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Source Books - Sidney's Downtown

Many of these reference materials are available at the Amos Memorial Public Library, in the reference/Genealogical sections, or through the Ohio Historical Society. Some links are established to Shelby County Historical Society materials available elsewhere on this website.

Sayre, Jim. 1916 Road Guide Points To More Leisurely Pace in County. Produced and printed by the Shelby County Historical Society, December, 1996.

A Historic Tour of Downtown Sidney. Produced and printed by the Shelby County Historical Society, December, 1995.

Boller, Mary Ellen. A Historical Study of a Midwest Ohio City School’s Growth: The Influence of Business and Industry. Published April 12, 1989.

A Shelby County Masterpiece. Brochure produced by Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association. Publication date unknown.

Shull, Carol D. Creating a Partnership. Produced by the National Register of Historic Places, Interagency Resources Division. CRM, Volume 16, No. 2, 1993.

Gearhart, Blanche. Early History of Sidney. "The Sidney Daily News." Publication date unknown.

Early Ohio Highways. Produced and printed by the Ohio Historical Society, November, Volume 11.

Sayre, Jim. Finding Information on Shelby County. Written for Shelby County Historical Society newsletter, "Historical Highlights" and the JUST FOR KIDS web site, June, 1997.

Golden Anniversary Fiftieth Shelby County Fair Souvenir Premium Book. Produced by the Shelby County Fair Board, September 13-16, 1910.

Howe, Henry. Historical Collections of Ohio, in two volumes. Produced by the State of Ohio, printed by C.J. Krehbiel & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1902.

Casad-Lodge, Sherrie. "Historical Highlights". Produced and printed by the Shelby County Historical Society, May 26, 1996, Page 1.

Sutton, R. History of Shelby County, Ohio. Original Edition produced by R. Sutton and published in Philadelphia, PA in 1883. The Second Edition, (including name index) produced by the Shelby County Historical Society Second Edition, printed by Hammer Graphics in Piqua, 1968.

Casad-Lodge, Sherrie; Sayre, Jim. History to Call Your Own. Produced by the Shelby County Historical Society, printed by A&B Printing, Ft. Loramie, April, 1997.

Wallace, Rich. Indian Massacre Took Place in Northern Miami Co. Printed in "The Sidney Daily News", October 14, 1995.

Industrial & Commercial Sidney, Ohio. Produced by the Sidney Commercial Club. Publication date unknown (ca. 1915)

Local Banks. "The Sidney Daily News", Page 56. Publication date unknown.

Barnes, Joseph; Bradford, John; Conover, Charlotte; Culkins, W.C.; Hover, John; Jones, Walter; Leiter, Clayton; Wright, Willard; "Memoirs of the Miami Valley, Volume III." Published by the Robert O. Law Company, 1920.

Miss Ann Conklin, The Oldest Resident, History of the Blake Family. Printed in "The Sidney Journal", August 10, 1894.

Porcher, Connie. National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form. Sidney Courthouse Square Historic District. Printed in 1979.

Willsey, Carol; Flarrell, C.G.; Clint, Florence. Ohio Area Key. Printed in 1977.

Powell, Esther. Ohio, The cross road of our nation, Records & Pioneer Families. Volume 1, No. 1. January - March 1960.

Norean, Jackie. Proprietor of former Purity notes 90th today. "The Sidney Daily News." Publication date unknown.

Bevans, Betty. Shelbyana. Produced and printed by the Shelby County Genealogical Society, various articles.

Avery, Emmet R. Sidney, A City Noted For Its Manufacturing. The Sidney Daily News, 1910.

Sidney — A Retrospect of the past and a sketch of the present —our advantages and attractions. Printed in "The Sidney Journal", January 5, 1872.

Surveyors Carved Order... Printed in Bicentennial Edition of "The Sidney Daily News."

Boland, Beth. Teaching With Historic Places, Where Did History Happen? Produced by the National Register of Historic Places, Interagency Resources Division. CRM, Volume 16, No. 2, 1993.

The first book of record. Some Gleanings From the Volume Which Forms the Foundation of the Recorder’s Office. "The Sidney Journal", August 9, 1895.

Becker, Dan. Their Buildings Now. Produced by the River Corridor Project, printed by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 1981-1987.

Porcher, Connie. Town Promotion and the Rural Mystique: Sidney, Ohio, A Case Study. August, 1981.

Scott, John B; Minton, John. Wilderness To Prosperity. Produced by the Shelby County Historical Society, printed by the Sidney Printing and Publishing Company, 1970.

Wozone Architecture. Produced by ‘The Sidney Daily News’ on their website, October, 1997.


  • Acker, Todd. Monumental Building photograph.
  • Amos Memorial Public Library. Miscellaneous illustrations and photographs from Ross Archives.
  • Roettger, Larry. Shelby County Courthouse photo on cover.
  • Homan, Tom; Lodge, Sherrie; Lodge, David; Miscellaneous photographs.
  • Thompson, Herman. Line art illustration of Sgt. Baker in the JUST FOR KIDS logo. Logo developed by Sherrie Casad-Lodge.

'Downtown' segment written in October, 1998 by Sherrie Casad-Lodge 


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