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Color photo image postcard of Chillicothe Street downtown with Kentucky hills in the background. Pictured - National Bank, Smith Drugs, Citizen Bank, Bragdons, Kubackers, Gallaher Drugs.

The Esplanade, or Government Square, or Gallia Square, as it was called in the 1800's is located at the corner of Gallia and Chillicothe Streets. In 1959, during a special ceremony, the name was changed to the Roy Rogers Esplanade.

From 1918 to 1938, the building was Smoke House Billiards and Cigars. In 1939, it became the American Building and Loan Association. By 1994, its name had changed to the American Savings Bank, which it retains today.

From 1918 to 1930, the building was home to the Wilhelm family. From 1932 to 1963, it was tranformed into Wilhelm Jewelry. In 1965, it became Citizens Savings Bank. Today, it is home to Charter One Bank, the same company but with a different name.

Martings Department Store was started in 1872. It closed in 2002. The future of the building has been debated.

From 1918 to 1930, these buildings made up the Portsmouth Dry Goods Company and the Fischer & Streich Pharmacy. Throughout the next several decades, the buildings would become various commercial stores. Today, the buildings are home to a restaurant…

According to the Scioto County Auditor, this building was built in 1910. It was remodeled in 1977. From 1918 to 1927, the building was used for residences. From 1960 to 2002, it was Ehrman & Company Household Appliances. From 2003 to 2010, it was…

According to the Scioto County Auditor, this building was built in 1915 and remodeled in 1978. From 1918 to the early 1930's, the building was used for the Multer Brothers Meat Shop. In the early 1940's, it became the Portsmouth Shooting School. From…

According to the Scioto County Auditor this building was built in 1914. Throughout the 1900's, the building was used for many cafes and restaurants. In the early 2000's, it was used for a hair salon and day spa. As of 2016, the building has become…
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