Here's an interesting photograph from the Wellsville River Museum files. Notations on the back said it was taken in 1899 on Main St. With the churches in the background you can tell it was taken between 5th & 6th St. The church with the steeple in the center is now the Masonic Temple. It was a Presbyterian Church at the time. We believe it was called United Presbyterian. The light colored round stone on the front toward the top is still there. The other church partially hidden by the telephone pole was the First Methodist at 5th & Main, before they rebuilt.
What made it particularly interesting to us are the three houses just down from United Presbyterian. There is now an alley where the third house down was sitting. Between it and the church is now the Home Savings Building at 525 Main St. That is now the home of the Twisted Stone.
We're left wondering if the circus came to town on a train, off loaded at the 3rd Street Train Station and was enroute to the fair grounds in the lower end of town.
The River Museum is open each Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4:30 PM for touring.