200 BLOCK - SOUTH SIDE EAST FOURTH STREET WASHINGTON STREET TO BROADWAY STREET CONTINUED
The final stages of the end for the Central School Building.
200 BLOCK - EAST FOURTH STREET WASHINGTON STREET TO BROADWAY STREET NOW
300 BLOCK - SOUTH SIDE EAST FOURTH STREET UNION STREET TO BROADWAY
At first glance there appeared to be a mystery. While working with the 200 block of E. 4th Street and began working with the next block which based on the maps would've been the 400 block I suddenly realized we were missing a block. The Carnegie public library has a street address of 219 E. 4th St.. The street address of the old high school building currently Kent State University building was 400 E. 4th Street. We seem to have misplaced the 300 block or maybe there was no 300 block. The mystery was solved when Eddie Hedrick, who grew up on second Street in East Liverpool, pointed out in a message to me that both second and third Street had a 300 block. It was the block that was framed by on the west by Union Street and on the east by Broadway Street.
As the map below clearly shows Union Street ends when it meets or one should say "T" with the south side of the 200 block of E. 4th St.. As the map clearly shows there is only one building that would make up the 300 block of E. 4th St.. That building would have been the old Potters National Bank. Better known to us who lived in East Liverpool from the 1950s -2010 as Smith's Auto Parts building. Thus the mystery was solved thanks to the information provided by Eddie Hedrick
This particular view along with the next picture will never be seen again. These two pictures were taken from one of the upper floors of the former Potters National Bank, also known as Smiths Auto Parts before the building was tore down.
The little green space/Park at Kent State created on the space that the former Potters National Bank occupied.
The demolition of the former Potters National Bank a.k.a. Smith's Auto Parts in November 2010. Pictures courtesy of Juanita Ruffner.
At the time these pictures were taken in April 2017 the Broadway intersection with Fourth Street was being reconfigured. New sidewalks, the street narrowed and designed to be more like all other intersections. You're seeing some of that work in these pictures.
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