About

Our History

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Welcome to the web site for Belden Village's only old-fashioned neighborhood Pub with old-fashioned prices. For your enjoyment, we have created a comfortable, friendly gathering place, reminiscent of the old-fashioned neighborhood Pubs that flourished during the turn-of-the-century. We have used antiques,oak wood, stained and beveled glass and solid brass to recreate the ambiance that was prevalent in the early 1900's. Our large ceiling light fixtures were salvaged from the old downtown Canton Polsky's store that closed in the late 60's. Salvaged from a turn-of-the-century church in Pittsburgh, Pa., come the refinished church pews which serve as our booths. Our restored phone booth came from a now demolished downtown Akron hotel Hand-tooled railings and old-fashioned English Pub signs, imported from London, lend an antique and continental air.The solid oak doors, adorning the interior, were obtained from local estate auctions. The beveled glass ceiling dome is a contemporary piece obtained at an architectural antique auction in Atlanta, Georgia. In an attempt to create a atmosphere conducive to friendly conversation, we have elected not to have a juke box. In it's place we have provided "easy listening" background music.

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In 1987 we added the "Mansion Library." The room was modeled after a turn-of-the-century mansion library and is available for group or individual reservations. We feel that it will enhance any special occasion or add an air of dignity to any meeting. The solid oak paneled room has a rich mahogany finish. The double French beveled glass entrance doors are a 19th Century Victorian design. The large carved oak fireplace mantle was salvaged from a mansion in Philadelphia, Pa. The Victorian style carpeting was imported from London, England as was the wall covering above the oak paneling. The high relief wall covering is called lincrusta and was invented in London in 1877 by the inventor of Linoleum. It can be found in the most prestigious mansions in Europe and the United States, for example, the Carnegie Mansion in New York, the Pabst Mansion in Milwaukee, Wis., and the Rockefeller family mansion.

The twelve foot wide stained glass bay window was created by local artisans using antique style glass imported from Germany. The oak bookcases are intricately carved and contain a wide selection of refrence books for our patrons use. The cabinets below the bookshelves hold phone books for almost every city in the United States and several major European cities. The rich Queen Ann tufted wingback conference chairs add a distinguished "men's club"atmosphere to the room.