Our fourth 1860s building is this 1869 structure built by W.A. Westervelt. Mr. Westervelt and his son operated a grocery from 1869 until 1883, after then it continued as a grocery until Mr. Haylor opened a bookstore in 1940.

Photo of interior of Wright grocery; O.H.I.O. Resource Center



This is an interior photo from the days of the Wright & Parsons grocery, 1907 to 1940. Approximate date of the photo is 1927 to 1930. The man in the middle is Clarence Wright Here we can see the tin ceiling, hardwood floor, and the large stock of goods carried by the Wright & Parsons.