Remarkable Ohio


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28-76 Site of 1917 Greek Orthodox Church

Side A: Greek Christian refugees from Asia Minor migrated to Canton in the early 1900s settling in the industrial area known as “Carnahan.” Erected in 1917, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church was chartered by Elies Korosedes, Nick Kessenides, Alex Heropoulos, Harry Achilles, and Paul Paulidis. It cost $50,000 to build and was repaid within 3 years by parishioners, mostly laborers earning 30 cents an hour. In 1927, a separate building Koraes Hall was added as a social and cultural center. It was later connected to the church in 1934. The property was sold in 1976 and subsequently changed ownership many times. On September 2, 2020, a devastating fire destroyed the former Koraes Hall, rendering the remaining structure unsafe. City officials condemned the buildings for demolition and buried the remnants beneath the ground.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church; Koraes Ladies Society; Ohio History Connection
Address: 1749 10th Street Northeast, 
Latitude: 40.805210
Longitude: -81.353609