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Remember When...

May 19, 2010
Times Leader

BUILDINGS come and go with their going occurring in various ways such as demolition and fires.
Included in today’s “Remember When” are some of the structures which once stood in various areas of Belmont County. Some of them have been replaced with other buildings of a different kind while in some other cases, vacant areas remain.
Not all the structures were on land, as shown by one of the accompanying pictures, because the Ohio River and Mississippi rivers once were popular locations for houseboats, which served as homes for families.
The riverboat homes were especially popular shortly after the Civil War until sometime during the World War II years.
One of the photos features buildings which once were in Martins Ferry while the other is of the former Belmont County Children’s Home in Tacoma.
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IT WASN’T the walls of Jericho that came tumbling down, but involved structures on Hanover Street in Martins Ferry. In the foreground is the area where McDonald’s of Martins Ferry now is located while nothing has been constructed to replace the structures formerly located cattycornered across the street.



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