Olmsted Falls

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Settled in the early 1800s, Olmsted Falls was originally known as Kingston Township before being named Olmsted Falls, after Aaron Olmstead, first purchaser of the land from the Connecticut Land Company. It merged with the Village of Westview in 1971, and the City of Olmsted Falls was established in 1972. In 1989, longtime resident and realtor Clint Williams bought many buildings in the town center and restored and redeveloped them into an area known as Grand Pacific Junction, after the Grand Pacific Hotel, once the social center of the community. It is celebrated as one of the most authentic and revitalized town center historic districts in Ohio. Many of the buildings have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
ISBN: 9780738550909
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Olmsted Falls resident John D. Cimperman has received numerous national and local awards for his work in historic preservation. He served as the director of the Cleveland Landmarks Commission for 18 years, as trustee of the Ohio Historical Society, as a member of the Ohio Site Preservation Advisory Board, as president of the Ohio Association of Preservation Commissions, as trustee of the National Alliance of Historic Preservation Commissions, as president of the Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve, and as a trustee of the Cleveland Restoration Society.
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