Dignity Flooring proudly serves Salem Ohio. Salem Ohio is the largest city in Columbiana county and extends into Mahoning county. South of Youngstown and east of Canton, some 12000 people call it home. Founded by Quakers in 1806, Salem and its citizens took notable action in the abolitionist movement of the early- to mid-19th century. During this time the little big city acted as a hub for the American Underground Railroad. Through the 20th century, Salem served as one of many industrial towns in Northeast Ohio’s Mahoning Valley region. Today, the city is the economic center of Columbiana County, home to both the Hannah E Mullins School of Nursing and Kent State University at Salem. Kent State University Salem Ohio
Salem was founded by New Jersey clockmaker, Zadok Street, and a Pennsylvanian potter, John Straughan, in 1806 and incorporated in 1830. The city was named after Salem, New Jersey, Street’s home town. The name Salem is a biblical reference to Jerusalem and means “city of peace”. The city’s early settlers included the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, which the local school district’s sports teams honor by referring to themselves collectively as the Salem Quakers. Dignity Flooring is proud to support the Salem Quakers.
Salem’s progressive past
In the mid 1800’s Salem was a center for reform activity. Beginning in 1845, The Anti-Slavery Bugle, an abolitionist newspaper, was published in Salem. A local group of the Progressive Friends, Quakers who separated from the main body partly to be freer to work for such causes as abolitionism and women’s rights, formed in Salem in 1849 when the local school board was composed entirely of abolitionists.
Salem was the site of an annual conference, the Anti-Slavery Fair, which was organized to raise money for anti-slavery activities.
In April 1850, Salem hosted the first Women’s Rights Convention in Ohio, the third such convention in the United States. The Salem Convention was the first to be organized on a statewide basis. All the convention officers were women. Men were not allowed to vote, sit on the platform, or speak during the convention. When the convention was over the male attendees created an organization of their own to support the actions of the women’s convention.
Two sections of the city are designated National Register historic districts: the South Lincoln Avenue Historic District and the Salem Downtown Historic District, which includes several of the town’s monumental and architecturally distinctive homes and businesses.
Dignity Flooring in Salem Ohio is proud to support the historical society.
Other city properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places include the Burchfield Homestead, home to painter Charles E. Burchfield, the John Street House and Daniel Howell Hise House, both Underground Railroad stations.
The Burchfield Homestead acted as the boyhood home of Charles E. Burchfield. It is located in Salem, Ohio, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Charles Burchfield relied heavily on his childhood home as inspirations for his paintings of scenes of the local area.
Considered to be one of America’s greatest artists, Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967) lived and painted in this Salem, Ohio house from the age of 5 to 28. He completed nearly half of his lifetime’s work here. Burchfield loved Salem and this neighborhood, and many of his paintings are views from the windows of the Burchfield Homestead.
In 1993 Salem celebrated what would have been Charles Ephraim Burchfield’s 100th birthday. Yesteryears full 28-page souvenir issue was published by the Salem News and is archived at the Salem Library. It contains articles and maps of many of the Salem sites that served as subjects for Burchfield’s work.
Built in 1838, the building was initially constructed as the residence of John Street, a son of the city’s co–founder,
Dignity Flooring of Salem Ohio is proud to serve the historically significant community of Salem Ohio. Not only an active hub for the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement, Salem also took an active role in promoting the vote for women. One of the first three cities in the nation to host a convention, Salem stands as the state of Ohio’s first and foremost city in the suffragist cause.
Salem hosts a number of cultural events, such as the Alan Freed Festival. Take an historical tour, ride a trolley or watch as hundreds of classic cars and hot rods parade through the downtown district. Enjoy a snack at one of the many food carts and stands set up for the occasion. Participate in Second Saturdays all year round. Or enjoy a meal at one of Salem’s notable eateries, such as Coaches Burger Bar or North Jersey Pizza Co. on West State Street, one of Damian’s favorite places for fantastic food!
While there are other flooring contractors in town, none boast the experience and drive for excellence of Salem’s expert flooring source, Dignity Flooring. We are proud to call ourselves Salem Ohio’s premier choice for hardwood flooring, laminate flooring and luxury vinyl plank and tile. Call us today at 330-277-3159 and schedule a free estimate. You’ll be glad you did!