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Group restoring old Sheet & Tube company homes asks for help

Published: Wed, February 1, 2012 @ 10:59 p.m.


The leader of a group that works to restore the Sheet & Tube company homes says it’s time for Campbell leaders to take more interest in the homes.

Tim Sokoloff, president of the Iron Soup Historical Preservation Co., told city council Wednesday that his group of six volunteers managed to make a difference in the neighborhood with a small budget.

The group owns 19 of the 179 homes that are left in the complex, which consists of one- and two-unit apartments in concrete row houses that were the first of their kind. Sheet & Tube steel mill built them in 1918 for their workers in the Campbell plant. They are on the National Register of Historic Places, but many of them are in disrepair.

The group is now asking for the city's help to further its efforts.

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1SickofJimbo(140 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

The group should look at the appearance from Robinson road. Very shameful. If you can't do repairs with private funds they will have to be torn down. The building code requirements will make repairs not feasible. Tear them down now. "The iron soup historical society" what is that???!

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2ironsouphistorical(15 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

FIrst of all this group looks at the appearance of all the places every day WE LIVE HERE.

Secondly we have remodeled and refaced many units that we own on the inside for a total investment of over 21K of our own money we raised.

Next we have the right to apply for grants and funding that is allocated for historical restoration and improvement purposes as well as community improvement purposes.

Lets also keep in mind that the Ohio and the National historical society will make the call in regards to what gets torn down or not, NOT YOU, so I suggest using the terms should be in your verbage not will be as these decisions are not yours to make.

Now lets address building code requirements.

We have two units that have been remodeled, brought up to code and have passed a 2011 inspection, we will have two more completed by spring.

Repairs here are not only feasable, but easy when you have talented, capable individuals on your staff.

Who is the Iron Soup Historical Preservation Company, Show your face at the next Cambpell City Council meeting and find out.

Lastly, have YOU been out to the Campbell Pride Clean Up Day events, Iron Soup Historical has IN FORCE. Do you go to participate in StreetScapes to help plant flowers and beutify DownTown Youngstown, we have.

I would guess that you have not as it is usually those who do the least that run down the folks doing the most.

Our organization has invested over 12 thousand work hours in our community in 2011, What have you or any organization you operate done to help our valley.

You wanna have something to say, sign your name, who you are and what organization you represent don't hide behind a screen name.

Tim Sokoloff
Iron Soup Historical Preservation Company

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