Willis Leiter Sawmill Postcard

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  • Willis Leiter postcard c. 1900-1910 showing the Oviatt sawmill from the High Level bridge near North Dover.

  • Reverse of Willis Leiter postcard mailed in 1910. The message expresses the disappointment of the writer when her friend never arrived from Painesville on the train.

  • Portion of 1852 map showing the location of the Oviatt Sawmill on the west side of Cahoon Creek near the center bottom portion of this photograph.

  • Portion of 1914 Hopkins Plat Book showing that the sawmill appears to be gone by that year and the intersection of Dover Center Road and the Nickel Plate Railroad tracks was known as North Dover.

  • Recent Bay Village address map showing that the rear of the parcel at 27420 Donald Avenue is the likely former location of the Oviatt sawmill.

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