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Old September 4th, 2009, 08:12 PM   #81
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Williamsport, Ohio and Deer Creek State Park

Williamsport, Ohio is a small farming community of about 1,000 people located about 30 miles Southwest of Columbus. Its also my hometown. I included it with my Columbus album because its in Pickaway County, which is one of the conties which make up the Greater Columbus region (I believe 7 counties make it up).


Deer Creek State Park

This road was named after my family, which was the first family to live on this road. Although, we now spell our name with only one "n" and not two.



Old Hanawalt Farm (Its gone down hill since my family sold it=-0( )vvvvv










Deer Creek State Park







My dog Corky running through the parking lot vvvv











Mom and Corky vvvv










































Hebron Cemetery, Crownover Mill Rd

This cemetery is the final resting place of my Great-great-great grandparents Christopher Hanawalt Sr (1809-1869) and Rebecca Cory (1812-1886). Christopher is the son of Henry Hanawalt (1789-1831) and Mary Caughty (?-1846) and the grandson of Henry George Hanawalt (1721-1794) and Catherine Lehman (?-?) of McVaytown PA, and formerly of Ulm, Germany.

Mary Anne Hanawalt (1836-1907. Never married)








CHRISTOPHER C. HANAWALT, whose fine farm of 202 acres, all in one body, is situated on the Foster road in Monroe township, belongs to one of the pioneer families of Ohio and lives on land which was settled on by his maternal grandfather when all this country was the abode only of wild beasts and Indians. Mr. Hanawalt was born on this farm, on March 10, 1853, and is a son of Christopher and Rebecca (Corry) Hanawalt.

The story of the development of any new section has much to interest any true lover of his country, and it is both pleasant and profitable to recall the efforts of the indomitable pioneers who, through their courage and industry, converted this beautiful part of Ohio into the land of peace and prosperity which is exemplified on every side. The Hanawalt family originated in Germany, where Henry Hanawalt, the paternal grandfather of our subject, was born and married. As his family increased, he was led to think of establishing a home across the Atlantic, where many of his countrymen had found comfortable homes awaiting their industry and where conditions were less difficult than in Germany at that time. The Hanawalts came to Ohio and settled in Ross County, and there with German thrift they prospered until the father was accidentally drowned in Paint Creek. He had a numerous family but all the names preserved to us are : Samuel, George, John and Christopher.

Christopher Hanawalt was born in Ross County, Ohio, and his boyhood and youth passed as do those of children who are early bereft of a father. That he grew into an exemplary young man is sufficiently proved by the fact that his father-in-law, Stephen Corry, so highly thought of him and had such confidence in his ability and honesty, as to will him one of his most valuable farms, this being the property on which our subject now resides. To the original tract Christopher Hanawalt added until he owned 202 acres. His death occurred October 30, 1869. He married Rebecca Corry, who was born in Ross County and was a daughter of Stephen and Rhoda Corry.

Stephen Cony was a very early pioneer in Ross County, Ohio. He came to America from England with his wife and two brothers, and settled first on the present site of the newer portions of Chillicothe. Here he cleared a number of acres of land, which he later exchanged for 300 acres in what is now Frankfort. Mr. Corry assisted in building many of the early homes in Chillicothe, many of these being of logs, and he nailed on the first clapboard roof ever used in that city. When he removed his family to Frankfort, the trip was made in an ox cart, through an almost unbroken forest. It was' partly the result of an obstruction in the path that caused the Corry family to locate just where they did. A great elm tree had been blown down and when Mr. Corry saw that it would furnish sufficient bark with which to construct a shanty that would provide shelter for the night, he hastened to utilize the building material at hand and that night the family slept under a roof. The light of the morning showed the location a desirable one and Mr. Cony decided that it would be unnecessary to go further and began to make preparations to establish here a permanent home.

The whole extent of this sketch might be filled with interesting incidents relative to the establishing of this pioneer home, including visits of many curious but not otherwise offensive Indians, while the father was on a trip to the distant mill, and the unwelcome visits.

http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Picka...awayBio590.htm

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Rebecca Cory Hanawalt vvvv













The Village of Williamsport














































My old house on Allen Street vvvv







Methodist Church vvvv









Springlawn Cemetery is just outside of town on Rt 22. My Great-great grandpartents, Christopher Hanawalt Jr (1853-1935) and Anne Grice Hanawalt (1870-1896) are buried there, along with aunt Rebecca (1851-1938).










Williamsport Christian Cemetery was recently restored and surprisingly, has alot of vets. Even a few from as far back as the Revolution.
































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In keeping with the Pickaway County theme I figured it would be a good idea to post pics of the county seat, Circleville.

