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Dalton Historical Society looks for homes for two unique items


President of Dalton Community Historical Society

The Dalton Community Historical Society is sorting through items and the organization has decided to sell or give away for a donation two unique items they hope can find a good home.

The first item is a replica of the historical society building. The replica of the Eagle Tavern/Wertz Hotel is a large replica measuring at 5’6” long, and 4’2 l/2” wide, and stands 5’ 4” tall. The replica has been used in the Christmas parades. The historical society no longer participates in the holiday parade so the house is no longer needed. Jim Huntsberger made the house for the society in the mid-1990s and made the house a replica of the Eagle Tavern/Wertz Hotel. He built the house to use in floats in local parades. The society would assemble and decorate the house and put it on a trailer to use. The Dalton Community Historical Society no longer uses the replica since they do not have a trailer and it is too cumbersome to put together. This replica would make a great outdoor doll house, a dog house, or could be taken apart for another use.

The second item is an old bank island. It is approximately 5’10” long, 3’2” high and 2’4” wide. It has 28 places in the top where the bank used to keep deposit/withdrawal slips and brochures. It is a very sturdy piece of furniture but the society no longer has space for it.

Both items are being let go for a donation for each. If interested, call Francis Woodruff, 330-465-9108 or drop a note to Dalton Community Historical Society, P. O. Box 273, Dalton, OH 44618.


  1. Michael Roberts on June 14, 2023 at 7:15 am

    Please contact me regarding the replica of the Eagle Tavern. It was owned by a grandparent of mine, Alexander Freeman. He was the great grandfather of my great grandmother Lillian Freeman Dunckel. There are other family members who might easily want it as well. Unfortunately we live in California, but as I said, there are some of us who may be interested in this replica.

  2. Esther N. Freeman on June 14, 2023 at 7:21 am

    My cousin Micahel Roberts might be interested in this — but you called me a scammer. I am not. Michael’s great grandmother Lillian Freeman was the great great granddaughter of Alexander R. Freeman and his wife Experience. Their son John McClellan Freeman was the next in line and did grow up in the Dalton area. His grandfather on his Mother’s side was Rev James and Margaret (McClellan) Adams

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