Created By: Ohio's Winding Road
Ellody Building- As you make your way down the street headed west from the BTA Office, you’ll arrive at the end of the street and come across the Ellody Building. Named for the Ellis and Baroody families, Ellody is a combination of the families two last names that ran the confectionery. Prior to becoming known as the Ellody, the building served as home to Benjamin Threw’s Meat Shop. The building housed many food confectioneries over the years. Serving the community as a food confectionary, this also allowed the village to have a vibrant Lebanese community, as immigrants would make their way to Shawnee to work as food confectionery owners. In the 1950s, the building served the community as the local malt shop. Thus, the Ellody became the unofficial village hangout spot for Shawnee youth. It was a beloved building for Shawnee residents as the building hosted several dances. Residents from the surrounding area including New Lexington and New Straitsville would come for entertainment.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Shawnee Historic Walking Tour