Fourth Street Walking Tour



Margy Vogt will lead the first 2017 public walking tour of Massillonís historic Fourth Street on Sunday, May 21, at 2:00 p.m.


The leisurely stroll, which includes historic and architectural highlights of the townís grandest old neighborhood, takes about two hours.


Houses on Fourth Street, which span a century of architectural excellence (1830s to 1930s), were home to Massillonís entrepreneurs and bankers, to prominent families who hosted Presidents McKinley and Garfield, and to humanitarians who harbored fugitive slaves.


The tour is open to everyone and reservations are not necessary. The $7 fee may be paid at the beginning of the tour, which will begin at the corner of Fourth Street and North Avenue, N.E. (in front of Five Oaks). In case of rain, the walk will be cancelled.


Additional Fourth Street tours are scheduled for June 24 at 2:00 p.m. following the Massillon Womanís Club lawn and garden sale and July 23 and August 20 at 1:00 p.m. prior to Massillon Heritage Foundation tours of the interior of the Five Oaks mansion.


Vogt will offer Massillon Cemetery tours on June 3, July 9, July 30, and August 27, all at 2:00 p.m.She will guide a walk in historic downtown Massillon on June 14 at 7:00 p.m.


Copies of Mrs. Vogtís books, Fourth Street, A Century of History and Design and Massillon: Reflections of a Community, will be available at the end of each walk.


For more information, contact Margy Vogt at 330-832-8469.