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Rotarians get a little Good Humor

June 7, 2012
The Town Crier
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The speaker at the Rotary Club of Austintown's June 4 meeting was William Lawson, director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Association, founded in 1875 and still active in preserving and presenting history 137 years later. He spoke mostly of the new project of the society, The Tyler History Center, located at 325 W. Federal St. This building is historically important because it was the home of the Harry Burt Confectionary Co., which gave the world the Good Humor ice cream bar and started in Youngstown. His building had room for production of ice cream and candy, but also a restaurant, bakery, florist, and ballroom. He also had a fleet of trucks that sold his product in neighborhoods starting in 1927. The historical society acquired the property from the Ross Radio Co., the second tenant, which had preserved the building largely intact until it closed in 2007. They are in the process of restoration and conversion to a history center, open to many events and allowing the full archives to be available to the public. Pictured is President Deanna Spirko presenting a certificate of appreciation and a book to be donated to Woodside School Library to Lawson.


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