"Greetings from Elyria, Ohio"
 Elyria In Vintage Postcards

Book Description

Title: Elyria In Vintage Postcards
Author: Benjamin J. & Anne Fischer Mancine
Publisher: Arcadia Books, August 2004
Format: Paperback, 9¼" x 6½"
Content: 128 pages, 227 b/w images

Chapter Headings:
  1. Up And Down Broad Street
  2. Hospital and Eldercare
  3. Around The Square
  4. Schools, Churches, and Neighborhoods
  5. Bridges, Trains, and Industry
  6. Cascade Park and The Falls
  7. Gathering Spots
  8. Around Town
From the Introduction: 
"We have found more than 600 unique postcard views of this single city, and this book represents the very best of our collection. We've included views of Elyria's now-defunct movie theaters and hotels as they looked in their prime. You will see pedestrian bridges across the Black River, old mills, and even an early hydroelectric plant. You may find the school you attended or the church where you worshipped. There are buildings destroyed by fire, bridges destroyed by flood, train wrecks and snowstorms. We even include rare images taken inside Elyria's early businesses, schools and churches.

So join us now as we explore Elyria in the early to mid-20th century - a world where trolleys still run on the site of today's four-lane highways, and early cars share dirt streets with horse-drawn wagons. See the succession of fountains that have graced the town square. See how little the city's two waterfalls and beautiful Cascade Park have changed in 100 years, and how much has changed on Broad Street. We know you'll find it a fascinating journey!"

A great gift for out-of-town friends and family!

Available at these fine Elyria locations:
 The EMH Gift Shop
Lorain County Historical Society
Elyria Public Library
Botamer Florist
Puffer's Floral Shoppe
The Wren's Nest


Out of town?  Buy online!

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