History

Noted frontier explorer Christopher Gist was the first recorded European visitor to the Circleville area. Gist reached "Maguck," a small Delaware town of about 10 families on the east bank of the Scioto River and the south side of Circleville, on January 20, 1751, and remained in the town until January 24.

Circleville was founded in 1810. It derived its name from the circular portion of a large Hopewell culture earthwork upon which it was built. The original town plan integrated Circleville into the preexisting land with a street layout of concentric circles. An octagonal courthouse stood directly in the center.

Dissatisfaction rose with Circleville's layout, however, and in 1837, the Ohio General Assembly authorized the "Circleville Squaring Company" to convert it into a conventional grid. By 1856, this had been completed in several phases. No remaining traces of the original earthworks remain, though a few old buildings retain curved walls that were part of the original circular layout.

On October 13, 1999, an F-3 tornado hit the city. A squall line moving through the region spawned several tornadoes in the county, including the F-3 that hit town. The tornado touched down on the north side of town doing substantial damage to a barber shop and a masonry building. A furniture store was also damaged with a hole in its roof where it was reported that items from inside the store were sucked out. Damaged to nearby buildings also occurred as the tornado moved east across the north-central part of town.

The tornado then moved into a residential area in the Northwood Park neighborhood where several homes along Fairlawn Drive were destroyed. Heavy damage to trees and vehicles also occurred in this area. The tornado would lift as it crossed Edgewood Drive, but snapped the tops of some nearby trees as it lifted and moved on.





Looking down Main Street vvvv

































































Memorial Hall on Main Street vvvv

















The American Hotel on North Court Street. It caught on fire back in October of 2008 and was torn down just before the Pumpkin Show. It was a tragic lose. It turns out, a group of local kids robbed the furniture store on the first floor and then set a couch on fire to destroy any evidence.

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Looking up North Court Street vvvv



Our one and only theatre. It only has two screens LOL vvvv





New Pickaway County Historical Society building on North Court Street vvvv



Banks on North Court Street vvvv





Intersection of North Court and Main Streets vvvv





Main Street vvvv

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Very nice new photos from Colombus city and metro area
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Erie Canal, Circleville, Ohio. I













State Dam and feeder Canal Park on Canal Road vvvv















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Bexley, Ohio. Part One

Bexley is a city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States. Incorporated as a village in 1908, Bexley is an old tree-lined suburb of Ohio's capital, Columbus, located on the banks of Alum Creek next to Driving Park or Wolfe Park. A college town bisected by the National Road, Bexley resulted from a merger of neighborhoods including the prestigious Bullitt Park, established in 1889, and the Lutheran community centered on Capital University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary. Its population was 13,203 at the 2000 census.

Bexley is considered one of the most desirable areas in Greater Columbus with a diverse range of housing options, from family starters to estate-sized mansions, including the Ohio Governor's Mansion, Jeffrey Mansion "Kelveden", and the estate used for the President of The Ohio State University. Located in northern Bexley, the Governor’s Mansion — originally built as a private residence in 1925 and given to the state in 1955 —has been home to Ohio governors since 1957.

History

Bexley, Ohio was named at the suggestion of an early resident, Mr. Kilbourne, in honor of his family's roots in Bexley, England (London Borough of Bexley). The village of Bexley, Ohio was incorporated in 1908 when prominent citizens of Bullitt Park along Alum Creek, including former Mayor of Columbus and industrialist Hon. Robert H. Jeffrey, agreed to merge with the mostly Lutheran community of Pleasant Ridge located around Christ Lutheran Church and the adjoining Lutheran seminary. Bullitt Park had been founded in 1889, when Logan M. Bullitt of Philadelphia submitted his first plat (1891) for the area. Wealthy citizens of Columbus continued to build urban townhouses and country homes to the east along Broad Street and Town (now Bryden), extending out to Franklin Park. By the 1890s, several large homes took root across Alum Creek in the Bullitt Park area, whose borders include the aforementioned mansions and park, as well as the campus of the Columbus School for Girls, an exclusive private school. Camp Bushnell was overlaid for several months on the unsold lots of Bullitt Park in 1898, centered at Drexel Circle, bringing new utilities to the area, and subsequently, more home building. By 1909, Bullitt Park and the Lutheran community south of Main Street decided to merge neighborhoods and incorporate as the Village of Bexley. Later, with growth, the village of Bexley became the City of Bexley.

