Crater Building

Main Street, Newcomerstown, Ohio

Razing Makes Way For New Businesses
Newcomerstown Loses Old Residence and the former Crater Building

The Coshocton Tribune: Wednesday, February 28, 1973 - Don Unger of Unger Construction, Gnadenhutten, said today that the former Robert Duffy residence on West State Street had been purchased by him and will be razed this week to make way for construction of two brick buildings, one to house a Lawson Dairy Party Store.

Also to be constructed on the 114 by 280 foot lot will be a building suitable for a small business or offices. All will be leased by Unger who hopes for completion the latter part of June.

The large old home was originally the Frank Miskimen residence who raised strawberries on his acreage.

The former Crater Building on Main Street is also marked to be razed according to Dennis Ross, Sunset Drive, owner of the B&D Construction who recently purchased it.

For many years it was occupied on the first floor by the Baltimore Clothing with the office of the late Dr. Hanson and the Franciene's Beauty Shop on the second floor.

Ross said his plans were to build a two-story brick building with some 4,000 to 6,000 square feet of floor space suitable for either four offices or two shops and two offices.

Razing will get underway in about three weeks and he hopes to have the new building erected this summer.