South Side Residents Meet to Discuss Proposed Historic District

Thursday, April 10, 2014

On Wednesday, April 9th, residents gathered at a public meeting held at the YNDC Community Kitchen building to discuss the potential to create a historic district designated by the National Register of Historic Places on Youngstown's south side.

The proposed historic district would include homes along Canfield from Lanterman's Mill to Glenwood Avenue, and from Glenwood down to Midlothian Boulevard and all homes west of Glenwood to the park. Homes on Bonnie Brae, Lanterman, and Rogers would also be included.

Local historian Rebeca Rogers provided a brief presentation outlining the process of historic district designation and the potential benefits both for current property owners and for ongoing neighborhood revitalization efforts. Rebecca Rogers has been responsible for the successful designation of the adjacent Mill Creek Park Historic District as well as Forest Glen, Wick Park, and Crandall Park neighborhoods.

Residents were provided with an opportunity to ask questions about the impacts of the district, and ultimately agreed that the creation of a historic district would add value and strengthen community pride in the neighborhood. YNDC will work with Rebecca Rogers to conduct a detailed property inventory and begin pursuit of National Register nomination.

If property owners within the proposed district have any questions or objections regarding historic district designation, they can provide comments in writing to Jack Daugherty via at or by mail to the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation at 820 Canfield Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44511.