The Scott House hotel sat at the junction of the west bound Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway and Big Four R.R. It was operated by a a man named Webb. It burned down in 1892. Inside was a restaurant. There is no information about the restaurant available.
Fire! Fire!'Two Destructive Conflagrations within Twenty-four Hours!'Mr. C.A. Metler's Residence, Carriage and Blacksmith Shop and Contents consumed!'The Old Hotel'The Scott House. and Adjoining Building Wiped out of Existence!'Moses Woodside. (about 21, a son of T.J. Woodside.) Killed and Others Injured!.1
Forest, Ohio, Feb. 28'The Scott House, a large hotel here, was totally destroyed by fire this morning and a life lost. A small building adjoining the hotel was also burned to the ground. The fire occurred about 3 o'clock. The engineer of a P.F.W.&C. freight train discovered the fire and aroused the town by blowing his whistle. The entire building WAS SOON IN FLAMES, but all of the fifteen guests escaped uninjured. Falling of the walls, however, caught the son of the proprietor of the hotel, Moses Woodside, and he was burned in the building. The hotel structure being old and a veritable shell, burned like a tinder. Contents of both the buildings were saved, and the loss will not exceed $15,000. There was no insurance! The origin of the fire is unknown.
A traveler, who arrived late a few nights ago at the Scott House in Forest, Ohio, gave to Henry Friend, night clerk, a package containing $250 to keep until morning. Friend kept it and left town with it next morning before the traveler was awak. [sic] 8
The Scott House referred to in the above dispatches, was located at the crossing of the Big Four and the P.F.W.&C. roads, and was a part of the building formerly used as a waiting room and depot for the former road. It was a large two story building, and years ago was the headquarters of a notorious gang of confidence men and crooks, and many a crime can be traced to beneath its roof.
ROASTED TO DEATH
??In the Burning of a Hotel at Forest The Scott House Burned at an Early Hour This Morning and the Son of the Proprietor Killed.2
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES.
Since the Scott House fire, Win. Young is known as Rescue No. 2, Mrs. Thomp. Moore, who recently fell and hurt herself, is about again. 3
In 1880-81' D.O. Young. 4 was the manager of the Scott House.
The Hempy Garage sold Sampson Tractors are displayed in this undated photograph.
COLUMBUS, O., Dec. 17'(UP)'The State Supreme court today denied review of a judgment [sic] of the Third District Appeals court against Ray O. Hempy in favor of the McCaskey Register Co. The court of appeals had reersed a Hardin-co common pleas court decision in favor of Hempy in a transaction involving exchange of business machinery, and granted a judgement of $136 to the register company.5 Ray O. Hempy made a Real Estate transfer from Inland Rubber Corp. in 1959 for lot 9967 and part lot 9968.6
afer Barber Shop.
The Village Barber Shop was owned by George "Whitey" Hafer. He is seen in this photograph painting the outside of the shop. Whitey and his wife, Mary, lived on Martin street in Forest. He had two brothers, Harry and Will.
Whitey's was located on the north side of west Lima street at the site of the current post office (c2002). It was later owned and operated by barber George Buxton. At on time, Lulu Jacquith operated the Jacquith millinery shop at this location.
The sign written on the window indicates either that, the millinery shop had closed at this location and moved across to the south side of Lima street or that Whitey had set up a temporary barber shop across the street.
William B. Price owned a Ford's garage in the early twentieth century. This photograph was probably taken around that time. There are no notations on the photograph and none of the seven girls have been identified.
Price was in business with Hune,7 but more information is unknown.
ity drug store.
Halbert Dale Shields, better known as H. Dale Shields, was the proprietor of the City drug store. Next to his store was Fout's market. The market is visible in the left photograph with its striped awning. Next to Fout's market was the Hardin Co. Banking Company. The two letters, " BA" are for that bank.
Hallie Forest Shields, brother of Hallie, also was a druggist in Forest. The store was in the I.O.O.F. building at the southwest corner of Gormley & Lima streets.
The small white area near the center of the photograph is the sign for C.M. Riegle. The windows to each side of the C.M. Riegle sign opened on the law office of Charles M. Riegle. He practiced law in Forest until the 1920s.
Len Crum's Restaurant & Bake Shop sat on the north side of Lima street between Ray Hempy's hardware on the west and William Mapletoft's hardware on the east.
The photograph shows the the new Boyd drug store at its new location on the south side of west Lima street. It was formerly Harris furniture, then Lutz variety, and finally Glenn March's "Forest Variety" before becoming the new Boyd drug store.
immerman Funeral Home.
At the time of the photograph of Boyd's, the house to the left was Zimmerman?s dentist office. In the 1930s it had operated as the Keiper funeral home. It is still located on the south side of Lima street, but no longer operates as a business. The Boyd drug store was later the Style shop.
Dick Boyd and Reva Stauffer can be seen standing in front of the new Boyd drug store in the photograph on the left.
