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C. W. Sitler General Store - Enon Valley

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This large building, once owned by prominent local resident George Herr (1832-1900), was located on Main Street just beside the PRR train station in “New” Enon Valley. It primarily served as a largest general store in Enon Valley for many years. The Enon Valley Post Office was also located here for some time and was the scene of several daring robberies in the early 1900’s. Cary W. Sitler (1877-1961), a native of Leetonia OH, and his wife Elizabeth operated a grocery and general store here (shown above) from about 1901 until they relocated to Denver CO in about 1915. This building housed various stores for the next several decades until it was finally torn down in the late 1960’s. (c1910) Full Size



  1. Hi, Jeff! Thanks for this photo—I’ve never seen it before. The Enon Station P.O. was located in this building for a time. This was also Enon’s Big Store, “Everything for Everybody,” one of the first proprietors being George Herr. It was located on the west side of Main Street, Route 551, just north of the brick Enon Station (built in 1877). The Post Office was also in a frame building that was once shared with the Enon Valley Phone Company. It is now in a 60’s-era building on Vine Street, Route 351.

    This building in the photo stood until the late 1960s, with the Masonic Lodge meeting on the top floor, until one of the owners doing renovations took out some load bearing walls and the floor began to give way. Nevertheless, the building had to be torn down, and some locals kept some of the bricks for souvenirs. The Masons built a modern building just north of town in Little Beaver Twp, near Old Enon. Enon’s Big Store—Just one more thing that’s “not here anymore.”

    judith foster · 12/14/2014 11:16 PM · #