By Judy Deeter
TROY - Down through the years, the Troy Public Square has had a wide variety of Christmas displays. These photographs show one of its most interesting: a Christmas windmill.
The name Barton Studio appears on the 1928 image pictured above. Photographer George Barton moved to Troy from New Carlisle in 1898 and opened a studio on the Public Square. For the next several decades, he and his children created some of Troy’s most outstanding historic photographs. They took pictures for schools, businesses, people, and historical and sporting events. George Barton died in 1924.