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The Coleraine Historical Society Inc.

PO BOX 53726

Colerain Twp., OH 45253

Next Meeting -   APRIL 19, 2017    Speaker:          Penny Borgman "Fernald Preserve - History of Plants, Ecology & Wetlands" See Meetings Page for more details

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Blue Rock/Banning

Toll House

Creedville Post Office

 Restoration Project

March 10 UPDATE

 

Front extension added and rafters have been stabilized

UPDATE: January 6, 2017

Move to Heritage Park was successful;

but reeeeeeally cold!!!

 

Now the work restoring the Toll House/Post Office to it's former "glory" can really begin.

We still need supplies. donations, and volunteers. We need 3 "six over six" windows and some extra "old barn wood" boards. Donations are still needed stain siding and to manufacture signs for the Toll House. In Spring, volunteers (and plants) will be needed for landscaping. 

 

                    Please contact Project Chair, GARY HENSON at 513-385-6607 if you can help

 

This building, originally a Toll House and later used as a Post Office and General Store, is a small frame structure covered with board and batten siding.

 

Built in 1829, the Toll House was originally located on Banning at Blue Rock

(current home of White Oak Garden Center)

 

By 1879, the Toll House was being used as the Creedville Post Office and General Store.

In 1905, the Post Office was discontinued and the building was moved to another location in Colerain Township (Galbraith & Cheviot Roads). When it was moved, the front roof extension was removed, and the living quarters on the left side were demolished.

In 2002, The Coleraine Historical Society learned that the farm where the Toll House stood was being sold to a developer.

 

Coordinated by CHS Member LARRY SHAD,

The Coleraine Historical Society rescued the

Creedville Toll House and on a cold day in

January 2003,  moved it to a “temporary” home.

 

Now some 14 years later the Creedville Toll House it is finally moving HAS MOVED     (on January 6, 2017) to a permanent home at Heritage Park in Colerain Township. 

 

 

On November 8th the foundation was poured in Heritage Park.

THANKS to Graber Concrete Construction. and All-Rite Concrete.

 

 

Some other generous Colerain Businesses have pledged good and services. 

With materials provided by Home Depot - Colerain; the structure will be stabilized by

Ken Bryan of KBC Contracting and his crew. And Michael Lee of Lee Sheet Metal and Roofing will add a new metal Roof .

 

But we still need YOUR help.

 

The Historical Society needs to buy and install signs, stain the siding and landscape.

 

Donations are needed to help preserve and maintain the Toll House.

 

To Donate Funds - contact Christine Henson, Treasurer at 513-385-6607                    please mail check payable to “Coleraine Historical Society”

(note Creedville on memo line) to P.O. Box 53726, Colerain Twp, OH 45253.

 

To Donate Goods or Services – contact Gary Henson, Creedville Restoration Project Manager at 513-385-6607

 

The Coleraine Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

All donations are tax deductible – Tax receipts provided.

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