The Village Inn restaurant was located on the southeast corner of Lima and Patterson streets. It sat at the location that is now the Tree Town Inn restaurant parking lot. This is a photograph of the Village Inn's "Grand Opening", after the new addition was completed. Cynthia Elizabeth (Sapp) Wright worked as a waitress for the Village Inn restaurant for about 10 years.
To the left is a photograph of the new booths in the restaruant. The music box in the near the doorway could play 200 different tunes. Orlan "Tubby" Hankins is believed to be the individual sitting at the far end of the counter. No other individuals in the photograph are known.
The inside view of the addition to the Village Inn on Lima street shows the dining tables and chairs. The photograph definitely portrayed the new and clean look of the restaurant.
Orlen Hankins was in the 1945 graduating class at Forest. These photographs were taken sometime during 1955, shortly after the addition to the Village Inn was completed.
Kroger Grocery and Baking Company started its business in 1883 in Cincinnati. The grocery's complete operation in Forest is unknown. One store manager was Mary Naus who managed in the 1930s. Leonard C. Harman was the manager in 1927. Paul Anspach was a manager in 1949. He also served on the Forest Jackson School Board the same year. Later, Ralph Balmer was a manager. Ralph was a music teacher for Forest Jackson Schools in 1949.
The photograph on the left is of an unknown individual working for Kroger. It is believed that he was not a manager. His name and the date of the photograph are unknown.
The photograph is from inside the Kroger store. Its date is unknown. The individuals in the photograph have not been identified though the individual in the background resembles L.C. Harman. Leonard was hurt by flying bricks during the Dickelman fire of July 27, 1927. By 1933, he was the grocery's manager. Assuming he is Leonard and the photograph was taken after 1933, then he is the individual in the rear of the store. Check out the prices. Wouldn't we all want to be paying them today.
The date when the Kroger grocery closed is unknown. The Society would like to know any information you may have about the Kroger operation in Forest and Dunkirk. If you have any information about the Forest or Dunkirk Kroger stores, please contact the Society at the email link above.
The photograph of Mary Naus with her grandmother, Minnie Young was taken at the time that Mary was managing in the 1930s. The photograph to the left is of Mary Naus when she was the manager of Kroger in Dunkirk.
The photograph to the left shows a setup of some Forest family products. It looks to be a fall window setup, maybe during the time of a Farmers Institute meeting. Samuel G. Liles and his son were Issah R. Liles farmers about 2 miles east of Forest in Jackson Township. Samuel was married to Mary. He was born around 1844; she around 1845. Their son was 24 in 1910. There is no date on this photograph. The exhibit probably set up for the Farmers Institute which used to meet in Forest. Samuel Liles served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He enlisted as a S ergeant 1st Class on September 26, 1964. At the time he was 21. He was with Co. K, 180th Infantry Regiment, Ohio Volunteers later that year. On the 4th of July, 1865 he was promoted to Full Lieutenant 2nd Class. He mustered out of Co. K, on July 12, 1865 in Charlotte, N.C.
Adam Newton "Newt" Mick is seen on the left with William B. Price, in the front of the Mick grocery on the north side of Lima street in Forest.
This is a Mick & Edwards Advertisement. On February 11, 1921 Newt was given a surprise birthday dinner party by his wife and sons Darrell and Harry on the occassion of his 68 th birthday.
William Price's father, Russell Price, the son of Henry and Eloisa (Corey) Price lived in Patterson when he married Addie Backus on June 22, 1876 and immediately thereafter moved to Forest. William had two brothers, Harry B. and Charles R. Price. They were all born in Forest. At the time of their father's death, William Price was an attorney living in Forest, Charles Price an attorney living in Kenton, and Harry living in New York City.
The Mick & Edwards store sold clothing. There isn't a record that the store existed other than this December 1, 1910 advertisement which ran on page eight of The Forest Advertiser. Was this an A.N. Mick establishment?
March 22, 1921 the A.N. Mick grocery was sold and all stock invoiced to the new proprietor, Chas. Kachley of Galion, Ohio. Charles Kachley had worked in his father's grocery at Galion. He expected high results and they must have been because the Kachley grocery operated many, many years in Forest.
1The Forest Review (Forest, OH) 2 Mar 1892, p3, c4-5.
2Lima Daily Times (Lima, OH) 27 Feb 1892, p.8, c.3.
3The Forest Review (Forest, OH), 2 Mar 1892, p3, c3.
4The Marion Daily Star (Marion, OH) 20 May 1881, p.4, c.2.
5Lima News (Lima, OH) 17 Dec 1941, p.4, c.3.
6Ibid. 8 Dec 1959, p.15, c.8
7Forest Advertiser (Forest, OH) 29 Dec 1921.
8Daily Globe (St. Paul, MN) 26 Feb 1878, p.2.
9The Evening Bulletin (Maysville, KY) 29 Feb 1892, p1.