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Sauder Village Breaks Ground on 1920s Main Street Project

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PHOTO ID: (left to right)   Tim Bockbrader (The Edge Group), Steve Sauder (Director of Facilities, Sauder Village), Debbie Sauder David (President & CEO, Sauder Village), Landon Wyse (Wyse Electric), Fred Armstrong (Armstrong Excavating)


1920s Main Street Community

Work to begin yet this Fall!

While activities in the Historic Village will soon be winding down for the season, Sauder Village will continue to be buzzing with excitement as work begins on the next phase of the Walk Through Time Experience. This new project will allow the replication of a portion of a 1920s Main Street typical to Northwest Ohio.

Yet this fall work will begin on the Main Street infrastructure. The Main Street road will be constructed with the necessary water, gas, sewer and electric lines in place for the project. The plan also involves the relocation and building of new structures. From a Depot and Bandstand to Barbershop and Livery . . . we're looking forward to sharing the 1920s story in new and exciting ways.

We hope you'll visit this page often to learn more about this next phase, discover ways to get involved and stay up-to-date on this exciting project!

Click link below to read 1920s Main Street article published early this fall in our Member News Magazine:
1920s Main Street Story - Member News Magazine


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First Phase of 1920s Main Street Community

Part of the “Walk Through Time Experience” at Sauder Village, this new project replicates a portion of a 1920s Main Street typical to Northwest Ohio.
 
Barbershop (Building # 35) - In the 1900s, the barbershop was one of the social centers of the community and provided a place to spruce up from your travels,  get a shave or a haircut. Modern public restrooms are included in this building.

Elmira Train Depot (Building # 36) - Trains first appeared in Northwest Ohio in the 1850s. This depot showcases the important role of the rail system.  The depot serves as a physical stop for the Erie ExpressTrain ride.

Community Plaza and Bandstand (Building # 37) - The community plaza and bandstand adjacent to the depot served as a sense of community pride. Original salvaged bricks from downtown Archbold were used to create the plaza at the depot. A traditional bandstand near the plaza will host special programming and events.

Caboose (Building # 38) - Once a vital part of the railroad, the caboose was the last car on the freight train and provided shelter for the crew.


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Second Phase of 1920s Main Street Community
Guests can now enjoy even more of the 1920s Main Street at Sauder Village! Part of the “Walk Through Time Experience," this project replicates a portion of a 1920s Main Street typical to Northwest Ohio. Contractors continue to work on the Main Street project slated to open in Summer 2020. Follow this link to learn more: 1920s Main Street Project Updates
  
Auto Dealership and Gas Station (Building #34) - In the 1900s, the barbershop was one of the social centers of the community and provided a place to spruce up from your travels,  get a shave or a haircut. Modern public restrooms are included in this building.

Dr. McGuffin's Office (Building #33) - Dr. McGuffin built this office in nearby Pettisville in 1911. It features many of the medical instruments used by country doctors.

District 16 Schoolhouse (Building #39) - The original one-room school is typical of the type of rural schools attended by children in Northwest Ohio. 


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