Live New members for the Holland-Springfield-Spencer
Historical Society. Our December meeting will
be one week earlier, December 14, 2000, due to Christmas. We will be
holding our annual Christmas auction and Mr. Lowell Yoder will be
our auctioneer again this year. We meet at 7:30pm at the
Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Hwy, Holland, Ohio. Contact HOSTGFSNance@aol.com
Membership: $12 single, $20 couple and $10 senior citizen for the
September 2003 -2004 year is due.
This is "Hull House" an inn of the 1800s that was an underground railroad stop in Holland, Ohio.
This was built by Nance's Great-Grandfather, John Allen Fowler in 1905 on
Hall Street. The southern part of the village which was south of the railroad was the original village and in the beginning was called
"Hardy." Note the black mortar between each cement block that Grandpa used. Lawrence
Nachtrab told Nance that this was considered very unique.
As a consequence, the home was visited by many builders of cement block homes.