OHIO CITY is pleasantly situated on the west side of the Cuyahoga river, on a site of commanding eminence, and directly opposite the city of Cleveland. The original name of the place was Brooklyn, but on the 3d of March, 1836, the Legislature passed an act incorporating it as a city, under its present name. It consists of several good streets, the houses of which are well built.
There are four places of public worship in Ohio city, viz: an Episcopal, a Presbyterian, a Baptist, and a Methodist.
The Episcopal Church, which is not yet finished, is built of hammered stone, and has a lofty steeple. Its style of architecture is Gothic, resembling that of the ancient and venerable Cathedral. This building, when finished, will be one of the best of the kind in the western country, and may be considered as an ornament to the young city.
The present Presbyterian Church, which is a plain frame building, is found too small for the accommodations of the congregation; but arrangements are making for the erection of a new and more spacious edifice.
The Ohio City Exchange stands on an elevated site at the corners of Main and Centre streets. It is a magnificent brick building of five stories, crowned with a noble dome - and having splendid balconies in front, supported by pillars of the Ionic order.
Ohio City supports two district, and one free school, which are conducted in a manner that reflects credit on the managers.
Among the principal manufactories of the place may be mentioned the Cuyahoga Steam Furnace, the Salæratus manufactory, the Steam-Boiler factory, and the Glue manufactory.
The CUYAHOGA STEAM FURNACE, situate on River st. corner of Washington st. was incorporated in 1834, for the manufacture of cast and wrought iron work, adapted to the wants of the country. Capital $100,000 - three fourths of which is paid in. Josiah Barber, Richard Lord, John W. Allen, and Charles Hoyt, are the principal stockholders. The old establishment was burned to the ground in the spring of 1834, soon after the incorporation; since which time the present substantial brick structure, of 235 feet front, with a wing of 90 feet deep, has been erected for the different branches of the business; and is calculated to give employment to upwards of 100 workmen. The amount of castings turned off during the past year exceeded 500 tons, besides a great quantity of wrought iron work, &c. giving employment to seventy men.
Owing to the rapid development of the agricultural resources of this and the western states, requiring increased facilities for the erection of saw and flouring mills, the attention of the company has been chiefly given to improved geering and wrought iron work for them; and have furnished the greater proportion of the better class of mills in this region with their irons.
The establishment is under the control of Mr. Charles Hoyt, who has acquired a reputation for its manufacture that will compete with any other of the kind in the country.
The pig metal used here is chiefly obtained from a blast furnace at Dover (12 miles west,) belonging to the same concern, and is equal in quality to the best Scotch pig.
There are several extensive forwarding and commission houses in Ohio city; and the stores, which are numerous, are well stocked with every article in their line.
There is also a printing establishment in this place, from which are issued a weekly journal, entitled the "Ohio City Argus". And a monthly periodical entitled the "Mothers and Young Ladies" Guide."
The number of houses within the limits of the city may be estimated at 370, and the population we believe amounts to upwards of 2400.
The municipal government is vested in a Mayor, twelve Councilmen, a Recorder, Marshal and City Treasurer.
Hon. Francis A. Burrows, Mayor.
Ezekiel Folsom,H. N. Ward,
S. W. Sayles,Norman C. Baldwin,
H. N. Barstow,William Burton,
Josiah Barber,Edward Concklin,
Edward Bronson,C. E. Hill,
Cyrus Williams,Luke Risley.
D.C. Van Tine, Treasurer.
C. L. Russell, Recorder.
Geo. L. Chapman, Marshal.
J. Freeman, Inspector.
H. Eldredge, Chief Engineer.
W. T. Ward, 1st Assistant Engineer.
H. N. Barstow, 2d Assistant Engineer.
H. G. Townsend, Foreman.
C. L. Russell, Assistant Foreman.
W. H. Hill, Secretary and Treasurer.
NAMES AND RESIDENCE
HEADS OF FAMILIES, HOUSE-HOLDERS, &C.
In Ohio City, August, 1837.
