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No:  704
Street:   Wooster
Name:  null
Family:   Marathon Gas
Historic Plaque:  null
Owner Info:  N
Built:  
Sec  29
Sub  Columbia
Lot:  null
Architect:  null
Cont/Build:  null

Description:  
#Owners:  null
Original Use:  Commercial - Service Station
Current Use:  Commercial - Service Station

CHANGES - As Built:  Y
Add To:  N
Sub From:  N
Replace:  Y (barn)


Owners:

Current Owner: Shree Hari Covington LLC. Date Fr: 2007 Date To: 
Original: Date Fr:  Date To: 
1: This property was part of the Iuen farm - barn  Date Fr 1:  Date To 1: 
2: Rosa Fruh Davis (daughter of Caroline Fruh who married Joseph Iuen) Date Fr 2:  Date To 2: 1951
3: Ernest & Elsie M. Mathis (nephew of Rosa Fruh Davis) Date Fr 3: 1951 Date To 3: 1957
4: Station Development Inc.  Date Fr 4: 1957 Date To 4: 1958
5: Stadevo Inc. Date Fr 5: 1958 Date To 5: 1975
6: Union Oil Co. Inc. Date Fr 6: 1975 Date To 6: 1980
7: Kenneth L. Hinners Date Fr 7: 1980 Date To 7: 2007
8:  Date Fr 8:  Date To 8: 
9:  Date Fr 9:  Date To 9: 
10:  Date Fr 10:  Date To 10:  1975


Stories

Story 1   From Village Views 1998 article: James Iuen built barns where Ashland Gas is standing. Farmers would spend the night at the inn and lodge their animals in the big barns; the next morning they would transport their livestock to downtown markets and slaughterhouses. When the John Robinson Circus came to town for the winter, the barns would trade in their straw for sawdust and be put to use as practice arenas for performers polishing their acts. In surreal scenes, flipping acrobats, wild animals and the behemoth elephants would exercise their art for an audience of bewildered cows or the lucky few spectators. Virginia's mother Edith (Iuen Cook) and her Uncle John would steal a peep at the show and then hurry home to attempt to duplicate the fantastic acts they had witnessed. The barns were used until about 1916. Virginia (Iuen Marquette) recalls riding the elephants on special platforms built for the creatures and even along Wooster Pike.
Story 2   Ruth Berger also says that after Will Davis built 714 Wooster he had a garage and gas station there. Rose Fruh Davis, daughter of Caroline Fruh (married Joseph Iuen), married Will Burger. They had an auto repair and service station there. Lou & Ken Eigher ran it until Bill died. Then they went to the 5 points in Milford. (info from Virginia Marquett)
Story 3   There's been a gas and service station here for a long time. Will Davis seems to have been the first owner (built & lived at 714 Wooster).
Story 4   There's an ad in the 1958 Chiefton (TP School) for Terrace Park Pure Service. 704 Wooster Pike. Tires - Batteries - Accessories. Washing - Polishing. Motor Tune-up - Road Service - Brake Service. Free Pick-up and Delivery Service. Charlie White, Dealer


Directories:

1939 Map: ----

1942 Map: ----

1951/3 Map: ----

1963-64 Direct: Terrace Park Service Station (Pure) (Wooster Pike at Indian Hill)

1965-66 Direct: Terrace Park Pure Oil Company

1967-70 Directories:

1971-72 Direct: Terrace Park Union 76 (Wooster at Indian Hill)

1973-74 Direct:

1975-76 Direct: Ken Hinners Union (Wooster & Indian Hill)

1978 Directory: Hinners Union 76

1980-93 Directories:

1994-95 Direct: Hinners Amoco

1996-97 Direct: Hinners Ashland

1998-2001 Directories:

2002-03 Direct: Hinners Marathon

2004-07 Directories:

2008-09 Direct: Marathon Gas

2017 Directory: ,