Notable Residents

Bexley has been the home of many prominent citizens, including recent governors of Ohio Ted Strickland and Senator George Voinovich, Bob Greene (the Chicago columnist who wrote Be True to Your School), children's author R. L. Stine, cartoonist Paul Palnik, and billionaire Leslie Wexner (the wealthiest man in Ohio). For many years Larry Flynt, the creator of Hustler Magazine, also lived in the city. Other former residents include Frank Lesser, a writer for the Comedy Central show The Colbert Report, Nathan Beeler, an internationally syndicated editorial cartoonist, Josh Radnor, an actor in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and Laurie Lea Schaefer, Miss America 1972. Andrew McMahon of Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin lived in Bexley from elementary school through 8th grade. The residence of the president of the Ohio State University is located in the most affluent area of Bexley. The highly regarded Jewish scholar Stephanie Taylor also currently lives in the city. Seth Stammler currently of the New York Redbulls (Major League Soccer) resides in Bexley during his off season.

Local Landmarks

As an important center for the arts and culture, Bexley is often considered to be one of the most iconic communities in Ohio. Bexley is home to several churches and synagogues, several historic sites and pieces of outdoor sculpture, the famous Rubino's pizzeria, the Drexel art house movie theater, and several miles of National Road Route 40.

Rubino's Pizzeria, mentioned in "Be True to your School," has become famous for barely changing since its opening in the early 50's. Rubino's does not deliver and only accepts cash or checks. The Main Street address is the only location and has always been independently run. Known for its thin crust pizza, carryout pizzas are packaged in paper, rather than cardboard boxes.

Founded in 1981, The Drexel Theater in Bexley is the original in an area chain of independently run theaters. Locations also exist in the Arena District and the newly-developed South Campus Gateway. (Due to a dispute between Gateway and Drexel, the theater at the South Campus Gateway is no longer owned by Drexel and is now called the Landmark Gateway Theater).

Bexley is also the site of a number of sculptor Alfred Tibor's work, including at the Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Congregation Agudas Achim, and Saint Charles Preparatory School. Adjoining Bexley is the Franklin Park Conservatory.

Education

Bexley boasts several public and private educational institutions including: Bexley City Schools; Columbus School for Girls; Saint Charles Preparatory School; Capital University; Trinity Lutheran Seminary; and Bexley Hall seminary. Nearly 100% of students graduating from Bexley City Schools, Columbus School for Girls, and Saint Charles Preparatory School attend college.

Columbus School for Girls is one of the oldest private schools in the city. Founded in 1898, it was originally on the corner of East Town Street and Parsons Avenue, known as Parsons Place. In 1946 it moved to its current location on the corner of Broad St. and Drexel Ave. It is one of the few single sex schools left in the area. Often it partners with St Charles Preparatory School, an all male Catholic school located just inside Bexley's boundaries.

Saint Charles Preparatory School is a four-year college-preparatory school (a type of high school) in Columbus, Ohio. It was founded in 1923 by the Bishop of Columbus, James J. Hartley, as a Roman Catholic college seminary. Today, it is an all-male high school serving the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus. The Cardinals, as they are known, have been soccer, golf, swimming, and track individual state champions. Saint Charles also boasts some of the best academic statistics in the city. In 2008, Saint Charles had the most number of National Merit Semi-Finalists in the Columbus Metro Area per student with 10 (Total enrollment of 621) and 2nd overall only to Upper Arlington with 18 (1851 Total Students).

Bexley High School is well-known as one of the top schools in the state of Ohio. It has been rated as one of the top 5% performing schools in the nation, was ranked in the top 2% of Ohio high schools for the Ohio Proficiency test, and listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the top public high schools in the nation. The Lions, as they are known, have been state basketball, soccer, and tennis champions.

Bexley City School District was also the first school district in Ohio to abolish corporal punishment at school in 1986. Today, only 15 school districts statewide use corporal punishment, and they are required by Ohio law to honor all requests of parents who do not wish for corporal punishment to be used.

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City of Bexley. Part Two.

Walking up Main Street.



Looking arcross the green at Capital University. vvvv













Welcome to Capital. vvvv



Greater's again. vvvv



Kline Health Center. vvvv



Christ Lutheran Church. vvvv

















Congregation Torat Emet Synagogue. vvvv





Bexley Public Library. vvvv





Library again. vvvv







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City of Bexley. Part Three.

Montrose School. vvvv























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City of Bexley. Part Four

Capital University. My Grandmother went to school here for her Teaching Degree back in the 20's.



Mees Hall/Huntington Recital Hall. Conservatory of Music. vvvv



Kerns Religious Life Center. vvvv



Close up of Mees Hall. vvvv



Close up of Kerns Center and architectural details. vvvv













Blackmore Library. vvvv



Clock. vvvv



walking across the green. vvvv





Looking back at Mees Center. vvvv



Part of Mees Hall. vvvv





Loy Gym. vvvv





Back to the seminary. The details around the windows and doors are nice.













