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Vi s i onsFrom the Historical Archives of the Paulding County Progress2012 EDITION VOLUME 13 of Paulding County Skillco Nursing Hospicc for rcrminally ill Privarc Dury - Pcrsonal Carc}AssisranccInsert 2008 Photo HereforVisiring Nurses & Hospice Care00MM0ll 808ll0 Ff0l088l08l80l F80l0l250 Doolcy Dr., Suirc A, 419-399-470Swww.ComHcalrhPro.org2 Visions of Paulding County July 2012Paulding County Then and NowBy Melinda Krick Progress and Visions editoraulding County Then and Now is the themefor our 13th edition of Visions.The concept this year was inspired bynumerous books published around the coun-try filled with images comparing vintage and historicphotographs of events, scenic places, street scenes andlandmarks with modern photos of the same places. Wehope to utilize this technique to tell a unique version ofcounty history.Many antique photographs are full of small details thatstir the imagination. Who were the people on the railroadstation platform and where were heading? How manypeople passed through the depot in a day or a week? Ifwalls could talk, what tales would the old general storetell you? Who lit the street lamps in the days before elec-tricity? What were in the barrels and boxes on the side-walk in front of a grocery store? Could the people proud-ly standing before a new brick building in 1890 have everdreamed the place would still be occupied in the new mil-lennium?Taking new photographs based on the historic originalcan be tricky new construction or trees can block theview, roads have been moved or abandoned, other land-marks have vanished, buildings have been leveled and itsnot possible to find where they had been located.Sometimes a little detective work is needed (using refer-ence books, records, newspapers, etc.) to piece togetherthe clues, but when the answers come together, theres anAh, ha! moment when you find yourself standing in theexact spot that a photographer did more than a centuryago and gaze upon the same view. What did they seewhen they looked through the viewfinder? In those days,photography was almost exclusively left to professionals.Why were they taking the photo, and for whom?Its endlessly fascinating to examine these photos andsee what has changed and how much. Sometimes nothinghas really changed at all except for the cars and the mensand womens fashions. Some changes are subtle; maybea more modern facade for the building entrance, treeshave grown or been cut down, newer signage. Often, thechange has been so drastic that a place isnt recognizableanymore. Fires have changed the streetscapes in almostevery town. Canals and railroads have been abandonedand overgrown. Aging buildings have been razed to makeway for things newer and more modern. Many homes,businesses, recreational facilities and schools have beentorn down with nothing left to indicate they ever existed.Things once familiar, like a steam locomotive or one-room school or log cabin, have slowly vanished from ourlandscape. The only thing that remain are photographslike the ones in this publication. Other places haveendured, continually adapted to new uses and changingneeds.The men and women who built our county were justifi-ably proud of the towns, farms and commerce they creat-ed. However, nothing ever stays the same. This Thenand Now look at our county is a tribute to the people andplaces that came before us, some gone forever and somestill in use and some lovingly restored and preserved forfuture generations.Visions again wins 1st placeFrom the Paulding Progress of Feb. 15, 2012:OLUMBUS The Paulding County Progressis proud to announce it has earned anotheraward from the Ohio Newspaper Association.The Progress received a first-place awardfor special sections with its historical publication, Visions ofPaulding County Volume 11. This edition focused onPaulding County in the Civil War.Visions is a yearly special section edited and designed byProgress editor Melinda Krick.The judges comment was, According to the editorsnote, Paulding County provided more soldiers per capitathan any other Ohio county This publication introduces themto their descendants. Readers can learn about the DrummerBoy of Shiloh, be moved by battlefield photographs andread excerpts of soldiers letters home. This magazine-stylepublication includes fascinating, absorbing, well-curatedcontent.Visions received a second-place award in 2010 and a first-place award in 2009.The awards were presented as part of the Osman C.Hooper Newspaper Show at the ONA annual conference inColumbus. The contest is sponsored