Buildings: Massillon

Virtual Exhibits

Massillon State Hospital

The Massillon State Hospital opened September 6, 1898. The hospital continued until the 1970s, when the focus changed, and today operates as the Heartland Behavioral Health Center. The Massillon Museum does not hold any patient or genealogical records. They do exist in the care of Heartland Behavioral Health Center, but these records are kept private.

For more information on the State Hospital and how to find genealogy records, click here.

McClymonds Building

Built in 1908 as Massillon's first skyscraper, this building has housed banks, doctor's offices, shoe stores, Woolworth's 5 & 10, and much more. This building still stands on the corner of Lincoln Way and Erie Street.


Contemporary Republic Steel World Headquarters Photographs By Photographer Jody Hawk

Photographer Jody Hawk presents contemporary interior and exterior photographs of the former Republic Steel World Headquarters on Oberlin Road in southwest Massillon. The images of the nearly-century-old building preserve its visual presence before its imminent demolition.

See the physical exhibit on the Museum's second floor from April 13 - June 2, 2013.

Contemporary Photographs of Massillon's WPA Projects By Photographer Ali Mercer

Intern and photographer Ali Mercer took 35mm film photographs of locations around Massillon where Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects took place in the 1930s.

Massillon Restaurants

Massillon restaurant photographs from the permanent collection, 1870s-1970s. Please note, this is by no means an exhaustive photographic survey of restaurants.

Massillon Restaurant Menus c.1940-1980
Take a look back of Massillon's food selections and their prices! Menus include Frieg's, Venice, and the Sugar Bowl!

Russell & Company Photographs

Massillon Schools


Includes photographs of Massillon buildings, and by Mallalieu, Ross, Roberts, and Doll Architects: renderings, drawings, construction, before and after photographs.



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