Photos by Arlan Heiser John Casto was the head printer at Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron.
Photo by Arlan Heiser (Picture taken with infrared camera.) The last murder committed in Summit Co. for which the perpetrator was hung, was done in the Highjack House.
. Before electricity came to Richfield, much of the town’s butchering was done by Mr’s. Eastwood and Rooy.
Photo by Arlan Heiser I went for a walk in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park one day. I am told that there are over a thousand Indian sites (mounds, camps, villages, ceremonial places and more) within the area now part of the park. … Continue reading
_________________ Visible in the exterior picture is the “Karesec green” building paint used on the trim of all their farm buildings.
I received a call from one of the local golf courses. It was time to move the outhouse that had been standing for years near one of the greens.
The Rev. Searles was the preacherman at the Hinckley Baptist Church quite some years ago. He lived just down the road from the church. Behind his home is what may be one of the oldest barns in Ohio.
I remember years ago visiting the Knopp Farm, on Columbia Rd. Richfield Twp., Summit Co. Of the two homes on the farm, there was “Uncle” Frank’s house. Every winter he closed up the rest of the house and lived in the … Continue reading
Blacksmith shop before move. (Photo: Arlan Heiser, photo curator) December of 2009 we were selling Christmas trees, just as we have since 1963. A gentleman came into the Gen’l Store and asked about the museum.
The Lloyd Davis Barn (Lloyd was Buzzy and Roy Davis’s uncle) is finished and an addition was added in the spring of ’09.
This is an interesting building. Almost nothing is known about its original use, or its original name.
Some forty years ago, Mr Firestone began acquiring acreage in Bath Twp., Summit Co. He eventually purchased about 2,000 acres for his estate.
Post Office under restoration Moving day. Building arrives from Randolph. (Photos by Arlan Heiser, photo curator) I had a lucky accident happen last spring (March 2010).
From the time I was quite young, we would pass by the well run Karasec Farm, on Ledge Rd., Hinckley Twp., Medina County.
Â The Tin & Pewter Shop began its life some hundred years ago.
(Shown in picture, Ward Cox and school house neighbors.) The school house was moved here and restored in the summer of ’08.
A great deal has happened since the last timeÂ I posted.
DAVIS BARN ADDED IN 2006 The Davis barn, late of Streetsboro Rd. Richfield Village, is now under re-construction.
(Pictured is one of the museum’s buggies.)
The Museum of Western Reserve Farms and Equipment, located in Richfield, Ohio, has been undergoing rapid expansion this past summer in an effort to save a number of historic buildings from destruction by developers. We have just finished re-erecting the Karacek building which is now … Continue reading