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Pioneer Pavilion

Pioneer Pavilion paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 11/08/2013
DBA Approved: Y


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Pioneer Pavilion, located in Mill Creek Park, is one of the oldest structures in Youngstown, Ohio. Constructed in 1821, this sandstone building served as a mill for carding and fulling wool.

870 Old Furnace Rd
Youngstown , OH 44511
Phone: 330-702-3000
Open to the public: Yes

http://www.millcreekmetroparks.org/...

Lat: 41.0834444
Lon: -80.6801671

Database Summary:

Demographic Rank: 6
History: 2
Stories: 1
Claims: 4
Evidence: 6
Resources: 2
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Vistor Rating: 5.0
Votes: 1

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History

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Pioneer Pavilion, located in Mill Creek Park, is one of the oldest structures in Youngstown, Ohio. Constructed in 1821, this sandstone building served as a mill for carding and fulling wool. The building was later used as a storeroom for the nearby Mill Creek Furnace, then remodeled for party use in 1893. In 1894, the woolen mill was officially named Pioneer Pavilion to honor its pioneer history. For many years it has been a popular place to hold family reunions, dances, parties and wedding receptions. Pioneer Pavilion is available for rent year-round.

Added by: sdonley on 11/11/2013 DB#:154
Source(s):
http://www.millcreekmetroparks.org/visit/places/hi...


Pioneer Pavilion was built in 1821, before the 1891 founding of Mill Creek Park. It was originally constructed by James Heaton as a woolen mill and evolved into a blast furnace, then a cattle barn. In 1891, park founder Volney Rogers bought the pavilion for the park. In 1893 he renovated it into a dining and dancing facility, according to "Historic Mill Creek Park," written by Carol Potter and Rick Shale, former park development/marketing director and commissioner, respectively. It is one of the oldest structures in the city.

Added by: sdonley on 11/11/2013 DB#:155
Source(s):
http://www.vindy.com/news/2009/jan/22/renovation-c...


Stories

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The following text is posted on the Ohio Historical Plackard at this location:

Front Text : "Pioneer Pavilion"

Pioneer Pavilion, one of the oldest structures in Youngstown, is a rare surviving example of early nineteenth-century industry. James Heaton constructed this sandstone building in 1821 as a mill for carding and fulling wool. A millrace from Mill Creek and a waterwheel on the west side supplied the power. In the 1830s and 1840s, the woolen mill was converted to a storage facility for the nearby Mill Creek Furnace and later served as a cattle barn. In 1891, Youngstown attorney Volney Rogers purchased the property for Mill Creek Park, renovating the building in 1893 as a dining and dancing facility, and naming it Pioneer Pavilion. Generations of area residents spanning three centuries have celebrated social events in this historic landmark.

Back Text : "Mill Creek Furnace"

Constructed in the late 1820s or early 1830s, the Mill Creek Furnace was the first blast furnace in Youngstown and the third in the Mahoning Valley built by members of the Heaton family, who were pioneer iron producers. They had built the Hopewell Furnace in Poland Township in 1803 and the Maria Furnace in Niles in 1813. Originally fueled by charcoal, the furnace, with its thirty-foot stack, produced approximately three to four tons of iron each day. In the 1840s, the Mill Creek Furnace was rebuilt to burn bituminous coal. The remains of several small coalmines may still be seen in the park. The Mill Creek Furnace, the last charcoal furnace constructed in the Mahoning Valley, went out of blast in the late 1840s or early 1850s.

Added by: sdonley on 11/11/2013 DB#:1111
Source(s):
http://www.remarkableohio.org/HistoricalMarker.asp...


Paranormal Claims

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Claim # Added Added By Claim
1646 11/10/2013 sdonley Photographs have captured light anomalies.
1647 11/10/2013 sdonley People have seen lights or balls of energy.
1648 11/10/2013 sdonley People have reported the feeling of being watched.
1649 11/10/2013 sdonley People have experienced cold spots.

Paranormal Evidence

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CLAIM #: 1646 - Photographs have captured light anomalies.



Evidence Type: Photograph
Encounter Type: Orb
Hauting Type: Unknown
Investigation Status: More Investigation Needed
Capture during party
Submitted By: sdonley On: 11/11/2013
DBA Approved: Y



Evidence Type: Photograph
Encounter Type: Orb
Hauting Type: Unknown
Investigation Status: More Investigation Needed
Orb caught during ghost box session
Submitted By: sdonley On: 11/11/2013
DBA Approved: Y



Evidence Type: Photograph
Encounter Type: Orb
Hauting Type: Unknown
Investigation Status: More Investigation Needed
Light anomaly captured
Submitted By: arufener On: 04/10/2014
DBA Approved: Y

CLAIM #: 1648 - People have reported the feeling of being watched.



Evidence Type: Log or Text
Encounter Type: Journal Entry
Hauting Type: Unknown
Investigation Status: More Investigation Needed
Jounal Entry From Halloween Party
Submitted By: sdonley On: 11/11/2013
DBA Approved: Y

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Ohio Historical Plackard
Added: 11/11/2013 By: sdonley
Listing on Remarkable Ohio
Article about renovation
Added: 11/11/2013 By: sdonley
This building was renovated in 2009. This artcle explains the renovation completion.

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