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Post 3446 History Page 2

The first real Post canteen was a rented building on West Market Street that is currently Jerry’s Café and Bar. At that time, the building wasn’t large enough to accommodate the Post business meetings, so the members held their monthly meetings on the second floor of Deitz’s Shoe Store, which has since been razed to make way for the First National Bank.

After renting, the membership purchased a building on Depot Street to serve as the Post canteen; the post continued to meet above Deitz’s Shoe Store. This building was sold to the City of Orrville and demolished to increase the size of the parking lot.

In 1960 the current Post Home property was purchased and construction began on the building. The initial general contractor was a member and recent Post Commander, Rocco Frangiosi. The building was completed the following year and has remained the home of Post 3446 since 1961.

The building was originally a 40 by 80 foot space containing, a cloak room, office, canteen, kitchen, and a small meeting hall with limited storage space. Over the next 4 decades, it has been expanded to add additional floor space in the main hall, larger storage spaces, and additional kitchen area.

The most recent addition was a memorial vestibule attached to our front entrance. The vestibule was provided by Don Dreher to serve as a memorial to his brother, Richard E. Dreher, an Air Force Captain who was killed in action on March 27, 1972 during the Vietnam War.

Minor renovations and modernizations are ongoing and most of the effort is provided by our members who seem to possess just about every skill necessary to accomplish whatever task arises.



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Post 3446 430 West Market Street, Orrville Ohio 44667