| "Greetings from ELYRIA, OHIO"
Elyria in 1900
(CLICK ON ANY PICTURE FOR A FULL-SIZE VIEW)
|The Old Red Mill
With the Black River winding through town,
many mills have sprung up to use the power of the water. In 1900, there are two
grist mills and three lumber mills in daily operation. This is the Old Red Mill
near the East Falls. Just downriver the ruins of an old axe factory can be seen!
|The Garford Manufacturing Company
As demand grows for Mr. Garford's new "Padded Bicycle Saddle", he builds this
new factory to increase capacity.
|The Garford Automobile Company
Mr. Garford quickly recognizes the growing importance of the horseless carriage.
In his new factory, he builds cars to compete with Henry Ford. He eventually
sells his business to Studebaker.
|Broad Street Merchants
|Broad Street has become the center of Elyria
It is lined with shops of all kinds - hardware stores, banks, dry goods,
green grocers, shoe stores and florists.
© Copyright 1999, Ben Mancine
|If you've finished exploring Elyria in 1900,
you can try the Time Machine again.