And back at the Gateway. vvvv

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Saint Charles Prep, East Broad Street, Bexley, Ohio.

Saint Charles Preparatory School is a four-year college-preparatory school (a type of high school) in Columbus, Ohio. It was founded in 1923 by the Bishop of Columbus, James J. Hartley, as a Roman Catholic college seminary. Today, it is an all-male high school serving the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus.

The Saint Charles mascot is Charlie the Cardinal and the patron Saint is Saint Charles Borromeo. The school's motto, inscribed above the front door, is Euntes Ergo Docete Omnes Gentes, a quote from the Gospel of Matthew in the Latin Vulgate: "Going out, therefore, teach all nations." The school calls itself "The Distinctive Leader in Catholic Education." The original nickname for the school's students was "Carolians." (It is derived from the Latin word "Carolus," which means "Charles.") In 1947, the students began to refer to themselves as "Cardinals."

Founding and construction

The school was first founded in 1923 by Bishop James J. Hartley. The first classes were held at Sacred Heart School. an all girls Catholic school, while the main school building was being built. In 1925, construction of the main school building was completed and classes were held there.

1931 saw the completion of St. Charles’ gymnasium and the Our Lady Lourdes Grotto. Major renovations were made to the gym in 1951 to more the double the capacity.

A Gaelic-style chapel (called the "Lower Chapel") was added on to the east side of the school in 1937. Bishop Hartley dedicated the chapel to Mother of Mercy. A Milwaukee art company beautified the chapel with artwork in 1952.

A natatorium was built next to the multipurpose room in 1990. In 1999, the Jack Ryan Training and Fitness Facility was built adjoining to the gym.

By the 1990s, since St. Charles was no longer a seminary and it did not house students, the dorm rooms were not necessary. The former art room on the fourth floor was used for housing purposes. In 1993, the campus library, which had previously been dorm rooms were converted into a physics lab. The library was moved to what was formerly the "upper chapel". In 1995, residence rooms for priests were also converted into classrooms because no priests lived in them, however an office and living quarters for Monsignor Thomas M. Bennett, a Social Studies teacher, were maintained on the main floor of the school until his death on September 7, 2008.

Construction on the $5.5 million Robert C. Walter Student Commons and the Student Services and Fine Arts Center, the largest addition to Saint Charles in its history, began in June 2005. The approximately 27,000-square-foot (2,500 m2) addition, which replaced the courtyard behind the school, was ready for graduation at the end of the following school year; however, it was not available for full use until the 2006-2007 school year. The addition will house the 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m2) Robert C. Walter Student Commons Area, which will serve as a new cafeteria and will provide ample seating space for school and community functions. "The Walter Student Commons is being named in memory of Robert C. Walter, father of 1963 graduate Robert D. “Bob” Walter, honorary chairman and lead contributor to the current capital campaign being conducted to finance the new addition. Bob Walter and his ’63 classmate, architect Robert Corna of Cleveland, initiated the concept for the Commons nearly two years ago." Corna was the architect on the project, and based his designs off of a similar plan for Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, also an all-male school. Behind the Robert C. Walter Student Commons Area is the 12,000-square-foot (1,100 m2) Student Services & Fine Arts Center. The ground floor will anchor the north end of the atrium, and will house a new kitchen, sponsored by Donatos Pizza, and restrooms. The second floor will house offices for the guidance and counseling programs, campus ministry, and the school nurse. On the third floor is an extensive art room and gallery, with a kiln and mud rooms; and a music and choir room, with instrument storage and practice rooms; as well as offices for the respective instructors. The second and third floor connect to the original building at its rear stairwell, and to the Robert C. Walter Student Commons Area by a staircase.


Academics

St. Charles graduation requirements include: 4 years of religion class, English, foreign language, mathematics, and science; 3 years of social studies; and 1 year of fine arts, health, physical education. Some of the AP classes that are offered to juniors and seniors are AP Latin, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English, Calculus and American History.

Saint Charles is one of the last schools to require students to take at least two years of Latin, a practice retained from the school's past as a seminary where four years of Latin and two years of Greek used to be mandatory.

Many students graduating from Saint Charles attend some of the premier college institutions in the country, including the University of Notre Dame, Harvard, Cornell University, Yale University, and The University of Pennsylvania. There is also a notably large number of students each year who are admitted to and attend the United States service academies.

