WRAH SPRING PROGRAM 2019
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Date, Saturday, June 15, 2019, 10:30am
Subject, The 1828 Elam Jones House, The Early Trumbull County Clock Industry The 1821 Peter Allen Inn, Gem of the Western Reserve
Speaker, Chris and Diane Klingemier, Homeowners, Restorers, Collectors
Place, Hartford, OH and the Peter Allen Inn, Kinsman, OH
The day will start at 10:30am in Hartford, OH with a tour of one of the best restored early Western Reserve homes that also includes a fine collection of antique furnishings and decorative items. A recent addition was added to house the extensive collection of Trumbull County clocks. Mr. Klingemier received his master's degree from Youngstown State University with his thesis on the history of the clock industry in Hartford and its environs. He teaches classes on historic preservation at YSU. Following the visit we will drive to the Peter Allen Inn, about 20 minutes to the north, in Kinsman, OH for lunch and a visit to one of the grandest houses in the Reserve. In 1821, Dr. Peter Allen hired architect Willis Smith of Connecticut to construct his home. This would become Smith's most memorable accomplishment and a jewel in the Federal Neo-Classical style. The building was recently completely restored and is now a two room bed and breakfast and fine dining destination. An announcement will be sent in May with directions and a reservation form. Both of these sites are prime examples of the best in the early Western Reserve.
For more information about The Peter Allen Inn, check out the website at peteralleninn.com