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Old April 6th, 2010, 07:27 PM   #221
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Great, very nice update once again Chad
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wow! spring always makes me excited for some reason haha cool photos buddy!!!
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Worthington, Ohio. April 7th, 2010. Part One.

Worthington is a city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States. The population was 14,125 at the 2000 census. The city was founded in 1803 by the Scioto Company led by James Kilbourne, who was later elected to the United States House of Representatives. The city was named in honor of Thomas Worthington, future governor of Ohio. Worthington is a northern suburb of Columbus, Ohio.

On May 5, 1802 a group of prospective settlers founded the Scioto Company at the home of Rev. Eber B. Clark in Granby, Connecticut for the purpose of forming a settlement between the Muskingum River and Great Miami River in the Ohio Country. James Kilbourne was elected president and Josiah Topping secretary (McCormick 1998:7). On August 30, 1802 James Kilbourne and Nathaniel Little arrived at Colonel Thomas Worthington’s home in Chillicothe, Ohio. They tentatively reserved land along the Scioto River on the Pickaway Plains for their new settlement (McCormick 1998:17).

On October 5, 1802, the Scioto Company met in Granby, Connecticut and decided not to purchase the lands along the Scioto River on the Pickaway Plains, but rather to buy land 30 miles (48 km) farther north from Dr. John Stanbery and his partner, an American Revolutionary War general, Jonathan Dayton. Sixteen thousand acres (65 km˛) were purchased along the Whetstone River (now known as the Olentangy River) at $1.50 per acre (McCormick 1998:19-27). This land was part of the United States Military Lands surveyed by Israel Ludlow in 1797 and divided into townships 2.5 miles (4.0 km) square (McCormick 1998:29-30).

On May 7, 1803 James Kilbourne arrived at what is now Worthington to inspect the Scioto Company’s purchase. A work party of seven hired laborers, paid $12 per month each, soon began work clearing the forest (McCormick 1998:29).

On August 10, 1803 the Scioto Company voted to name the village for Thomas Worthington, one of Ohio's first two senators, and for each member to contribute $2 (about four days wages) to support a library.

In September 1803 the first settlers departed Connecticut by horse. Ezra Griswold was the lone settler who traveled by oxcart. With this he is officially the first settler of Worthington, beating his fellow Company men to the site. By December 1803, Worthington was divided into 160, three quarter acre city lots with a 5-acre (20,000 m2) public green in the center of the village. Thirty seven persons bid between $53 and $0.25 to select a lot. Those who bid nothing were given a choice of the remaining lots. Farm lots, ranging from 20 to 130 acres (0.53 km2) and averaging 93 acres (380,000 m2), were sold off in the same way. Both the Episcopal Church and Worthington Academy were given an 80-acre (320,000 m2) farm lot and 20-acre (81,000 m2) wood lot to provide financial support.

By August 11, 1804 the plat maps were completed, payments or notes promising payments collected and deeds prepared for all sixteen thousand acres (65 km˛) of the Scioto Company’s purchase (McCormick 1998:71). On January 28, 1805, having completed its work of apportioning land and establishing the church, school and library, the Scioto Company was dissolved (McCormick 1998:76).

On February 20, 1808 the Worthington Academy was incorporated by the Ohio legislature and a brick building was constructed facing the northeast quadrant of the public square. Its bell now adorns Kilbourne Middle School. That same year James Kilbourne erected a commercial building for a newspaper. This building still stands at 679-681 High Street as the oldest commercial building in continuous use in the state.

In 1811, Ezra Griswold built a large south-facing brick tavern on the lot north of the northeast quadrant of the public square. That same year, the Orange Johnson house was constructed north of the Village Green.

During the War of 1812, several Worthington militia marched north with General William Hull's army and were surrendered at Detroit on August 12, 1812. Orders issued by General William Henry Harrison from "Northwest Army Headquarters, Worthington, Ohio" on October 28, 1812 indicate the commander, like his supply wagons, was using the road north from the capital. On September 7, 1814, Zophar Topping died while serving with Indian scouts. He was Worthington's only casualty during the war.

On May 24, 1813 James Kilbourne took a seat in the United States House of Representatives.

On August 25, 1817 President James Monroe visited Worthington. Also in 1817, Philander Chase moved to Worthington to become the first rector of St. John's Episcopal Church. He concurrently served as rector of Episcopal churches in Columbus and Delaware and as principal of the Worthington Academy. In June 1818, Rev. Chase was elected Bishop of the newly organized Episcopal Diocese of Ohio. Chase initially founded Kenyon College in Worthington.

