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New kiosks downtown give look into city’s past

Times Observer photo by Josh Cotton Several new historical kiosks are being placed in downtown Warren including, here, across from the Blair Building on Hickory St.

Kiosks installed in downtown Warren this week provide the opportunity to step back in time.

It’s been a project years in the making.

Additional historic kiosks can now be found at Art Kelce Park on Liberty St., Clemons Park at the corner of Hickory St. and Fourth Ave., Wetmore Park across from the Warren County Courthouse and across from the Blair Building on Hickory St.

“What’s nice about the kiosks, the kiosks show historical pictures,” City Manager Mike Holtz said. “You can look up and see what was there.”

For example, for the kiosks across the street from Blair, photos include the former Western Union office, the suspension bridge, the city building and Struthers Library Theatre as well as the old fire house on Third Ave.

Holtz said the goal is to have all of the kiosks installed in the next week or two.

“Thanks for the Community Foundation and Blair Corporation,” he said. “Both helped fund this project.”

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