Created By: Licking County Library
The location of the downtown loction of the Licking County Library has been the site of a variety of establishments over the years. One building that once stood on the corner was Joe Bader Pool & Billiard Parlor. In addition to the pool hall, the site hosted several grocers during its existence, and the southern portion of the lot lies on the filled-in sections of the Ohio and Erie Canal.
Image 1: South Fifth Street and Main in 1895 with Joe Bader's tavern.
Image 2: Aerial photograph from 1999 of the construction of the current Library building.
Image 3: Detail from 1853 map of Newark showing the corner of Fifth and Main with the canal passing parallel to Main
This point of interest is part of the tour: Historic Newark Downtown Walking Tour