Five Oaks (Mass Woman's Club)
Margy Vogt will lead a public walking tour of Massillon’s historic Fourth Street on Sunday, May 20, at 2:00 p.m—the first public Fourth Street tour of 2012.
The leisurely stroll, which includes stories about former residents and exterior architectural highlights of the town’s grandest old neighborhood, will take about two hours. Fourth Street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The houses on Fourth Street, which span more than a century of architectural excellence from the 1830s to the 1930s, were home to Massillon’s entrepreneurs and bankers, to prominent families who hosted President McKinley, and to humanitarians who harbored fugitive slaves.
The tour is open to everyone and reservations are not necessary. The $5 fee may be paid at the beginning of the tour. The walk will begin at the corner of Fourth Street and North Avenue, N.E., in front of Five Oaks. In case of rain, the tour will be cancelled. Free street parking is available.
Additional Fourth Street walking tours will be offered on June 9 and September 9. The June 9 tour will be held in combination with a tour of Five Oaks—the finest of the mansions in the historic Fourth Street district.
Historic downtown Massillon and Massillon Cemetery walking tours are also slated for this season. A complete list of walking tours may be found at www.margyvogt.com
Vogt’s book, Fourth Street: A Century of History & Design, will be available at the tour.
For more information, contact Margy Vogt at 330-832-8469 or email@example.com