Created By: Licking County Library
The main library location 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 Street and Main Street with the canal passing parallel to Main Street.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Historic Newark Downtown Walking Tour