In 1918 the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company Homes housed the men that built this valley, we hope they will be home to those who will help rebuild it. We are working feverishly to be able to accommodate the oil and gas workers that will be coming to our valley it would be an honor to have them here.
Thank you for your comment UticaShale we WILL keep up the good work.
December 1, 2013 at 2:34 p.m.
@zz3 Iron Soup Historical will continue to do the work that is under our charge. We hope and pray those who are in charge of non profit organizations in those areas will do the same. Until then we will bloom where we are planted - Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company homes.
July 30, 2013 at 6:52 p.m.
ISHPC website: www.ironsoup.com
ISHPC is on Facebook under "Iron Soup Historical Preservation Co.
Click the link below and view actual and rare 1959 video footage of LIFE IN THE COMPANY HOMEShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=supIz...
Additionally, an entertaining and informative video about our ISHPC, the history of the Company Homes, and actual photos from the "Hey Day" of Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company Homes, and last but not least the end game, the creation of a viable Historical District in Campbell that brings tourism, creates jobs and attracts local small businesses, can be found be clicking the link below:
Best Regards,Linda L. Gens, MA BA Executive Dir. ISHPC
July 29, 2013 at 1:41 p.m.
IRON SOUP HISTORICAL PRESERVATION COMPANY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS - 2013
Timothy G. Sokoloff, Founding PresidentGerry Gunn, Board Vice PresidentApril Caruso-Richards, Board SecretaryDiane Marie Ornelas-Rulli TreasurerDr. Donna DeBlasio, Board MemberRick Rowlands, Board MemberRon Eiselstien, Board MemberMark McGrail, Board MemberWilliam Kish, Board MemberTim O'Bryan, Board MemberLinda L. Gens, Board Member
Two of our Board Members are Presidents of Nonprofits themselves, We have a PhD in History on our Board and 3 Members with Master's Degrees (one of which has 2 Master's Degrees) and, one of which has a degree in Historical Preservation with a concentration in Museum Studies. We are also fortunate to have 3 who have served our country,
ISHPC is 'not' a Hobby. YNDC's Garden Grant was funded by the United States Dept. of Agriculture.
Best Regards,Linda L. Gens, MA BA Executive Dir. ISHPClgens@ironsoup.com
July 29, 2013 at 1:18 p.m.
Iron Soup Historical Preservation Company is a public charity under section 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code formed in December of 2010.
Board of Directors: 2013Timothy G. Sokoloff, Founding PresidentGerry Gunn, Board Vice PresidentApril Caruso-Richards, Board SecretaryDiane Marie Ornelas-Rulli Treasurer
July 29, 2013 at 12:58 p.m.
Of the remaining occupants, over half own their apartment units. As for feeling safe we are sure the security in our neighborhood is better than yours michael1757 as we currently have ten cameras monitoring our core area 24/7 and we are adding more this week also.
As for drugs my neighbor who rents off soup city properties LLC is a cab driver, quite, nice guy and his wife, great neighbors. They keep to themselves, walk their dog, go to work, take care of their kid. NORMAL FOLKS.
The retired guys up the street that still live here after years and years, like to drink beer and sit on their porch.
Our current tenant at Iron Soup is a lady that volunteers regularly for various churches, is quite, volunteers here, keeps her place nice, drinks a little on occasion and DOESN"T DO DRUGS AT ALL..
There are a few folks who live in the complex that probably indulge in Marijuana to some extent but it seems that most people could care less about it.
Be sure however that the days of selling crack on corners along with whatever other crazy drug is going around are over here at least for SURE in our area.
Between our staff and our cameras it is not the environment that those type of people seek to sell their wares..
Iron Soup, Soup City Properties, Bill Kish Rentals and M & M House Doctors have all formed an alliance and agreed to screen potential renters instead of just letting anyone move in.
We would rather have empty units than to just slap someone in that will bring back all the same old problems to our neighborhood.
So before you go running off at it, you should COME DOWN HERE and meet with us and the other owners, look around and get the facts as you certainly do not have a CLUE as to what you are talking about.
Many good, hard working, decent people are dedicated to this project including prominent business individuals, local companies, YSU staff, professors and supporters, The Ohio and National Historical Societies, local and state representatives and the list goes on and on.
Now do you really think that all those people would be on our side if they thought our goals were not realistic and achievable?
Again we site Roscoe Village Ohio, and Jarome Arizona as potential business models. Do some research on those sites and how they got started, then come back and see us.
Lastly do some research on Concrete City (Naticote Pennsylvania), and Cement City (Denorra Pennsylvania). Their information and history will give you a clue not only to the importance of saving this last remaining site, but some insight as to how monumentally difficult and expensive tearing it down would be.
America has such little history built up as we are such a young country, this incredible part of it MUST BE SAVED. That is the bottom line.
Do some homework, learn the facts, then draw our conclusions.
