Sidewalks and Stone Corner Posts 1907

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TO ESTABLISH SIDEWALK AND STREET GRADES

Stone Street sign. Portage Trail & Manchester Court. Picture by Mary McClure

Stone Marker. Portage Trail & Manchester Court. Picture by Mary McClure

Council on Wednesday night passed a resolution authorizing Mayor Davis to employ a competent engineer to establish grades on all streets and for sidewalks throughout the entire town, where no such grades are now established. He was also given power to have markers of stone placed at every corner. The matter as passed simply calls for a grade establishment and is in no wise legislation taken towards the construction of wlaks, so much discussed of late.

The work of establishing the grades will cost about $500, it being expected that a competent engineer will be retained at a fixed salary until the work is completed. The resolution carried unanimously, every council member being present.

Under the head of committee reports, Councilman Shoaf told of the investigation of the sidwalks of Hudson, reporting heartily in favor of passing legislation of a similar nature here, to-wit, to establish sidewalks all over town, of stone. It was shown that Hudson built her walks of four feet width at a figure of 42 cents a running foot, or 10 1/5th cents a square foot, Berea stone being used. This includes the stone, grade-work and laying, the job complete.

The report of the committee was accepted and at a later meeting the sidewalk question will be more thoroughly discussed and action probably taken.

Cuyahoga Falls Reporter Friday January 18, 1907

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Young lady standing near Broad Street. Notice the newer sidewalk behind her.

 

The top row from L to R: City Clerk Clarence D. Crumb, Street Commissioner Frank S. Craig, Marshal C.J. Shoaf, Mayor C.A. Davis, Night Marshal Davis, Legal Adviser D.F. Felmly, and Health Officer/Poor Director/Cemetery Trustee W.W. Scupholm. Seated in the second row are the 'city fathers "whom people generally roast when often-times not thoroughly acquainted with matters being considered by the dads. They are: Edgar A. Inskeep, David Brown, Henry Merritt, D.W. Fretz, Walter Wainwright and W.M. Stanley. Not pictured is the Genial Treasurer, John R. Porter.

1909 FALLS MUNICIPAL OFFICERS The top row from L to R: City Clerk Clarence D. Crumb, Street Commissioner Frank S. Craig, Marshal C.J. Shoaf, Mayor C.A. Davis, Night Marshal Davis, Legal Adviser D.F. Felmly, and Health Officer/Poor Director/Cemetery Trustee W.W. Scupholm.
Seated in the second row are the ‘city fathers’ whom (according to the CF Reporter) “people generally roast when often-times not thoroughly acquainted with matters being considered by the dads”. They are: Edgar A. Inskeep, David Brown, Henry Merritt, D.W. Fretz, Walter Wainwright and W.M. Stanley. Not pictured is the Genial Treasurer, John R. Porter.