The period from the 1820s to the Civil War was a time of slow growth for the sleepy village. In 1820 Aurora Buttles erected a Masonic hall. In 1826 the Columbus and Sandusky Turnpike was incorporated (now U.S. Route 23) to connect the center of the state to Lake Erie, further cementing the importance of High Street.

In September, 1861 Captain William Piney and 14 members of the "Olentangy Reserves" muster into Company E of Thomas Worthington Jr.'s 46th Ohio Volunteer Infantry regiment, which trains at Camp Lyon on the old Worthington Manufacturing Co. site southwest of the village. This unit suffered forty percent casualties at the battle of Shiloh in April, 1862.

In 1866 the Bishop House was converted to the Union Hotel (Worthington Inn) by the Lewis family. In 1873 the Worthington School located at Evening Street and State Route 161 was completed. The first Worthington High School class graduated in 1880 (including 2 girls).

In 1931, the only Roman Catholic pontifical college outside of Italy, the Pontifical College Josephinum relocated just north of Worthington where it exists today.

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Starting on the town Square



Worthington Presbyterian Church







St, Johns Episcopal Church and the intersection of North High Street and Dublin-Granville Road.





Kilbourne School, Formerally Worthington School. East Dublin-Granville Road.



St. Johns from East Dublin-Granville Road.







Elk Lodge 270 (Funny, the outter belt is I-270, which isn't far from here), East Dublin-Granville Road.



A cute Victorian cottage on East Dublin-Granville Road.



Sharon Memorial Hall. East Dublin-Granville Road.



Homes on East Dublin-Granville Road







Next stop, St. John's Cemetery.....

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Worthington, Ohio. April 7th, 2010. Part Two.

St. John's Cemetery.









































St. John's Episcopal Church.

Next stop, North High Street and old downtown Worthington.

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Worthington, Ohio. April 7th, 2010. Part Three.



St. John's.



North High Street.





































Worthington United Methodist Church.



Masonic Temple. North High Street



US Post Office. North High Street.



Worthington UNited Methodist Church. North High Street.









More to come later!

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Worthington, Ohio. April 7th, 2010. Part Four.



Worthington United Methodist, North High Street





Masonic Temple.




























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Worthingon looks like my kind of town--small but near a large city, great old houses and public buildings,....and squeaky clean, neat and tidy.
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Thanks Gingko, I'm glad you liked them!

The University District (South Campus and the Gateway). April 7th, 2010. Part One


The University District (or University Area), is a 2.8-square-mile (7.3 km2) area located two miles (3 km) north of Downtown Columbus, Ohio that is home to the main campus of The Ohio State University, the Battelle Institute, and the James Cancer Center. It is generally accepted as the area bounded to the north by Clintonville at Glen Echo Ravine; to the south by the Short North at 5th Avenue; to the west by the Olentangy River and to east by the ConRail railroad tracks. Points of interest include, but are not limited to, the Ohio Stadium and the Schottenstein Center; The district is Columbus' most densely populated area and contains more than 650 businesses, human service agencies, churches, and schools. University District businesses include boutiques, mixed retail, several tattoo studios, the Landmark Gateway theater, and a diverse range of restaurants and bars.

Neighborhood

The University District comprises many diverse neighborhoods, each with its own unique housing stock and cultural identity. There are a variety of pleasant residential neighborhoods, several historic districts as well as the off-campus core student neighborhood.

Olde North Columbus is commonly referenced as the general area north of Woodruff and both east to Silver Drive and west to the Olentangy River Road [including the Union Cemetery], north to Slate Run [in Glen Echo Ravine]. The present day Olde North Columbus area was once the village of North Columbus that was platted in 1842. Olde North Columbus includes several smaller neighborhoods within these general boundaries including; the Iuka Ravine , Indianola Forest, Oakland & Northwood Avenue, Tuttle Park, and the Glen Echo Neighborhoods. Olde North Columbus was home to Medary Elementary (closed in 2006), North High (closed 1970s) and the Special Education Center, all historic Columbus Public Schools. Olde North Columbus has several parks: Tuttle on the west, Glen Echo on the north, Maynard & Summit in the center, Iuka Ravine on the south/center and Indianola Middle School at the south/east corner. The neighborhood also has several churches, restaurants and other small businesses.

The southern area of the University District also has a higher density of homeownership and includes The Circles, Dennison Place, NECKO and Weinland Park neighborhoods.

