Winery, Coffee Shop, Home Win Historic Revitalization Awards

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A former mansion in Liberty Township and a coffee shop on the West Side are the winners of the 2024 Commercial Revitalization Awards, presented by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society.

A private home in Canfield won the Community Revitalization Award.

Woodland Estates winery, 3128 Logan Way, Liberty, is the largest of the three projects. It was the work of owners Nate and Dani Wilson, who also own the Woodland Cellars restaurant-winery in Hubbard.

The mansion was built in the early 1900s. It was formerly owned by the Diocese of Youngstown, which used it as a spiritual retreat center. The structure had been vacant for at least a decade when it was purchased by the Wilsons and was in a state of disrepair.

The Wilsons first razed a 36-room dormitory that had been added to the rear of the structure.

Known as the Sampson mansion, it is a white Greek Revival structure with ornate interior woodwork and a grand staircase.

Trek Coffee House on Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown.

Trek coffee shop, 1588 Mahoning Ave., opened this year after the building was given a complete makeover. The renovation is credited to RBF Colab architectural firm, owner Levi Smith and Paul Hagman.

The Smiths purchased the building and the one next to it for their coffee roasting business.

The coffee shop structure formerly housed an auto parts store, and before that, was the home of Lazar’s Super Market.

The home of David and Sherry Goddard in Canfield.

The Community Revitalization Award went to David and Sherry Goddard for the preservation of their home at 222 S. Broad St., Canfield.

Each year, the MVHS recognizes those who work to preserve historical landmarks in the community.

The awards presentation will take place June 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the former IBM Building, 250 E. Federal St., downtown. Along with the awards, MVHS will hold its annual membership meeting to elect board members and report on its achievements.

Pictured at top: Woodland Estates Winery on Logan Way in Liberty.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.