Pictured above is the business district at Elma Center about 1913. From the left, Homer Hoyt's general store, Joseph Geyer's blacksmith shop and livery stable, Bill Beicke's saloon, Frank Slade's seed store and Peter Grader's saloon. On September 25, 1922 a fire gutted the entire block. A store, house, garage and restaurant were rebuilt on the site but everything except the store was destroyed during the fall of 1936.
Christmas at the Museum
Members of the Elma Historical Society gathered at the Museum to enjoy the Holiday Season with refreshments and song. The group had the honor to be entertained by Owen O'Suilleabhain and his lovely wife Andrea Laidman O'Suilleabhain with a collection of Irish melodies along with Christmas Carols. Owen and his wife are new comers to the community and recently joined the Society. Owen is an accomplished musician and composer. His wife Andrea works at the United Nations. The Elma Historical Society welcomes these talented young people to the society and our community.