Hamblin L. W. dealer in fancy and staple dry goods, &c. Detroit st. corner
Turnpike, r. Wall st
Hamiup Joseph, shoemaker, Washington st
Harrison Mark, laborer, Washington st
Hartness James, dealer in groceries and provisions, Detroit st corner Pearl st
Hathaway Miss Laura, teacher district school, Vermont st
Haven O. & A. & co. tin, sheet iron, and stove dealers, Detroit st. below Pearl st
Hawley E. Y. printer, Argus office, Main st
Heaton A. G. teamster, Washington st
Hill Christopher E. physician and surgeon, Pearl st
Hill C. E. & co. hardware merchants, Detroit st. bel. Pearl
Hill W. H. (C. E. H. & co.) r. Pearl st
Holliday John, laborer, Pearl st. corner Detroit st
Holmes Silas M. (Viets, Ludlow & H.) r. Pearl st
Houghton Arad, joiner, Pearl st
Howard Francis, furnaceman, Turnpike st
Hoyt, Ward & co. dry goods merchants Detroit st
Hoyt Charles, agent for the Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co. r. Detroit st. above Washington st
Hughes Hugh, pattern maker, Detroit st. ab. Washington
Hurlbert ---, Prospect st
Hunt & Macey, carpenters and builders, Hicks st
Hunt Enoch, (H. & macey,) r. Lorain st
Huntington W. T. physician and surgeon, Detroit st. corner Turnpike st. r. Detroit st. ab. Pearl st
JEFFERSON House, Charles Murcott, Terrace st
Jewitt Henry, teamster, Hanover st
Johnson Haynes, Church st
Johnson Phillip, painter and glazier, Ann st
Johnson Samuel E. carpenter, Pearl st
Joyce J. D. (J. Gillespie & co.) r. Centre st
KEAN James, laborer, Pearl st
Kelsey Eli c. store keeper, River st
Kemble Leonard, mason, Duane st. c. Detroit
Kenedy Arvin, carder and fuller, Columbus st
Kenedy Michael, joiner, Washington
Kilgannon William, laborer, Pearl st
LACEY Isaac, joiner, Fulton st
Lamb Daniel H. salæratus manufacturer, Washington st
Lawrence Henry, carpenter, Hanover st
Leonard Cornelius P. druggist and chemist, Detroit st below Turnpike st
Le Roy Francis L. goldsmith, Detroit st
Lewis Chitman, Clinton st
Lockwood James, tinsmith, Washington st
Lockwood john, saddle and harness maker, Detroit st below Pearl st. r. Pearl st
Ludlow Watson, (Viets, L. & Holmes,) r. Franklin House Cleveland
Luther J. H. (Smith, L. & co.) r. Tremont Block, Main st
McARTHUR Mrs. Hannah, milliner and dress maker, Detroit st. below Pearl st
McArthur Ransom, joiner, Detroit st. below Pearl st
McCain Benjamin, jeweller, r. at Johnson's, Pearl st
McCreary Richard, carpenter, Ann st
McGeary Mrs. boarding house, Pearl st
McGuire James, Detroit st
McKenna John, shoemaker, Detroit st
McLeish William, pattern maker, Pearl st
Macey Charles, (Hunt & M.) r. Hicks st
Malton Mrs. Vermont st
Manchester George, draper and tailor, Detroit st. below Pearl st. r. Washington st
Mannering Daniel, boatman, Detroit st
Masters Thomas, master mariner, Monroe st
Mathews Thomas, laborer, Fulton st
Meech Samuel L. forwarding and commission merchant, River st
Merrick A. W. joiner, Centre st
Merrill William P. r. American Hotel
Miller Alexander G. joiner, Hanover st
Miller William, foundryman, Detroit st. ab. Washington st
Miner Seldom, carpenter & joiner, Tremont Block, Main st
Moore Seth, Detroit st
Morgan Eli, salt merchant, River st