In 2005, Saint Charles Preparatory was one of three schools in Central Ohio to have every sophomore pass every section of the new Ohio Graduation Test. (The state-wide public school pass rate was 64%.) In addition, the 2004-2005 class of 122 contained 11 National Merit semifinalists and 13 commended scholars, one of the highest percentages in Central Ohio.[citation needed]


Theatre

Since St. Charles is an all-male school, the theatre department has had to use different methods to incorporate the female roles of plays and musicals. Both prep school and seminary students performed the first plays at St. Charles in 1929 under the direction of Monsignor Joseph A. Cousins. Female roles were played by male students dressing up as women until 1971. It was then that Mrs. Teresa McLean (the school’s biology teacher) became the first woman to perform in a St. Charles play. The next year, female students from St. Joseph Academy and Bishop Watterson High School played female parts in a production. Ever since then, female roles for plays have been filled by open auditions from women at other Central Ohio schools. The current theater director is Mr. R.Douglas Montgomery.


Notable people

Bishop James J. Hartley: He was the Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio from 1904 to 1944 who founded St. Charles. His 40 years as Bishop of Columbus are far more than anyone before or after. Under his tenure, the number of parishes with schools in Columbus went from 37 to 74. Also, he started what is now known as the The Catholic Times, which had an office at St. Charles for a short period of time (Fabro, 16-17, 165).
Msgr. Thomas M. Bennett: The Reverend Monsignor Thomas M. Bennett died on Sunday, September 7, 2008, at Mohun Health Care Center. Monsignor Bennett was a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Columbus who devoted his life to the priesthood and the students of St. Charles. At the time of his death Father Bennett was the last teaching priest in the Diocese of Columbus.

Alma Mater

Hail, Alma Mater dear.
Loyal Carolians here.
Thy fame spread far and near
O'er hill and dale;
Our voices raise to thee,
Singing their praise to thee
And happy days with thee,
Saint Charles, hail!

As to the fray we ago
For thee we meet the foe.
For thee our colors show,
Thy flag unveil;
Blood red and gleaming white,
'Round thee our hearts unite,
For thee our battle fight
Saint Charles, hail!


When student days are o'er
And classes meet no more,
When life has called the score:
Prosper or fail;
Still in the twilight gray,
As ages pass away,
Lift we our hearts to say;
Saint Charles, hail!


Patronal Hymn

O Saint Charles, our holy Father,
Mighty patron of us all!
In thine honor, lo! we gather,
Let thy kindly blessing fall.
Pray for us who name thee patron,
Hear thy sons who on thee call.

O Saint Charles, true guide to heaven,
Unto death our patron be.
When the clouds grow dark at even'
And God's way we fail to see,
Lift the weak, inspire the weary,
Bring us home to Christ with thee.


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St. Chareles Prep from Wolfe Park.

































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Groveport, Ohio. Part One

Pioneers began settling near the portion of Madison Township in what would become Groveport in the early 19th century.

In 1812 Adam Rarey opened a tavern, on what is now Groveport's East Main Street, to serve travelers moving back and fourth between Columbus and southeastern Ohio. By 1831 two settlements-Wert's Grove and Rareys Port began to form side by side along the banks of the Ohio and Erie Canal. The open of the Canal on September 25th 1831 proved to be a boon to the two settlements as warehouses, tanneries, mills, a canal boatyard, and other enterprises sprang up as part of the canal and agriculture economy.

A rivalry developed between Jacob Wert and William Rarey, the two settlement founders. Wert, acting as postmaster, would change the address from Rarey's Port from any mail recieved to Wert's Grove. Rarey would encourage businessmen and residents to list "Rarey's Port" as their home. Rarey, a prosperous businessman and landowner, officially laid out the plat of Rarey's Port in 1844 anlong the western bank of the canal. Wert, who also proved to be a successful businessman and landowner, officially lais out Wert's Grove in 1845 west of Rarey's Port with only College Street separating the two towns.

Confusion emerged as to which town was the principal settlement in the area. Citizens found having two towns located side by side to be cumbersome and decided to merge the two towns in 1847 with Dr. Abel Clark suggestinf the name "Groveport", a combination of the suffixes of the two towns.

Goveport proved to be an adatable community growning and changing along with new forms of transportation. When the canal began to wane as the dominate form of shipping transportation, the village secured a railroad right of way in 1868. Goveport also took advantage of the new electric traction line railroad wheb it opened in 1904.


"A walking Tour of Historic Groveport"

Groveport United Methodist Church, 512 Main Street.

Built in 1907, this is the third Methodist Church on tis site. The first was constructed in 1836.The church is noted for its unusal treatment of church architecture, including multiple gables, arched doors and windows, and the distinctive cranberry red brick. The bell in the tower was donated by John. R. Rarey, the "Horse Whisperer".
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Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main Street.

