The Jefferson Depot Village

Depot News

 September 24, 2014 -  What an exciting day!  We Moved the 1860 former Post Office / Grocery Store from
1204 Mechanicsville Road, in Austinburg Township, to the Historic 19th Century Jefferson Depot Village!
This building was donated by Andra R. Connolly & Lorie J. Young.  Since we already have Hohn's General Store
and the Sheffield Post Office in our "living history" village, this building will be the "Library/ Welcome Center".
  Like most of our buildings, it is in deplorable condition and it will need many hours of TLC from volunteers and
financial supporters.  Can you help? Our address is Jefferson Depot, Inc., P. O. Box 22, Jefferson, OH 44047 or call
Jean 614-507-5246 or Autumn 440-812-1100.

                         We  Moved the 1879 CARRIAGE HOUSE to the Jefferson Depot Village!

        June 19th, 2013 was the eventful day and restoration is in progress.   This building was donated
  by Eric Westfall and slowly moved from 29 East Ashtabula Street to the Depot grounds, between the PRR
  Caboose and the 1888 Victorian House.  It is the new home for the 1865 Lenox Cornet Bandwagon.  Come
  see it and the early fire hose cart at the Early America "LIVE" 1890 reenactment the 2nd weekend in July.

        Louise Legeza donated the original double front doors from the Annette Fitch estate home on West
  Jefferson Street.  She said, "these beautiful, large doors came from Jefferson and should be returned
  to Jefferson".   They will be the tour entrance doors on the historic carriage house.

       We are restoring sixteen 19th century buildings in the historic village -  all from Ashtabula County. 
   The Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad Station is the only one on its original site, on the  
   National Register of Historic Places.  All the other buildings have been moved onto this property.  All
   are original except Hohn's General Store.  It was condemned so we stripped it, built a shell, and put
   all its original parts back in it,  even the front doors are original.

      We rely solely on donations and fund-raisers.  Volunteer workers and members are welcome to join us
  in saving, restoring, and preserving an early part of our history.   We now portray the 1890's in costume
  and voice on all tours, with interpreters in all the historic buildings for group tours.  Come and Step Back
  in Time with us Saturday, Sunday 1-4 p.m., Monday, Thursday 10-4 p.m. or groups any time by calling
  614-507-5246 or 440-812-1100.

                                                         1865 Lenox Cornet Bandwagon

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