Murcott Charles, proprietor of Jefferson House, Terrace st
Murphy John, grocer, Detroit st. below Pearl st
Musgrave John, laborer, Hicks st
NEAL William, joiner, Lorain st. near Columbus st
Newton Henry, book keeper, r. Washington st
Nicholson Guy, carpenter and joiner, Fulton st
North Noah, portrait painter, Ohio City Exchange
North Samuel, carpenter, Pearl st
OAKLEY & Clemons, cabinet warehouse, Detroit st. c. Wall st
O'Connor Armon, joiner, Detroit st
O'Conner Bostwick, land agent and broker, Columbus st
O'Donnell John, furnaceman, Terrace st
Ohio City Argus, office Tremont Block, Main st
Ohio City Exchange, H. H. Wickware, corner of Main and Centre sts
Ohio City District School, Vermont st
Ohio City Drug Store, Detroit st. near Turnpike st
Ohio City Free School, Church st
Olin Miss, assistant teacher free school, r. Clinton st
O'Rorke George, mason, Pearl st
Osborn William, joiner, Vermont st
Osmon George, ferryman, River st
PARKS E. N. (Turfs & P.) r. Franklin House, Cleveland
Patridge Samuel, boot and shoe maker, Pearl st
Patridge William, boot and shoe maker. Pearl st
Pearl Street House, Pearl st. c. Detroit st
Pearson & Sheldon, physicians and surgeons, Pearl st. near corner of Detroit st
Person Amos, (P. & Sheldon,) r. Wall st
Peek Henry, laborer, Detroit st
Peters Lanson W. foundryman, Pearl st
Pickans Rev. J. D. Turnpike st
Post Office, Detroit st below Pearl
Powell Archibald, tavern keeper, Detroit st. c. Washington
QUIAN John, foundryman, Detroit st. above Washington
Ray John, warehouseman, Church st
Read Gustavus A. joiner, Hanover st
Richaley Ann, boarding house, Pearl st
Risley Luck, post-master, Detroit st. below Pearl st
Roche Michael, laborer Pearl st
Rogers John, laborer, Fulton st
Rogers Mrs. tailoress, Miami st
Ross James, teamster, Monroe st
Russel & Strong, attornies at law, Detroit st. bel. Pearl st
Russel C. L. justice of the peace, Detroit st. below Pearl st. r. at Mr. Winslow's, Washington st. c. West st
SANFORD Daniel, ship joiner, Hanover s
Sargeant Levi, laborer, Pearl st
Sayles & Turney, hat and cap manufacturers, Tremont Block, Main st. and Detroit st.
Sayles S. W. (S. & Turney,) r. Detroit st
Scilar Ransom D. laborer, Vermont st
Sedgwick Jason, joiner, Vermont st
Seldon George, brick maker, Monroe st
Shanks Henry, moulder, Hanover st
Sheldon Benjamin, (Pearson & S.) r. between Detroit and Vermont sts
Sheldon Seth H. Clinton st
Sims John, master mariner, Detroit st
Slaght Edgar, joiner, Washington st
Smart Nathan, joiner, Lorain st
Smead T. H. editor and publisher of the Ohio City Argus, Tremont Block, r. bn. Vermont and Detroit sts
Smith George P. joiner, Vermont st. r. Washington st
Smith Hiram, painter, Vermont st
Smith James P. grocer, Pearl st
Smith J. B. (S., Luther & co.) r. at Chester's, Pearl st
Smith, Luther & co. dry goods and hardware merchants, Tremont Block, Main st
Solloway & Humpries, butchers, Detroit st. bel. Pearl st
Spicer William, cabinet maker, Pearl st
Standart N. M. (Griffith & S. Cleveland,) r. Washington st
Stone Garad, laborer, River st
Strong Homer, painter, Monroe st
Strong Finlay, (Rissell & S.) r. at Brunson's Turnpike st
