Effort to bring back 1948 Youngstown steel kitchen cabinets - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

UPDATED

Effort to bring back 1948 Youngstown steel kitchen cabinets

Posted: Updated:
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

It's a trip down memory lane for many baby boomers -bright and shiny Youngstown steel kitchen cabinets made by Mullins in Warren.

"When I saw it on Facebook it reminded me of my first house with my parents like my first memories are definitely around those cabinets," said Christian Rinehart, a Warren native who owns Suzie's Dogs and Drafts and O'Donold's.

Rinehart saw the pictures of an original 1948 kitchen set still in the boxes on retrorenovation.com, a blog by Pam Kueber, and knew he had to try to bring it home from Northern California.

"It's kind of really neat that they started a remodel and just ended up not doing it so they kept all the cabinets in the garage. So when Ben bought the house he found  them," said Rinehart.

The hidden gem inspired Rinehart and another Mahoning Valley native, Angela Chasebi, to start a Go Fund Me account to try to buy and ship the set back here but time is of the essence because the seller already has 1600 emails.

"We we would like to be able to get some more traffic to the Go Fund Me page so we'd be able to get to our goal which is $14,000," said Chasebi.

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is interested in the kitchen set but they don't have the money to buy it and they currently don't have the space to permanently display it. They're still interested in the next steps and Rinehart says he'd even find a way to display it. 

"I think it's kind of cool to remember the heritage that has come from here and how successful this town has been and how it's on the upswing again," he said.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Local leaders push for federal funding, support in Washington D.C.

    Local leaders push for federal funding, support in Washington D.C.

    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:28 PM EDT2018-06-24 16:28:36 GMT

    Local leaders meet with state and federal lawmakers to push for more federal funding and jobs. The focus of their conversations last week centered around the future of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Camp Ravenna and the Mahoning River.   Guy Coviello, vice president of government affairs at the chamber and Brad Ehrhart, president of the Portage Development Board joined WFMJ Weekend Today's Press Pass to talk about the conversations they had with state representatives and U....

    More >>

    Local leaders meet with state and federal lawmakers to push for more federal funding and jobs. The focus of their conversations last week centered around the future of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Camp Ravenna and the Mahoning River.   Guy Coviello, vice president of government affairs at the chamber and Brad Ehrhart, president of the Portage Development Board joined WFMJ Weekend Today's Press Pass to talk about the conversations they had with state representatives and U....

    More >>
  • Mentor Police Officer killed by hit-and-run

    Mentor Police Officer killed by hit-and-run

    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-06-24 16:21:41 GMT

    A Mentor Police officer was killed by a hit and run driver early Sunday morning. The Mercer Police Departments Facebook page reports that they are seeking assistance in the location of the suspect's vehicle. The officer, whose identity has not yet been released, was struck by the driver around 1:00 a.m., while he was assisting in a traffic stop on State Route 2 Eastbound, according to the information on the Departments Facebook. Reports state that he was taken to TriPoint Medical C...

    More >>

    A Mentor Police officer was killed by a hit and run driver early Sunday morning. The Mercer Police Departments Facebook page reports that they are seeking assistance in the location of the suspect's vehicle. The officer, whose identity has not yet been released, was struck by the driver around 1:00 a.m., while he was assisting in a traffic stop on State Route 2 Eastbound, according to the information on the Departments Facebook. Reports state that he was taken to TriPoint Medical C...

    More >>
  • Weekend warriors unite in Steel Valley Flag Football Association

    Weekend warriors unite in Steel Valley Flag Football Association

    Sunday, June 24 2018 11:00 AM EDT2018-06-24 15:00:29 GMT

    Sundays are made for football, even this time of year. Every week, if you head over to Oakland Field in Youngstown you can get your fix with the Steel Valley Flag Football Association. 

    More >>

    Sundays are made for football, even this time of year. Every week, if you head over to Oakland Field in Youngstown you can get your fix with the Steel Valley Flag Football Association. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms