Here's a picture given me by Stevenson's Todd Lynch last week. McKinley School in the bottom center was located where McDonalds is today, at the corner of 1st & Lisbon Street. It was build in 1891.
The American Tin Mill plant was built in 1874 and the portion seen in the picture is where the new BWD Pump Station sits today, along the railroad tracks and Little Yellow Creek. The first tin plate made in the United States was rolled in that mill. The tin mill took up all of that block. The American Legion Post 70 on Wells Avenue was an office building for the mill. At that time it was a two story building.
The picture says "Courtesy of the Wellsville Historical Society" but doesn't note when it was put out. Some of those houses along First Street are still there. With no leaves on the trees and the shadows I'm thinking the picture was originally taken on a winter afternoon. Without the buildings we now know as the Jim Kenney Center I'm guessing it was taken sometime before the 1920s.
The picture given me was kind of faded and was enhanced by Haugh Designs for a better look. Thanks Susie and thanks Todd for the picture itself. You can click on the picture to make it bigger.