Union Township Town Hall

Union Township Town Hall (HM1YAR)

Location: South Lebanon, OH 45065 Warren County
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N 39° 22.209', W 84° 12.775'

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The Union Township Hall was a center of community life from the time of its construction around 1907. The hall included the offices of township government, a community hall, and club meeting rooms, a rarer combination in the 21st century. Local government and services occupied the first floor. The second floor "opera house" retains many original features, including the stage and stage backdrops. The hall hosted many types of entertainment, including church choirs and the Knights of Pythias Band. Leaving the township's possession, the hall was used by various owners for a church, art studio, and bed and breakfast.
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The Wilson & Sons Manufacturing Company in South Lebanon was in part responsible for the existence of the hall. The company, which held the patent on their double-seamed powder keg, sold Union Township the lot for the building and donated another portion. James Wilson and his son-in-law, James T. McClelland were Union Township Trustees. The Wilson concern was on the South bank of the Little Miami River. On the opposite bank was Ahimaaz King's Great Western Powder Company. These were two of the largest manufacturing companies of their kind in the late 19th century.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Year Placed2017
Placed ByWarren County Foundation, Leganon Citizens National Bank, Warren County Historical Society & The Ohio History Connection
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 15th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 740094 N 4361559
Decimal Degrees39.37015000, -84.21291667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.209', W 84° 12.775'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 12.54" N, 84° 12' 46.5" W
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Area Code(s)513
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 57-99 S Section St, South Lebanon OH 45065, US
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