No. 259 Park Avenue - ca. 1920

Sources: Pamela L. Speis, Mahoning Valley Historical Society;
Youngstown Vindicator - 1937 article

The Georgian Colonial Revival style Park Avenue house was built in 1900. Krauter lived at the home until his death in 1929. Krauter came to Youngstown from New Jersey in 1884 and opened the C.H. Krauter drug store in the Manning-McKeown building at 25 West Federal Street, according to Vindicator files. He was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy - class of 1881.

He married the former Mary Elizabeth McCartney from Girard in 1895. Her father was a pioneer coal operator, her obituary reads. The store, which initially sold stationery and drugs, later moved one block east. At the turn of the century, the onyx soda foundation at the Krauter store was more elaborate than any other in Youngstown at the time or since, a 1937 Vindicator article says. The new store was at 25 West Federal Street.

His wife lived in the Park Avenue home until her death in 1955. She served as the store's president for about six months in 1937 when the store was leased to the G.C. Murphy Co. Krauter's estate was estimated at $500,000 at the time of his death in 1929.

Death Certificate for Charles Henry Krauter, Division of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death #23011. Date of Birth March 15, 1861 . Date of Death March 29, 1929 , age at time of death 68 years 14 days.

Wife Mary McCartney. Address: 259 Park Avenue . Occupation - druggist. Birthplace Bridgeton , NJ . Father - Charles Krauter, Mother - Mary Cook. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery , funeral director John S. Orr & Son