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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

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

 

Next steps are replacing some siding, installing new windows, and of course the NEW METAL ROOF!!!

Michael Lee and crew from Lee Sheet Metal and Roofing will add new roof .

 

March 10 UPDATE

 

With materials provided by 

Home Depot - Colerain

the front extension  was added and rafters have been stabilized

 

THANKS to

Ken Bryan and crew from KBC

Ken Bryan Construction 

 

 

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. 

 

January 6, 2017 - Moving Day!!!

THANKS to Evers Steel Construction for the rigging

and Sterwerf Trucking for the move

11/08/2016 Creedville Platform is Formed

THANKS to Mark Graber and Crew from Graber Concrete

And All-Rite Concrete

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. 

 

Some other generous Colerain Businesses have pledged good and services. 

 

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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