Constructed in 1875-1876 as a joint effort by the Village of Groveport, Madison Township, the Masons, and the International Order of Odd Fellows, the three story high Victorian Italianate brick hall originally featured a dry goods and grocery store on the first floor, with Township and Village offices on the second floor.The restored building currently houses the Groveport Heritage Museum, a Cultural Arts Center, Art Gallery and meeting/social space. vvvv






Inside the museum. vvvv





























Second Floor. vvvv







Looking out the window onto Main Street. vvvv





Third Floor. vvvv



Looking out onto Main Street. vvvv



Back on the First Floor. vvvv





































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Groveport, Ohio. Part Two

Walking up Main Street.











William Rarey Home, 628 Main Street.

Built in 1840, this private federal-style residence was once the home of one of the towns founders. Rarey established the town of Rarey's Port on the Ohio and Erie Canal which flowed just east of the home. vvvv













United Methodist Church again. vvvv





Groveport Presbyterian Church. 275 College Sreet.

Constructed in 1853, it is the oldest church in continuous use in Groveport and features beautiful art glass windows. vvvv







Methodist Church once again. vvvv



Dr. John H. Saylor Home. 462 Main Street.

Currently a private residence, this home was built in 1870 as the Dr, saylor residence and office. During the village's agricultural past, Saylor was known to store gain in the front room. vvvv



The name of this church escapes me right now. vvvv



Veteran's Park. 421 Main Street.

Dedicated in 1997 to honor the nation's veterans. vvvv





















Stained glass window from that same unknown church. vvvv





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Groveport, Ohio. Part Three

Jacob Wert Homes. 481-485 Main Street.

These federal style homes were built in 1844 by Jacob Wert, one of the twons founders. The homes are currently private residence. vvv



rear of the home. vvvv





walikg up Main Street. vvvv





Methodist Church. I know you are getting sick and tired of seeing it! lol vvvv













Madison House. 576 Main Street.

Built in 1830, this structure is one of the earliest buildings in Groveport and orginially served as an Inn and tavern for trabelers along the old Columbus and Lancaster Road, now known ad Main Street. It is currently a private residence. vvvv















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Groveport, Ohio. Part Four

Groveport Log House, Wirt Road and College Street.

Believed to have been built between 1815-1825, the log house is one of the earliest homes in the village. It's orginal site was at Main and Madison Streets, where the Post Office now sites. In 1974, the house was moved to its current site and restored. The Heritage Nature Center, located in the smaller of two rooms, was created in partnership with Columbus Metro Parks.















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Front Street. vvv







Lock 22, Blacklick Park.

The park was once the site of a canal boatyard where canal boats were built and repaired. The abandon Ohio and Erie Canal ditch is still visible in the park.

Lock 22 is located a quarter of a mile from the park along the former Scioto Valley Traction Line right of way. The stone lock was built in 1830-1831 and is the only canal lock in Groveport. vvvv















Walking back to the car.



Interurban, or former Scioto Valley Traction line tracks. Blacklick Street. vvvv







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Delaware, Ohio. August 10th 2009. I

The City of Delaware is in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Delaware County. The municipality is located near the center of the state of Ohio, about 20 miles (32 km) north of Columbus, Ohio. Delaware was founded in 1808, incorporated in 1816. It is part of the Columbus Metropolitan Area. The population was 25,246 at the 2000 census. According to the US Census 2008 estimate, Delaware has a population of 33,719, while the Columbus-Marion-Chillicothe, OH Combined Statistical Area has 2,002,604 people. According to a list compiled by American Demographics Incorporated, Delaware County ranks fourteenth out of twenty areas in the United States designated as the fastest-growing in the year 2000.

With some level of success, Delaware has tried to maintain a traditional downtown shopping area that includes the Delaware Commons pedestrian mall and downtown Delaware, a small mixed-use complex built at the end of the urban renewal era. Therefore, some in the community regret that downtown has lost vitality to an expanding commercial zone to the northwest suburban area of Columbus, Ohio. This area contains an increasing number of large retail stores and restaurants run by national chains. Others say the chain stores boost local shopping options for residents considerably, many of whom would have previously shopped elsewhere, while increasing sales tax revenue for the city and county. The tradeoff between sprawl and economic development continues to be debated throughout the city and the surrounding area.

Delaware residents support a popular farmer's market, professional theaters, the Ballet Met, the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, Opera Columbus, Contemporary American Theater Company, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Delaware Community Chorus and many theater opportunities.

Politically the city's population is moderate to conservative, with most of the Ohio Wesleyan University voting for liberal candidates, and a majority of the permanent population being Republican. However, Franklin County, the metropolitan area's anchor county, is overwhelmingly Democratic. Delaware has many of the businesses characteristic of small American university towns: used and new bookstores, a historical cinema, coffee shops, organic food stores, and local restaurants. The Arts Castle, home to the Delaware County Cultural Arts Center, offers classes ranging from ballet to fiber arts. Downtown stores meet almost any need. There are hardware stores, bookstores, a cycling shop, a candy shop, a fair trade shop, and gourmet gift shops. Several antique stores can be found also.