by the Ohio NewspaperAssociation. A total of 70 participating member newspaperssubmitted entries for judging.PCJuly 2012 Visions of Paulding County 3Its been two decades since the old movie theaters marquee lit the night sky on West Perry Street in Paulding. The theater closed in theearly 1980s and then was briefly an auction facility. It has been vacant for many years.In March 1949, 1,500 people attended a Gala Benefit Premiere at the new Paulding Theater. The benefit, sponsored by Paulding Chamberof Commerce, raised more than $5,000 for the Paulding County Memorial Hospital building fund. The old Grand Theater had been destroyedby fire in 1946 and residents were pleased to once again have a movie palace.4 Visions of Paulding County July 2012Phlipot Ford closed its doors in 1991 and later the property was sold to Integrity Ford. It has changed hands a few times and is now oper-ated as an automotive repair shop.Photo courtesy Bob IlerHarry Phlipot Sr.opened Phlipot Garagein 1925 on SouthWilliams Street inPaulding. He remodeledit in 1934 andreopened as PhlipotsOne Stop Service andalso obtained a Fordfranchise. He lateradded InternationalHarvester farm machin-ery to his inventory. Hisson, Harry Jr., who wasborn in the apartmentover the garage, latertook over after his fatherretired.July 2012 Visions of Paulding County 5At one time, the Lone Tower had a baseball diamond and would have free movie nights in the parking lot. It also was a Greyhound busstop. The neon lights reportedly could be seen as far away as Paulding. The landmark has been closed and abandoned for many years.The unique Lone Towerwas located on old U.S.24 just north of Cecil. Itwas built in 1932 byCharles Layman and hissons. An ad in a 1939Cecil Cyclone listed theLone Tower Restaurantas having beer, lunch, icecream, pop and ciga-rettes. C.V. Watson wasmanager. The same pub-lication also listed LoneTower Garage as sellingShell gasoline and oiland everything for themotorist. Harold Laymanwas the proprietor.6 Visions of Paulding County July 2012Laymans Well DrillingServing Paulding County Since 1962L-R: Harold Layman, Dustin Houser and Dennis Layman with the Versa-Drill Truck.11878 U.S. 24Cecil, Ohio 45821419-399-3804PauldingMaraMart1001 N. Williams St.Paulding, Ohio419-399-3247Store Hours: Mon.-Sun. 6 a.m.-11 p.m.PayneMaraMart202 N. Main St.Payne, Ohio419-263-2684Store Hours: Mon.-Sat. 6 a.m.-10 p.m.Sun. 7a.m.-10 p.m.127 MaraMart17745 US127Cecil, Ohio419-399-4455Store Hours: Mon.-Sun. 6 a.m.-9 p.m.PAULDING COUNTYSSOURCE FOR INDUS-TRIAL, COMMERCIALAND RESIDENTIALMARATHON PROD-UCTS. OWNING AND OPERATING THREECONVENIENT MARATHON LOCATIONS: PAULDING COUNTYDEPARTMENT OFJOB AND FAMILY SERVICES303 West Harrison StreetPaulding, Ohio 45879419-399-3756OFFICE HOURS:Monday - Thursday7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Friday 7:00 a.m.-11 a.m.Child, Adult and Family Servicesare provided to Protect, Strengthen andMaintain Family Units, Promote Self-Sufficiency, Personal Responsibilityand Financial IndependencePlease call the Paulding County Job Centerat 419-399-3345 for Employment andTraining ServicesVisions of Paulding County2013 Edition - Volume 14Scheduled for publication in July 2013More fascinating stories and vintagephotos about Paulding County history!Why didnt you advertise in this years edition? Yourereading this so are thousands of other people! Dontmiss out on this opportunity to be a part of a uniquekeepsake. Plan now to advertise your business or organi-zation in the 2013 issue. Call 419-399-4015.July 2012 Visions of Paulding County 7Today, the view toward the old school complex is somewhat obscured by newer construction. The 1911 building was demolished to makeway for a new high school about 1972. After an entirely new school was built and dedicated in January 2004, the old facility was sold andis now the Antwerp Community Fellowship and Care Campus.A view of the Antwerp School on Archer Drive in the late 1930s, looking north from Cleveland Street. The school building at left was builtin 1911. A new high school (center) was completed in 1936.8 Visions of Paulding County July 2012Today, the Briceton School still stands at the corner of Ohio 613 and Briceton Road (County Road 87) in southern Paulding Township. It isone of a few old school houses still standing, although it is in a state of disrepair.The Briceton School was built about 1910. In 1931, grades 7-8 were transferred to Latty School while grades 1-6 remainedin Briceton. The school was closed at the end of the 1932-33 school year and all students were transferred to Latty S