As was common, business districts developed around
transportation routes. Wyoming was no different.
The train tracks to the east began with passenger trains.
Merchants located their businesses where those
traveling on the train would pass each day. Changing
transportation meant that the livery stable located
on the corner of Crescent and Wyoming Avenues would
no longer be needed. When automobiles came into
fashion, Wyoming Avenue was the path, then road,
to all businesses and mills in Lockland. Owners,
managers, and employees of these companies settled
in Wyoming and traveled past this location each day.
The fire and police departments and city council
chambers located to this busy area. The names and
types of businesses have changed over the years. There
is no longer a blacksmith, a gas station, or a boarding
house here. However, small local businesses continue
to supply needed goods and services to the community.