The dominant local newspaper in Delaware is a morning daily, the Delaware Gazette, founded in 1885. The paper is owned by Brown Publishing Company, Inc. Other local print publications include the Delaware News, owned by Columbus-based Suburban News Publications, ThisWeek in Delaware, owned by the Columbus Dispatch and the Transcript, the student paper at Ohio Wesleyan University. Local residents often subscribe to out-of-town papers as well; the New York Times is popular among many.


Downtown Delaware, Ohio on Winter StreetTourists come largely for the unique antique shops, and enjoy an array of cultural offerings that are unusual for a community of this size.

The part of the Olentangy River now occupied by Delaware hosted a Delaware Native American village prior to the founding of the town in 1808. The Delawares called themselves Lenape or Leni-lenape, equivalent to "real men," or "native, genuine men" and were called "Grandfathers" by the Algonquian tribes because of their belief that the Delawares were the oldest and original Algonquian nation. During the American Revolution, the Delawares became a divided people. Many attempted to remain neutral in the conflict. Some adopted Christianity, while other Delawares supported the English, who had assumed the role of the French traders at the end of the French and Indian War. These natives thanked England for the Proclamation of 1763, which prohibited colonists from settling any further west than the Appalachian Mountains, and feared that, if the Americans were victorious, the Delawares would be driven from their lands. Following the American victory in the Revolution, the Delawares struggled against whites as they moved onto the natives' territory. In 1829, the Delawares relinquished their remaining land in Ohio and moved to present-day Kansas.


The Rutherford B. Hayes House in Delaware, OhioDelaware was a popular health resort for a time, and Ohio Wesleyan University was founded in 1842 in an old spa hotel (which still stands). President Rutherford B. Hayes was born in Delaware, but only a historical marker remains in front of a BP Station to commemorate the site of this event. Some industry began to come to the area after World War II, and the town continues to grow at a modest pace. The county is one of the fastest growing in the nation.

Railroads came to the area in April, 1851 as Delaware served as a stop on the Cleveland Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad. Additional rail lines were added to serve Delaware providing access to major cities and markets throughout the country by the late 1890s. At the turn of the century, Delaware could boast of its own electric street railway system. In the early 1930s, electric inter-urban service was provided by the Columbus, Delaware and Marion system.

Ohio Wesleyan is a private independent liberal arts college located in the heart of Delaware. Ohio Wesleyan University enrolls approximately 1,950 students from 40 states and more than 50 countries. The level of academic excellence has placed Wesleyan among the 80 top liberal arts colleges in the annual rankings published by the US News and World Report. According to the same magazine, the university was recognized as one of the Best College Values among the top 40 in the United States. Students live in residence halls and benefit from a large campus providing academics, athletics and services. There is a traditionally positive town-government relationship, with Wesleyan student volunteers in the Delaware community and coordination of institutional and cultural interests with the City, especially after the appointment of president Mark Huddleston in 1984. Due to high enrollment of minority and international students at the University, it has influenced the international, ethnic and religious diversity of Delaware.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware,_Ohio

Beginning on Sandusky Street. vvvv







Edgar Hall, Ohio Wesleyan University Campus. vvvv







City Hall, corner of Sandusky and East William Street. vvvv







City Hall again, vvvv



Intersection of Sanducky and East William Street. vvvv



Walking up Sandusky Street. vvvv



Same intersection. vvvv















Looking down East Winter Street

















Next stop, the Delaware County Courthouse!
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Delaware, Ohio. August 10th, 2009. II

Looking at the County Courthouse from the intersection of Central Avenue and Sandusky Street. vvvv



Looking south on Sandusky Street. vvvv



Grounds of the Courthouse. vvvv













Looking across Sandusky Street. vvvv

Seventh-Day Adventist Church‎. vvvv





Courthouse and grounds. vvvv





Seventh-Day Adventist Church‎. vvvv



Carnegie Library. vvvv



Back to the Courthouse and grounds again. vvvv















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Delaware, Ohio. August 10th, 2009. III

Central Avenue. I am assuming this is the old jail from the looks of it. However, I'm not sure if it's still in use. vvvv









One final look at the Courthouse. vvvv



Coming up to the intersection of Central Avenue and Sandusky Street. vvvv



Heading south on Sanducky. vvvv













Looking west on Winter Street. vvvv



Sandusky Street. vvvv



Intersection of Sandusky and Winter. vvvv





Walking East on Winter. vvvv











New housing on the corner of East Winter and North Union Street. vvvv



Walking back towards Sandusky on Winter. vvvv









Back on Sandusky and heading south. vvvv











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Delaware, Ohio. August 10th, 2009. IV

