Milton History

a pictorial history of Milton, PA

Benneville K. Haag lower block

Benneville K. Haag lower block

147-161 S Front St.

This building was located on the east side of south Front Street, south of Center Street, and housed several businesses. Benneville K. Haag probably built it after the great fire of 1880. His daughter Mary married John Y. Buoy, and John inherited the property when Ben died in 1901. They had been business partners for a number of years. The addresses on S. Front Street were renumbered in the early 1900s, which accounts for the discrepancy between the sign and the more recent picture of the building.

From the book "Chronicles and Legends of Milton II" by George S. Venios: There was a walkway along the near end of the building with a footbridge over Limestone Run. It was used by the Miltonian Fire Company across the street to take their horses to stable.

Sign below courtesy of the Milton Historical Society

The second picture below shows how the sign might have looked when new. This is the first reference I have seen that Ben Haag was engaged in the shoe business. Other references cite only hardware and books.

B. K. Haag Shoes sign B. K. Haag Shoes sign - new