Historic homes located on the northside of Youngstown have some history that you may not know about.

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society hosted an event this past week to talk about some of these old homes that were once considered mansions that tie into Youngstown's early history.

Some of these historic homes are more than 100 years old and were owned by some of Youngstown's most influential leaders in its early history.

Crandall Park first started with a property donation back in 1910, and many of the homes built during that century continue to interest people here in the Valley. 

"PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN THESE HOUSES FOR A FEW REASONS NOT ONLY ARE THEY BEAUTIFUL MANSIONS THEY'RE THE KIND OF HOMES THAT DON'T GET BUILT ANYMORE, BUT THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED HERE ARE FASCINATING. We HAVE A LOT OF GREAT INDUSTRIAL BARONS THAT LIVED AROUND HERE SOME GREAT LOCAL LEADERS AND CIVIC LEADERs, so I THINK PEOPLE JUST GET FASCINATED BY WHO LIVED IN THESE GREAT OLD HOUSES," said he MVHS Curator of Education Traci Manning. 

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society hosts a walking tour of lower and upper Fifth Avenue homes each summer going into the background of those homes and the families that owned them.

You can check their website for more information.