It didn’t take Malone University President David King and his wife, Winnie, very long to get comfortable in Stark County. The couple, here since last fall, have turned an empty, white-walled new house in Monticello Estates into a warm, inviting space.
It would be hard to imagine the Ida Saxton McKinley home as anything other than a fine Victorian mansion. Amazingly, the beautifully restored building at 331 Market Ave. S once held the Bargain Center Grocery and a barbershop. It even had a faux storefront disguising the former first lady’s childhood residence.
Sandy Worley operates her 4,000-square-foot historic home as a bed and breakfast. Marian “Sandy” Worley lives, works and entertains surrounded by her many collections of antiques. Her mantra? “You name it, I collect it.”
Lighting your home’s exterior for the holidays isn’t always as easy as it seems. Many people have started hiring professionals to get it done each year, figuring the cost involved beats the time, energy and frustration of handling it on their own.
Ridgewood is a 2.5-square-mile area comprised of 290 houses and located fewer than two miles north of downtown Canton. The entire neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places — the only Stark County neighborhood with that distinction.