313 Market Street

Market St.
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This is how 313 Market Street appeared in the Spring of 2009 when it was listed to Richard Rush. (The bell tower of the Presbyterian Church can be seen behind the house and the First National Bank Building is on the right.)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/24/09 - Image Year: 2009

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This house sits on the south side of the 300 Block of Market Street. It has an interesting history.

At one time it served as the home of James Carpenter, a blind dealer in chickens, eggs, butter and other farm items. He lived here with his wife and son James. The elder Carpenter was last seen on December 10, 1893. It turns out that Mr. Carpenter was beaten with a two foot long heavy club; his throat was slashed severing the arteries, veins and much of the other tissue in his neck and his body was hauled almost a quarter of a mile on a stolen sled and dumped in the Tuscarora Creek. His son James Jr. was eventually charged with and convicted of the crime, having killed his father in the barn behind the house.

Sometime thereafter the property was known as the Elder Boarding House. Mrs. Elder took in boarders.

In 1945 the property was purchased by Wayne and Isabel (Anders) Boyer for use as a restaurant. Wayne gutted the entire first floor and installed a steel beam for reinforcement and then renovated the first floor as a restaurant. The restaurant had moved its location across Market Street from the 310 address. The restaurant was operated until it closed in 1952.

The Boyer Family lived above the restaurant and remained living there until they moved to First (Water) Street at the end of 1954.

After the restaurant was closed the building became the initial location of the Tuscarora Valley Loan Company and today it serves as a private residence.

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Contributed by ray on 2/21/17 - Image Year: 1962
This is how the building looked in 1962 when it was serving as the headquarters of the Tuscarora Valley Loan Company. (The folks in front of the building are enjoying the 1962 Sesquicentennial parade.) (Photo submitted by Randy Groninger)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 5/25/14 - Image Year: 2007
MARKET STREET: an aerial view of Market Street between the intersections with Third and Fourth Streets as represented by Google Earth.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/26/09 - Image Year: 1889
This map shows the 300 block of Market Street as it appeared in 1889. This house is represented as #6 on the map.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/26/09 - Image Year: 1904
This map shows the 300 block of Market Street as it appeared in 1904. This house is represented as #6 on the map.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/26/09 - Image Year: 1911
This map shows the 300 block of Market Street as it appeared in 1911. This house is represented as #6 on the map.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/26/09 - Image Year: 1928
This map shows the 300 block of Market Street as it appeared in 1928. This house is represented as #6 on the map.



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