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Take a walk up Main Street in 1890

RSVP to Bluffton Public Library by Friday for Tuesday, June 6, tour

Ever wonder what Main Street Bluffton looked like in 1890?

Fred Steiner provides two walking tours of Main Street as part of the summer Bluffton Public Library reading program.

Two tour times are available because the number of persons in each tour is limited.
Tours are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6. Contact the Bluffton Public Library by Friday, June 2, to assure to spot on the tour.

The tours begin at the library and follow Main Street to Cherry Street, then crossing Main, returns to the library.

Some tour highlights: • Russell Hotel

• Bluffton’s first laundry

• 500-gallon cistern in Main Street for fire protection

• Cahill Grocery

• Jones Furniture and Undertaker

• Danner’s grocery

• Diller and Luginbuhl hardware

• Hauenstein drug store

• Bluffton Telephone Co.

You won’t see the following, since they didn’t exist in 1890:

• Citizens National Bank

• Bluffton High School

• Bluffton Public Library

• Bluffton Hospital

• Shannon Theatre

• Bluffton Post Office

• Paved Main Street

• Chase bank

Stop in at the Bluffton Public Library or call 419-358-5016 to reserve you spot in the tour.



Fred  Steiner
Fred Steiner
May 31, 2023

I'll make certain to point them out. Thanks


May 30, 2023

Fred, will we see part of the original curbs on Cherry Street? 😎

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