400 BLOCK - FOURTH STREET TO MONROE STREET
This takes us to West Alley. Prior to here we were showing the lower half of West 4th street. From West Alley, the sloping part, that led to under the Newell bridge and Fourth Street Extension. Here we stand were West Alley intersects with the 400 Block of West 4th Street
That sign is located above and a little to the right of this guardrail. The guardrail blocks what was original the lower half, the sloping half of the 400 Block of W. 4th street. That part nature has reclaimed.
Looking up West Alley towards what was W.5th Street. West alley original ran from Church Alley between W. 3rd and W.4th St to W. 7th Street As you can see now it ends at the hospital
This was where the empty lot was then the Pickering House and finally that double house were . The usual parking lot now
You are beginning to move over onto the flat portion of the 400 Block As both the 1903 and 1923 Sanborn Fire Insurance maps both show there were from West Alley to Monroe Street 10 houses here. No there is only the one house on the corner of Monroe and W 4th.
You can still see the little stone wall and you can see a step every few feet all the way up to where that lone remaining house sits
The white house there is 401 W 4th Street.
Save you the trouble of scrolling back to see the map.
Looking upwards towards Monroe Street
Back towards West Alley
Back to the past. The south side of the 400 Block of West 4th Street.
Those four lots were the last four lots on the south side of Fourth Street. Some real estate transactions. Anthony Burford was Oliver Burford's father. Oliver Burford and his two Brothers built and operated the Burford Brothers Pottery in East Liverpool for a number of years.
Another Transaction years later.
In this particular picture from a large 1957 arial view of downtown you can see where the Newell Bridge passes over W.4th Street. You can see some of the houses on the south side (upper portion of the picture) and a few on the North side of W. $th street. You can see the distinctive roof of the Oliver Burford house and the small cottage to the left of that house on the south side of the street.
Best date for this picture was probably 1946. This particulate picture was posted in a Facebook Group and a question was asked,"was that big house on that rise where the Munster's lived?" In this picture it does sort of have a eerie haunted house took to it. It was neither eerie nor haunted. The big house was built by Oliver Burford in the late 1880's He and his family would live in it till his death in the 1920's Let's begin at the bottom. A little right of center on the bottom,that house was originally the servants home for the Burford house. The man and the boy walking up the Street, in front of them on the ground you can see the shadow cast by the Newell Bridge. Looking up on the upper left is the house that had the street address 441 W.4th Street. Beside it is the empty lot then the Pickering House. You notice that hillside leading down from the Burford House to where the man and boy are walking. That was lot 196. Someone actually bought that lot. It produced a bumper crop of useless weeds each summer from 1946 to 1961.
A better view and more normal view of the Burford House. The picture was taken from along side the Tool Booth housing on the Newell Bridge. The picture was taken sometime after 1945 and before 1949. This house had 3 street addresses, 336, 438, 440. W. 4th Street. It was one house though. At one time the Burford Family had a real estate business on the first floor on the west side of the house and lived in the rest of the house. It was a big house, three floors or 4 if you count the coal cellar and 4 rooms in the basement. Counting those 4 rooms and also the coal cellar there 21 rooms in that house, 3 full bathrooms and one powder room.
To the right of that big house you can see a small dark house. THat is actually a cottage and it will show up a few more times in our recreating of Fourth Street.
Another view showing a bit of the eastern side.
This Picture was taken from the Newell Bridge in September 1960 by an employee of the State of Ohio. On the back of the picture was written houses to be torn down for new highway
his Picture was taken from the Newell Bridge in September 1960 by an employee of the State of Ohio. On the back of the picture was written houses to be torn down for new highway. You notice that dark cottage is now white.
This picture originally had 4 and a car in it. They were removed. It's not the greatest removal we fully agree. THe one thing to note with this picture is how steep the slope was on this end of the 400 Block of W 4th street. How it lelevelsut wwhen you get to where West Alley joins and crosses W 4th street.
Tne only historical picture that we have or has come to light so far taken from the north side of the 400 block of West 4th Street.
This is a 1912 photograph. You can see the 400 Block of West 4th street. At the far right is Monroe street from 3rd Street going north. The Newell Bridge on the far left with the road which is Called either West St or West Ave connecting the end of the bridge to West 5th Street. You can see the hospital there on West 5th. On the left side of the bridge on W 4th street you can see part of the back side of the Oliver Burford House, and allowing your eye to move to the right you can see the back sides of most of the houses on the south side of W 4th and the fronts of some of the houses on the North side of W 4th to Monroe Street.
Back to the present time. The south side of the 400 Block of West 4th Street.
A lot of green, a lot of empty space. That ranch style house was not there originally. That was moved there from someplace else to there sometime in the early 1960's
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