The residential neighborhood with higher concentrated rental property and student housing is located east of High Street south of 17th Avenue and north of 11th Avenue. This is often referred to as the off-campus neighborhood and has in the past ten years gone through considerable redevelopment and revitalization as a result of the work of Campus Partners.

The following residential neighborhoods have a higher concentration of non-student residents and homeowners:

Dennison Place (The Circles) and NECKO, Fifth to 11th Avenue (west of High Street)
Glen Echo Historic Neighborhood (north of Hudson Street, east of Indianola Avenue)
Indianola Forest and Iuka Ravine, Lane to Woodruff (east of High Street to N. Fourth St.)
Olde North Columbus, Lane Avenue to Slate Run/Parkview Drive (Olentangy River east to Silver Drive)
Northwood Park, Patterson Avenue to Northwood Avenue, between Pearl Alley abd Indianola Avenue to the east. It is sometimes considered to go as far north as Blake Avenue.
University District Central, 13th to 18th Avenue (east of N. Fourth Street)
Weinland Park, Fifth to 12th Avenue (east of High Street)

History

The University District (or University Area) was not originally part of the city of Columbus. Platted in 1812 as a new city to be the State capital, Columbus was a small town until late in the nineteenth century. One of the major events in the evolution of the area was the decision to locate the State Agricultural College Grounds (Ohio State University) on the site of the Neil farm in 1870, south of the community of 'North Columbus. The university grew slowly at first, but began to expand significantly under the presidency of William Oxley Thompson from 1900 to 1925.

As the area grew, fashionable residential suburbs grew up around the campus in places like the Dennison Addition and the Indianola subdivision with its curved roads and ravine. In the 1890s the streetcar transformed the area allowing middle class people to more easily live in the University Area and make the thirty-minute journey to work in downtown Columbus.

At the end of World War II, the University Area was occupied by more homeowners than renters. But that changed with the return of thousands of veterans from the war. The population in the University Area quadrupled and by the 1960s. The main OSU campus is now (2008) the largest (in student population) in the United States.

To house the growing population, high rise dormitories were built at both ends of the main campus and hundreds of owner occupied houses were either converted to rooming houses, rental units, or were torn down to make way for apartment buildings. The increased density gave rise to problems around vehicular congestion, crime and litter.

To cope with these problems, a number of organizations came into being. Among these were the University Community Association which was founded to be an umbrella for the neighborhood organizations in the area; the University District Organization, created to be a neighborhood planning and development organization; the University Community Business Association, established to be the voice of economic enterprise in the area; and the University Area Commission, created as an advisory commission to Columbus City Council.


Administration

The University Area Commission (UAC) as an administrative unit was created in 1972 by an act of the Columbus City Council. The University Area Commission is a voluntary, elected, citizens advisory board. In creating the city's first area commission, Columbus City Council delegated certain development oversight and planning responsibilities to stakeholders living in the communities affected by council decisions. Accordingly, new development plans are generally submitted first to an area commission and then to the city council for approval.


The UAC oversees development in what the city refers to as "the university area", bounded in the west by the Olentangy River, in the north by Glen Echo Ravine, in the east by the Conrail line, and in the south by 5th avenue. The Ohio State University itself expands north and west over the Olentangy River for several miles and into Upper Arlington.


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Starting on North High Street, walking south.











Ohio State's new Student Union building. Some student protested the day it opened because it was a "signature" or "statement" building. Personally, I like it and it most certainly is a step up from the old Union which was ugly and cramped!



The Newport





East 13th Avenue @ North High Street



Front of the Ohio Union





The Flag of the Great State of Ohio infront of the Ohio Union.



A closer look at the Newport.



Corner of East 12th Avenue and North High Street



Drinko Hall on East 12th Avenue. In the background you can see Steeb, Smith, Park, and Stradley Halls.









Next stop, South Campus Gateway!

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The University District (South Campus and the Gateway). April 7th, 2010. Part Two

South Campus Gateway.


http://southcampusgateway.com/

I can remember back in my late teens and early 20s, this area between 9th and 12th was a real shithole. It was nothing but run down homes and apartments on the side streets and dumpy little bars on High. Now, it much much nicer. Although there still needs to be some work done on the area between High and Indianola, along East 8th and 9th Avenues.








Chittenden Avenue







East 11th Avenue @ North High Street. On the right hand corner is the Barnes and Noble/Campus bookstore.









I know it looks dead, but that's because most of the places around the Plaza and theatre are bars and therefore things are much more lively on the weekends and especialy Fri-Sat night. Also, these photos were taken on a Wednesday afternoon around 1:00 or 2:00 p.m.
