Intersection of Sandusky and William Street. City Hall. vvvv



Looking down East William Street. vvvv



A building on West William Street. vvvv



St. Marks Lutheran Church on East William Street. This "modern" monstrosity in the front has horribly disfigured what WAS once a beautiful old church! vvvv





Saint Marys Catholic Church and school on East William. My friends Jason and Laura got married here back October. vvvv









The school. vvvv





Church. vvvv







Walking by St. Marks. vvvv





Old home. vvvv



Delaware Gazette. vvvv







Delaware City Hall. vvvv









Buildings on Sandusky. vvvv



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Delaware, Ohio. August 10th, 2009. V

Ohio Wesleyan University (also known as Wesleyan or OWU) is a private liberal arts college in Delaware, Ohio, United States. It was founded in 1842 by Methodist leaders and Central Ohio residents as a nonsectarian institution, and is a member of the Ohio Five — a consortium of Ohio liberal arts colleges. Ohio Wesleyan has always admitted students irrespective of religion or race and maintained that the university "is forever to be conducted on the most liberal principles."In this capacity, Ohio Wesleyan has espoused internationalism and community activism.

The 200 acre (81 ha) site is 20 miles (32 km) north of Columbus, Ohio. It includes the main academic and residential campus, the Perkins Observatory, and the Kraus Wilderness Preserve.
In 2005, Ohio Wesleyan had the ninth highest percentage of international students among liberal arts colleges for the twelfth straight year.[12] U.S. News & World Report ranked Ohio Wesleyan 95th among U.S. liberal arts colleges in its 2007 edition.[13] Notable alumni include former U.S. Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks and Nobel Laureate Frank Sherwood Rowland.

In 1841, Ohio residents Adam Poe and Charles Elliott decided to establish a university "of the highest order" in central Ohio. To that end, they purchased the Mansion House Hotel, a former health resort with its Sulfur Spring, using funds raised from local residents. Poe and Elliott wrote a charter emphasizing "the democratic spirit of teaching", which was approved by the Ohio State Legislature. Early in the following year they opened the college preparatory Academy and formed a Board of Trustees. Ohio Wesleyan University, named (like several other U.S. colleges and universities) after John Wesley, founder of Methodism, opened on November 13, 1844 as a Methodist-related but nonsectarian institution, with a College of Liberal Arts for male students.

Ohio Wesleyan's first president, Edward Thomson, stated in his inaugural address on August 5, 1846 that the school was "a product of the liberality of the local people." This liberal philosophy contributed to Wesleyan's vocal opposition to slavery in the 1850s. In the annual celebration for George Washington's birthday in 1862, second president Frederick Merrick endorsed Ohio Wesleyan's "ideals of democracy" during his oration.

TO SEE THE REST OF THE HISTORY OF OWU, GO TO

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_Wesleyan_University


Ohio Wesleyan University Campus vvvv







Richard M. Ross Art Museum displays portions of the Ohio Wesleyan University Permanent Collection as well as rotating exhibits and student artwork. vvvv



About the Central Ohio Symphony
For the past thirty years, the Central Ohio Symphony has served the central Ohio community and helps make Delaware one of Ohio’s “Best Hometowns” with its contributions to education, cultural enrichment, and economic development.

Over the years, the ensemble has matured from a volunteer group to a 65 member professional ensemble. Large crowds regularly attend its holiday concerts and its free, outdoor July 4th concert draws thousands from all over central Ohio.

The Central Ohio Symphony has the distinction of being the only orchestra in Ohio with a budget of less than $1.5 million whose performances on tour are supported by the Ohio Arts Council. It has just been selected to participate in the “Ford Made in America” project as one of fifty orchestras nationwide to premier a composition by renowned composer Joseph Schwantner in 2010.

Many businesses, foundations including the Delaware Community Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council, and individuals have given generously through the years to make the Central Ohio Symphony a success. vvvv



University Hall contains numerous administrative offices, including that of the President. It also houses Gray Chapel, one of the region's preeminent concert halls.vvvv



Slocum Hall houses the Offices of Admission and Financial Aid, The Transcript (the school newspaper), WSLN radio, Slocum Reading Room, and several classrooms.vvvv



University Hall. vvvv



Looking across the green. vvvv



Looking down the pedestrian mall. vvvv



Sturges Hall is home to the English and Humanities-Classics departments. vvvv







Slocum Hall. vvvv





University Hall. vvvv











http://www.centralohiosymphony.org/

http://visit.owu.edu/map.html
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