Sweet Bemsley, master mariner, r. American Hotel
TAINTOR Jesse F. r. Clinton st
Taintor Mrs. Clinton st
Taintor William, clerk for C. P. Leonard, Detroit st
Taylor Charles, farmer, Detroit st
Taylor Uriah, cabinet maker, York st
Thayer L. C. carpenter and joiner, Clinton st
Thomas Charles, farmer, Pearl st
Thompson Jonathan, joiner, Hicks st
Thorp James H. joiner, Clinton st
Tilden Philo, proprietor of the Middleburg furnace, r. Turnpike st
Tisdale Erastus, boat builder, Hicks st
Tomkins Silas, joiner, York st
Toms William, butcher, Pearl st
Townsend Horace G. tallow chandler, Turnpike st
Tufts & Parks, forwarding and commission merchants, River st. opposite Cleveland Centre
Tufts Amos, (T. & Parks,) r. Centre st. c. Spruce st
Tyler D. C. & co. dry goods merchants, Detroit st. above Turnpike
Tyler Lorenzo, (D. C. T. & co.) r. Detroit st
Tyler S. & L. grocers, River st. corner Main st
Tyler Samuel, (S. & L. Tyler,) r. Washington st
Tyley David, ship carpenter, Pearl st
UPHAM Joshua, painter and glazier, Vermont st
TAFT Wm. P. architect and builder, Turnpike st
Van Tick Joseph, M.D., Hicks st
Van Tine D. C. Prospect st
Vaughan John, grocer, Pearl st
Viets, Henry, Vermont st
Viets, Ludlow & Holmes, commission and produce merchants, River st
Viets William A. (V., Ludlow & Holmes,) r. Turnpike st
WAGGONER William, warehouseman, River st
Waller, C. C. Clinton st
Wansor Jacob, tinner, Detroit st
Ward H. N. (W. & Smith, Cleveland,) at Judge Barber's, Pearl st
Ward William T. (Hoyt, W. & co.) r. Pearl st
Weaver Peter, Vermont st
Wenbel John, waggon maker, Wall st
Wenham James, gardiner, Main st
Wheat Solomon, painter and glazier, Turnpike st
Wheat Solomon, Vermont st
Wheelock E. G. at Murphy's, Detroit st. corner Pearl st
White Andrew, grocer, Pearl st. r. Detroit st
White Samuel, farmer, Carroll st
Whiter Alfred, Vermont st
Whitney Rev. Jacob, Hicks st
Wickware H. H. proprietor of Ohio City Exchange, Main st. corner Centre st
Wigginton Joseph, ship carpenter, River st
Wilcox Aaron, blacksmith, River st
Williams Cyrus, architect and builder, State st
Wilson Ephraim grocer, Detroit st. r. Church st
Wilslow Charles, Washington st. corner West st
Winslow Seymour, book keeper, Washington st
Wornington William, carpenter, Prospect st
FOREIGN COINS AND CURRENCIES
THOSE, THE VALUE OF WHICH IS ESTABLISHED BY LAW.
£ sterling of Great Britain
. $4 80
Florin or Guilder of the United Netherlands, ... . 40
Mark banco of Hamburg, .. 33 1/3
Rix Dollar of Denmark, . 1 00
Real plate of Spain, 10
" Vellon, .. 05
Milrea of Portugal, 1 24
Tale of China, 1 48
Pagoda of Bombay, ... 1 84
Do. Of Madras, Bengal and Calcutta, 2 00
Sicca Rupee of Bengal or Bombay, 50
Parts of the foregoing.
The £ of England, Ireland, Halifax. Quebec, &c. is divided into 20s.
Each shilling, .. 12d.
A Florin or Guilder of Netherlands, 100 centimes.
" Mark Banco of Hamburgh, .. 16 schillings.
" Rix Dollar of Denmark, 96 "
" Rupee of Bengal, &c . 16 annes.
each anne, 12 pice.
" Milrea of Portugal, 1000 reas.
" Tale of China, 10 mace.
each mace, 10 candareens.
each candareen, 10 cash.
" Pagoda of India, .. 42 fanams.
each fanam, . 80 cash.