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The University District (South Campus and the Gateway). April 7th, 2010. Part Three

Walking North on High Street



Looking West on West 12th Avenue





Drinko Hall



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The Union again



Sullivant Hall



Walking back to my car on East 15th Avenue. I took a few photos of the Sororities and fraternities I passed.





The end!

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Worthington town is a district or suburb of Columbus?
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Worthington town is a district or suburb of Columbus?
Worthington is a suburb on the northside of Columbus.
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wow nice set of photos.
Worthington is one city with a character and dignity.
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wow nice set of photos.
Worthington is one city with a character and dignity.
Thanks!!!! Yeah, it's cute in the center. But I don't think I'd live there. To suburban for my taste.
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Clintonville, Columbus Ohio. April 14th, 2010.


Clintonville is an unincorporated neighborhood in north-central Columbus, Ohio, USA with around 28,000 residents. Since Clintonville is an informal neighborhood, there are no formally recognized borders. The southern border is loosely defined as Arcadia Avenue or the Glen Echo Ravine. To the east, either I-71 or the adjacent railroad tracks are commonly accepted. The western boundary is assumed to be the Olentangy River. The northern border of Clintonville is the most ambiguous, with definitions anywhere in the three-mile (5 km) stretch from Cooke Road to the southern border of Worthington. Changes in the Columbus real estate market have had a great effect on the northern border. As the cachet of the Clintonville neighborhood grew towards the turn of the 21st century, realtors began to label homes north of Cooke Road as being in Clintonville, leading to the apparent absorption of Beechwold and nearby neighborhoods south of Worthington. It was not uncommon in the booming real estate market around the turn of the century to even find homes outside of the distinct east and west borders being sold as "Clintonville" homes. Because Clintonville and Beechwold have no official existence, however, the boundaries are a matter of opinion. The area also contains the former unincorporated community of Evanston, a name that was used by the Big Four Railroad as a station along its line and US Postal service until the 1920s. Clintonville includes parts of ZIP codes 43202 and 43214. The Post Offices at the center of each ZIP code are known as Clintonville Station and Beechwold Station, respectively.

History

The community of Clintonville developed as the center of Clinton Township (named for the U.S. Vice President George Clinton), part of the land grants given to Continental Army soldiers in lieu of pensions in what used to be Wyandotte Indian territory. For years, the steep hillsides discouraged development, until farmland was purchased by the Bull family and then used for religious services. Clinton Chapel (now a funeral home) was constructed in 1838, and served as a stop on the Underground Railroad over the next two decades.

In an attempt to draw others to the area and lessen the isolation of their farm, the Bulls built businesses in the center of Clinton Township, along the plank toll road that later became High Street, the main north-south thoroughfare connecting Columbus to Worthington, Ohio to the north. They offered to give these buildings away to any skilled laborers who would stay. A post office designated "Clintonville" opened in the center of this district on September 13, 1847, and this date is marked by present-day Clintonville residents as the neighborhood's "birthday".

By the early 1900s, downtown Columbus residents and professors from Ohio State University had built summer homes in Clintonville, and the surrounding farmland was developed into housing developments shortly after the extension of the streetcar lines northward from Columbus. A business district developed in Beechwold, separated by nearly a mile of residences from the Clintonville district to the south. Both communities were entirely part of Columbus by the 1950s, after it annexed most of Clinton Township.

The topography of Clintonville is divided into two distinct regions, with High Street forming the demarcation line. Property west of High Street to the Olentangy River is lower in elevation than property to east of High Street. Five glacial ravines, Glen Echo, Walhalla, Overbrook, Beechwold and Delawanda, cut through the area from east to west, with stream beds feeding into the Olentangy River. Four of the Ravines have been developed, either with public roadbeds and/or private residences, with Glen Echo being the first ravine preserved as a public park in 1913. A portion of Overbrook Ravine is part of Whetstone Park, adjacent to the Park of Roses.

Residential districts in Clintonville are divided into three distinct (and unofficial) areas:

South Clintonville - South of North Broadway, housing stock is a mix of single and multiple family homes. The majority of these houses were built prior to 1930, and represent a variety of styles from basic American four-square to other types of revival style architecture. The area is also home to many catalogue (Sears, Montgomery Ward, Radford, etc.) kit homes. These neighborhoods were also initially developed as “streetcar” developments, the intention being that most residents would rely upon the High Street streetcar lines to travel to downtown Columbus. Garages for the earliest developed streets are accessed via alleys behind the properties.
North Clintonville – Immediately north of North Broadway and stretching to the Overbrook Ravine, this central section of Clintonville shows the progression in architectural styles and lifestyle considerations from the 1920s through the late 1950s. Houses in this portion of Clintonville were built as higher end properties, lack alleyways and contain driveways as a nod to the increasing importance to the role of the automobile.

