stated purpose was the "promotion of Christian…

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