Other then that, have a great day.
July 29, 2013 at 9:09 a.m.
EXCUSE ME, IT'S CAMPBELL WHAT DO YOU EXPECT.
And where are you from mrblue I hide behind a screen name? TELL ME THE NAME OF THE CITY IN MAHONING COUNTY OR TRUMBULL OR COLUMBIANNA FOR ALL THAT MATTER THAT HAS NO DRUG DEALERS NO CRIME NO BURGLARIES.
You are a total and complete MORON incapable of reasonable thinking. I think the reason why Campbell has been singled out a lot over the years is you always have to point the finger at the best to make the worst look better.
Lets not forget it was the YS&T, especially the CAMPBELL WORKS that built your fricken country. You think Boardman and Poland has some Campbell Ohio steel up somewhere, you bet your ass they do.
So because we were prosperous, popular, fun, exciting and vibrant as a community, we attracted the same problems that Vegas, Atlantic City and other great cities attract when the are Making progress. Drug Dealers, Users, prostitutes WHATEVER flock to where the action is.
When the mills closed however much of the good left and most of the bad stayed. WELL PAY ATTENTION CAUSE THE GOOD IS COMING BACK AND THE BAD IS GOING OUT. Its a new year for our city and a lot of new people with new ideas and a solid plan of action intend on putting our little gem of a city back into the gold setting it belongs in.
SIncerely AngeredTim SokoloffPROUD CITIZEN OF CAMBELL OHIO
February 3, 2012 at 12:40 p.m.
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.
SincerelyTim SokoloffIron Soup Historical Preservation Company
February 2, 2012 at 10:13 a.m.
Technology improves every day. new things are invented, and new methods are found to do things all the time. It is sad that no one believes anyone in our community is capable of overcoming the obstacles involved in making alternative energy sources viable.
The engineering discussions here are great, but still subject to the limited It can't be done thinking method.
To re-invent the wheel requires a though process that involves multiple disciplines of science and engineering as well as an ability to seriously use all the modern technology at our disposal to improve upon what is to create what will be.
I would really like to just disclose all of the things we are working on but there is this little thing I have about my ideas ending up being someone Else's grant winning college proposal and yes that has already happened to me.
So I guess the negative people are saying that no one here in this valley is smart enough to ever create something new, innovative, or monumental.
I can tell you that one British College student is 50K to the good for one of MY designs, but I guess he was more deserving because he didn't live in the Company Homes, or maybe, just maybe if our community would get behind new ideas, ... instead of coming up with a hundred reasons why we should just not have them .... maybe that 50K would have made it here to our community.
So if you really believe that no one here in this valley can be smart enough to do what has never been done before, keep on making the negative comments, you are not putting down our organization, you are putting down our area as a whole.
Of course it is apparent that some folks have no problem bashing our valley, and it's residents, have at that. We will still keep on trying to change what is into what should be.
As for the company homes, endangered or not as long as there are people here moving this site in a positive direction that bulldozer will never roll. The historical society always favors forward progress over demolition, so as long as we are here, YOU MIGHT AS WELL JOIN US CAUSE YOU SURE AREN'T GOING TO BEAT US.
October 12, 2011 at 9:18 a.m.
©Envirominiums, ...remember that term, it will set the standard for environmental homes if we can keep the ball rolling.
This light system is a prototype, and it is performing well but is not intended to be permanent in that spot. We are compiling data for a new and improved system that will have enough lights for the whole building all the way around.
We are aware of far better and far less expensive solar panels and have plans to change the ones that are in place now with them and substitute an advanced charge controller that will be able to handle a hundred lights. We will get to those changes in time.
As far as stimulus money, with our without any help we will get the job done. We have been making slow but steady progress for a little over four years and be sure we will be doing some things that will amaze even the skeptics.
Dimebag, LOL there is a statement of intellect if I have ever heard one, sadly the link you posted is to a company that gets it, to bad you don't
If not for folks like me, companies like that are not possible. You look at our little streetlights as a joke, because you do not know what awaits in the workshop.
Hydrogen, Wind, and Geothermal devices are all part of our program, So laugh today over our little street lamps, because we will laugh tomorrow when we fire up the generator that will surely not need fuel.
And yes funding is always necessary and it would be nice to finally have someone just give us some SERIOUS money but no one gives anyone anything in today's world unless you can prove you can produce results.
So a couple street lamps today, and fifteen or twenty more tomorrow ... maybe someone will eventually take notice and help us fund some real environmental technologies..
I can't even respond to carlstaatz, rotary shaft ROTFLOL ... you should put on your big headphones and get back to listening to that LP you have on your turntable. That Quadrophonic probably has an eight track on it too huh.
As far as the Red Zone goes, anything can be done anywhere, if the right people get together to do it. Besides it is much more rewarding doing something, than doing nothing.
October 10, 2011 at 10:44 p.m.