Tour Massillon’s historic Fourth Street

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MASSILLON, Ohio – Margy Vogt, representing the Massillon/Westark Tourism Council, will lead a public walking tour of Massillon’s historic Fourth Street May 13 at 1 p.m.

This is the first of five public Fourth Street tours during 2003. The leisurely stroll, which includes historic and architectural highlights of the town’s grandest old neighborhood, takes about an hour and a half.

Architecture. The houses on Fourth Street, which span a century of architectural excellence (1830s to 1930s), were home to Massillon’s entrepreneurs and bankers, to prominent families who hosted President McKinley, and to humanitarians who harbored fugitive slaves.

The tour is open to everyone and reservations are not necessary. The $4 fee may be paid at the beginning of the tour. The tour begins at the corner of Fourth Street and North Avenue, NE (in front of Five Oaks).

In case of rain, the tour will be canceled.

More tours. Additional Fourth Street walking tours will be offered June 25 at 7 p.m.; July 24 at 7 p.m.; Aug. 22 at 10 a.m., and Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. Tours will also be available as part of the CHARM Neighborhood Summertime on Fourth Street event July 27.

Historic downtown Massillon and Massillon Cemetery walking tours are also slated for this summer. A printed schedule will be available at the tour or in the Massillon Area Chamber of Commerce office.

For more information contact Margy Vogt at 330-832-8469.

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