Those, the value of which is fixed by custom and by the treasury department.
A Florin of Java is $0 40
" Rix Dollar of Bremin, ... 75
" Milrea of Brazil, according to its value compared with Spanish or American Dollars.
" Franc of France, . 18Ύ
A £ of Nova Scotia and other British Provinces of North America, 4 00
" Scudo of Malta, .. 40
An ounce of Sicily, 2 46
A Pezza of Leghorn, .. 90Ύ
" Livre of do. .. 15Ύ
" new Livre of Genoa, 18Ύ
" Ducat of Naples, .. 80
" Rix dollar of Prussia, 68 29/100
" Florin of do. 22Ύ
" Florin of Bohemia, Trieste and Augsburg, .. 48
" " of St. Gall, . 40 36/100
" Silver Rouble of Russia, .. 75
" Paper Rouble of Russia, according to its value compared with Spanish or American dollars.
" Piastre of Smyrna, do. Do
" Rix dollar of Saxony, .. 69
" Rix dollar of Gibraltar, 1 00
" Tical of Siam, .. 61 7/10
Parts of the foregoing.
A Bremin Rix Dollar is divided into
" Franc, . 100 centimes.
" Scudo of Malta, .. 12 taris.
each Tari, . 20 grains.
" Pezza and Livre, . 20 soldi.
each Soldi, 12 denaris.
" New Livre, . 100 centimes.
An Ounce of Sicily, .. 30 tarins.
each Tarin, .. 20 grains.
A Florin of Trieste, &c .. 60 kreutzers.
" Ducat of Naples, . 10 carlins.
each Carlin, 10 grains.
" Rix dollar of Prussia and Saxony, . 24 groschen.
each Groschen, . 12 pfenings.
" Florin of Prussia, .. 16 groschen.
" Rouble of Russia, . 100 copecs.
" Piaster of Smyrna, 40 paras.
" Dollar of Gibraltar, .. 12 reals.
each Real, 16 quartos.
BILLS RELATING TO GOLD AND SILVER COINS,
Passed in June, 1834.
Bill concerning the Gold Coins of the United States, and for other purposes.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Gold Coins of the United States shall contain the following quantities of metal, that is to say: - each Eagle shall contain two hundred and thirty-two grains fine gold, and two hundred and fifty-eight grains standard gold; each Half Eagle one hundred and sixteen grains fine gold, and one hundred and twenty-nine grains standard gold; each Quarter Eagle shall contain fifty-eight grains fine gold, and sixty-four and a half grains standard gold; every such Eagle shall be of the value of ten Dollars; every such Half Eagle shall be of the value of five Dollars; and every such Quarter Eagle shall be of the value of two Dollars and fifty cents; and the said gold coins shall be receivable in all payments, when of such weight, according to their respective values; and when of less than such weight, at less values, proportioned to their respective actual weights.
Sec. II And be it further enacted, That all standard gold and silver deposits for coinage, after the 31st day of July next, shall be paid for in coin, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, within five days from the making such deposit, deducting from the amount of said deposit of gold and silver, one half of one per centum; Provided, that no deduction shall be made unless said advance be required by such depositer within forty days.
Sec. III And be it further enacted, That all gold coins of the United States, minted anterior to the 31st day of July next, shall be receivable in all payments at the rate of ninety-four and eight tenths of a cent per penny-weight.
Sec. IV. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force
from and after the 31st day of July, in the year one thousand eight
hundred and thirty-four.
An Act regulating the value of certain foreign Gold Coins within the United States
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That from and after the 31st day of July next, the following gold coins shall pass current as money, within the United States, and be receivable in all payments, by weight, for the payment of all debts and demands, at the rates following, that is to say : - the gold coins of Great Britain, Portugal and Brazil, of not less than twenty-two carats fine, at the rate of ninety-four cents and eight tenths of a cent per pennyweight; the gold coins of France, 9-10ths fine, at the rate of 93 cents and 1-10th of a cent per pennyweight; and the gold coins of Spain, Mexico and Columbia, of the fineness of 20 carats, 3 grains and 7-16ths of a grain, at the rate of 89 cents and 9-10ths of a cent per pennyweight.
