Unimaginable changes have come to Newark over the last two hundred years. Buildings have been raised and razed sometimes three or four times. Businesses have opened, closed, burned down, and relocated.
Churches have been built, dissolved, moved, rebuilt and split into different congregations. Gone are the days when non-existent schools became one-roomed school houses. Newark's modern school system boasts multiple elementary, middle, high school, and adult educational facilities.
The downtown area is now on the brink of revitalization. New buildings are being built and old ones renovated. The public square is undergoing a complete transformation. New traffic patterns, larger and more attractive sidewalks with room for outdoor dining, underground wiring, benches, bike racks, and new lighting will give it a new life.
This book chronicles some of the changes from the late-Victorian period through to the 21st century.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Connie L. Rutter has always had a love of history. She is a longtime resident of the Hudson Avenue Historic District. After retiring from the government she worked for the Licking County Historical Society and wrote a weekly column for the Community Booster. This is the third book she has co-authored. The others were on Licking County and Lancaster, Ohio.
Sondra Brockway Gartner’s interest in photography was passed down from her father, Chance Brockway. Together they wrote the books Newark and Buckeye Lake.