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Huron city officials signed the urban renewal contract with the federal department of Housing and Urban Development in October 1968. Demolition began toward the end of October the following year when six houses on Main and Williams Streets were torn down in just two hours. (video: Dean Sheldon, Huron City Manager, excerpt from Downtown Interrupted)

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Firelands Bank was one of a handful of buildings that were not demolished for the urban renewal project. The bank, established as the First National Bank of Huron in 1891, was later changed to the Berlin Heights Bank and then Firelands Bank. Today it is called the Huntington Bank.
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This postcard depicts Huron's downtown and river front in the 1950s and early 1960s.
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Wright Stein converted an old farmhouse on Main Street into Huron's first funeral home in 1924-25.. The business then passed to his son-in-law John and daughter Florence in 1952 and Ron and Jacqueline Wheland owned the funeral home from 1961-1985. Wayne and Sandy Foster are the current owners. The funeral home was one of the few buildings not demolished for urban renewal.
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