Grain-Elevator Ruins 1
September 6, 2017
August 9 was David’s and my wedding anniversary. It says a lot about us to tell what we did to celebrate. We took a drive in the country. David wanted to buy some peaches at a farm stand, and I packed my camera just in case I couldn’t pass something up. When we ran low on gas, I pulled into a logo-less gas station in a very small town whose name I can’t remember. Right away, David saw something I didn’t. “Across the street—isn’t that something you’d like to photograph?” Right he was. It turned out to be ruins of an old grain elevator. Over the next few days, I’ll show you some of its details. And the peaches? We found them, and they were delicious.
Update of March 8, 2020: The name of the town is Jeromesville. See my reply to the first comment by Oneowner.
I can see lots of potential there. It’s odd but it looks like a residential neighborhood.
September 6, 2017 at 10:28 PM
Ah, you make me work so hard. OK, I Googled. Apparently this was the Kysors Elevator. At one time there were two elevators in Jeromesville. This one is on Main Street, so I’d guess that the town spread out from there. Wikipedia says, “As of the census of 2010, there were 562 people, 208 households, and 154 families residing in the village.” That’s up from what was reported in 2000, when “there were 478 people, 202 households, and 128 families residing in the village.” The village had “over 400 people” when a history of Ashland County was published in 1909. Just in case you want to know: “Jeromesville was platted in 1815 on the site of a former Indian village. It is named for John Baptiste Jerome, a French fur trader and pioneer settler. The original spelling was ‘Jeromeville.’ A post office has been in operation at Jeromesville since 1816.” (From Wikipedia.) Let me know if you want to know even more (!) about the history of Jeromesville. I downloaded that section from the history of Ashland County and can e-mail it. It’s incredibly racist concerning the native Americans who lived in the area long ago, talking, for example about “removing the Indians.” Eye-opening.
September 7, 2017 at 10:26 AM
Thanks, Linda, for the excellent research. Working at the Museum has made me even more curious about history, especially American history. They have an extensive collection of Native American artifacts and it’s been an honor to photograph it for the Museum and various tribes. I’ve met some representatives from some of the tribes and they have some horror stories that will curl your hair. I sometimes wonder if that is the time the administration refers to when they say Make America Great AGAIN. Sorry, I digress. Thanks, again.
September 7, 2017 at 12:49 PM
I should have mentioned that the history book to which I refer was written in 1909. It is so insensitive. . . . Yeah, “AGAIN.” I hear you.
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September 7, 2017 at 1:25 PM
Excuse me for suggesting in another post that you do what you already did!
September 15, 2017 at 1:17 PM
You’re excused. 😉
September 15, 2017 at 4:50 PM
Happy anniversary, and doesn’t it say good things when our partners know what we might like to photograph? And aren’t even afraid to mention it – yes! 😉
I wonder if you did more, and I suspect you did, or will go back. That vine! Interesting about the history, too.
September 7, 2017 at 2:07 PM
Thanks, Lynn. Yes, I was very pleased that David not only saw the building first, but pretty much invited me to photograph it.
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September 7, 2017 at 2:39 PM
I get that! 🙂 Thanks him for me, OK?
September 15, 2017 at 1:15 PM
I did. He smiled.
September 15, 2017 at 4:49 PM