Ford Service Station - 1919Built in 1919, this building was the first gasoline station in Springboro and served as the bus maintenance facility for Springboro Community City Schools from 1945 to 2001. This shop replaced the home of Mahlon Wright, a son of the village founder Jonathan Wright. Mahlon Wright served Springboro as a state legislator and a postmaster. He was a partner with his brother Josiah in a general store located at 245 South Main. His house was a "station" on the Underground Railroad, a place that offered assistance to runaway slaves during their flight to freedom.
|Placed By||Old Springboro|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 5:00am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 737705 N 4381506|
|Decimal Degrees||39.55033333, -84.23351667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 33.02', W 84° 14.011'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 33' 1.20" N, 84° 14' 0.66" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||513, 937|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 550 S Main St, Springboro OH 45066, US|
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