Beechwold – Named for the Jeffrey family summer estate on North High Street, Beechwold contains the widest variety of housing, from Cape Cod influenced starter homes to high style, high end housing that occupies the land comprising the former Jeffrey family estate. The recently refurbished Graceland Shopping Center, just north of Morse Road and west of High Street, could be considered a part of this area, depending upon the ill defined [2] definition of the neighborhood's northern boundary.

Streets

Like many of the neighborhoods in Columbus, the streets were often named after either early settlers or areas of Great Britain. However, the streets in the Walhalla Park Place section of Clintonville bear the legacy of Mathias Armbruster, a Bavarian immigrant who was fascinated with Norse mythology and Wagnerian opera; these street names include Druid, Mimring, Midgard, Brynhild, Gudrun, and Walhalla.

Landmarks

Popular landmarks in Clintonville include the "Welcome to Clintonville" signs at the main entryways of the community, Immaculate Conception church and Hagley Field, on lease from the Columbus City Schools for Bishop Watterson High School to use as its home field, previously utilized as such by Columbus North High School that closed as a normal high school and re-opened as a vocational school before becoming the temporary home of Columbus East High School students as their school is remodeled.

One of the curiosities of the community is a plaque in the sidewalk at the corner of Torrence and Brevoort reading "On This Site in 1897 Nothing Happened."

A commemorative historical marker for Clinton Township and Clintonville is now at the North High Street entrance driveway to the Clintonville Women's Club, the sign originally having been at the corner of East North Broadway and High Street - a mile south of the present location.

Whetstone Park

Whetstone Park in Clintonville is a Columbus landmark. The Park includes bike trails, baseball fields and tennis courts, a pond, ravine, library and recreation facility, as well as the beautiful 13 acre (53,000 m˛) Park of Roses. Opened in 1952, the Park of Roses is a frequent site for weddings and special events. In June the Park of Roses hosts its annual "Rose Festival." During summer months concerts featuring many of Columbus' brass bands are held every Sunday evening at the Park's gazebo. Originally located at Fort Hayes, the gazebo was relocated to the Park and restored in 1976. Whetstone Park also hosts an annual Fourth of July fireworks display for the Clintonville community, perhaps the largest in Columbus aside from the downtown display, Red, White & Boom.

Olentangy Park

Clintonville was once home to the largest amusement park in the United States. First opened in 1880 as "The Villa", by 1900 the 100-acre (0.40 km2) park and picnic ground had become Olentangy Park. This park, located along North High Street between North Street and Tulane Road, grew rapidly between 1900 and 1915, and at one time featured four large roller coasters, including a rare looping coaster known as the "Loop-the-Loop", a zoo, a dance pavilion, a large "Shoot-the-Chutes" water slide, and a building from which visitors could rent canoes for a day on the Olentangy River. It was also home to the largest theatre in the country, as well as the largest swimming pool in the world at the time. Olentangy Park closed in 1939, and the land was used to build the Olentangy Village apartment complex; scattered remains of the park could still be found in the woods by the river as recently as the late 1980s. The park's carousel was moved several times and in 1999 it was beautifully restored. This carousel can now be seen at the Columbus Zoo.

Columbus Zoo

Columbus's first zoo was located in Clintonville. Opening in May, 1905, the zoo was located in what is now Old Beechwold at Beechwold Road and North High Street. The zoo closed only five months later in October, 1905. The only remaining structures are the zoo's monkey house, now used as a barn and located at 150 West Beechwold Road, the zoo's stone entrance way, and the "kissing bridge", now Rustic Bridge Road.


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First stop, the Former North High School on Arcadia Avenue.

















Looking towards the old football field from Calumet Street.



Echo Glen Presbyterian Church on Calumet Street.









Echo Glen from the Calumet Bridge.



walking up Olentangy Street towars Indianola Avenue.





Echo Glen Drive from the Arcadia Bridge.



Summit Street

I'll hit Echo Clen Park next time.

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University District. Iuka Ravine. April 14th, 2010. Part One

Start on Frambes Avenue.









Indianola Avenue Bridege goes over Iuka Ravine.



Iuka Avenue.



Indianola Bridge from Iuka Avenue.













Summit/Third Street Bridge.






More to come....

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