But it wasn't long before the distinctive building located at the intersection of three main Lorain County routes became the home of some new businesses. One of the first was Big "T" Flying Carpet, which ran the ad below in the February 10, 1972 Amherst News-Times.
Here's another Amherst News-Times ad (below) for the company, this time from October 3, 1974.
And here's another from March 1975 (below).
Later (by 1980 for sure), the former Old Stone Villa became the longtime home of T-N-T Antiques, run by Ted and Helen (Toots) Stanziano for more than 28 years.
These September 2008 'ghost' street views (below) from Google Maps shows the Old Stone Villa after the fire that ultimately resulted in the building's demolition.
Today the building's former location is a parking lot (below) and the Old Stone Villa is but a memory.
|A recent view of the former Stone Villa property|
But for Linda Harding, it's still a pleasant memory.
|Mary and Samuel Ross at a catered event |
in the dining room
"Oh, and I might add, my love of cooking and feeding people as well.”
Special thanks to Linda Harding for sharing her stories and photos.