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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Moxham - 1894

Moxham as was - 1894. The mills in the foreground are those of the Johnson Company once a giant in the iron and steel business. U.S. Steel - Lorain Division later occupied the spot. The Johnson firm located in Johnstown in 1883, moving from Louisville, Ky. It was smaller than its rival - Cambria Iron down river. 
Johnson specialized in all materials used in the tracks of the then modern street railway systems - whether cable, electric, motor or horse and had clients all over the world. 
To the left are most of the houses that were in Moxham before the turn of the century. They are located mainly between Ohio and Bond Streets. The residential section to the left of Ohio Street was to be built in later years. 
In the picture, shot in 1894, the Park Avenue School can be seen on the extreme right (sort of where the crease is in the picture). 


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