Sec. II. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the
Secretary of the Treasury to cause assays of the aforesaid gold coins made current
by this act, to be had at the mint of the United States, at least once in every
year, and to make report of the result thereof to Congress.
An Act regulating the value of certain foreign Silver Coins within the United States.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Untied States of America, in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act, the following silver coins shall be of the legal value, and shall pass current as money within the United States, by tale, for the payment of all debts and demands, at the rate of one hundred cents the dollar; that is to say, the Dollars of Mexico, Peru, Chili and Central America, of not less weight than four hundred and fifteen grains each, and those re-stamped in Brazil of the like weight, of not less fineness than ten ounces fifteen pennyweights of pure silver, in the troy pound of twelve ounces of standard silver; and the Five-Franc pieces of France, when of not less fineness than ten ounces and sixteen pennyweights, in twelve ounces troy weight of standard silver, and weighing not less than three hundred and eighty-four grains each, the rate of ninety-three cents each.Sec. II. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to cause assays of the aforesaid silver coins, made current by this act, to be had at the mint of the Untied States at least once in very year and to make report of the result thereof to Congress.
ADDITIONS AND ALTERATIONS.
Baxter Abraham, joiner, Academy st.
Baxter R. D. & Co. grocers & provision dealers, 17 Merwin st.
Billings H. W. (B. & Mather,) r. E. Clark's Public Square
Bishop J. & co. dry goods merchants and grocers, Columbus st. Cleveland Centre
Brayton Henry F. book keeper in the Bank of Cleveland, r. American House
Cross D. W. deputy collector of customs, 39 Superior st.
Cushing E. physician and surgeon, 41 Ontario st
FARMERS' AND MECHANICS' HOTEL, Geo. W. Sanford, Ontario st. corner Michigan st.
Gale R. & Co. grocers and provision dealers, basement of Post Office, Superior st.
Gardner & Vincent, cabinet makers, 34 Water st.
Griffith & Standart, forwarding and commission merchants Superior Lane, corner Merwin st.
Harvey John, laborer, Rockwell st.
Hastings Samuel, (R. Gale & Co.) r. American House
Hurd Seth T. (H. & Parish,) r. cor. High and Sheriff sts
Ingraham Timothy, Secretary for Ohio Canal Towing Co. Ohio Canal Packet Boat Co. &c. r. Public Square
Lane J. S. & Co. Umbrella, Parasol and Musical Instrument manufacturer, 20 Superior st.
Merwin George B. r. Public Square, corner Ontario st
Nax Joseph, professor of music, 82 Bank st
Pratt G. W. professor of sacred music, 34 Superior st. r. American House
Sanford George W. proprietor of Farmers' and Mechanics' Hotel, Ontario st. c. Michigan st.
Dissolutions in Cleveland since the Directory was put to press.
Gardner & Cornwall.
Griffith, Pease & Co. now Griffith & Standart.
Hood & Cary, now Joel Hood.
OHIO CITY.Bates C. H. mason and building contractor, Detroit st.
Taintor & Hamblin, now L. W. Hamblin.
Forwarding and Commission Merchants, &c.
Barstow & Co. forwarding and commission merchants, and agents for the Eagle Line, &c. [See advertisement.]
Tufts & Parks, forwarding and commission merchants, and agents for the Steam-Boat Sheldon Thompson and Schooners Lexington, Texas, Henry Roup, Navigator, Post-Boy and Ottaway. [See advertisement.]
Viets, Ludlow & Holmes, commission and produce merchants. [See advertisement.]
Ohio City Exchange, H. H. Wickware, Main st. c. Centre
American House, George W. Freeman, Main st. c. Elm
Pearl Street House, ---- -----, Pearl st.
Powell's -----, Detroit st. corner Washington st.
Jefferson House, Charles Murcott, Terrace st