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Palmer Miller Nelson Insurance Company

Friday, September 5th, 2008

The Kirkpatrick Insurance Company began in 1855 in Adams County, Ohio, moved to downtown Columbus in 1920, and moved to Clintonville in 1954. They remodeled this brick duplex residence at 3215 High Street. In 1973 they demolished the duplex to the north, and expanded the first building. Eventually the name was changed to reflect ownership by Zeke Palmer, his son Daniel, Steven Miller, and Ronald Nelson. It’s one of the oldest independent insurance agencies in Ohio. (Photo courtesy of Palmer Miller Nelson Insurance Company)


Friday, September 5th, 2008

The Columbus Marathon began in 1980 and participants ran through Clintonville during its first three years. Runners ran north on Kenny to Henderson, over to the bicycle path then south to Piedmont, east on Piedmont to Calumet, then south toward campus. This picture shows Robert Koch at mile 21 near Arcadia Avenue and Calumet Street. (Photo courtesy of Robert Koch Family)

Clintonville Pharmacy

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Clintonville Pharmacy at the corner of Dunedin and High was co-owned by pharmacists Charles McCarthy and Gordon Knight, who each also owned McCarthy and Knight’s Pharmacies, respectively. In keeping with the post-World War trend, none of these three pharmacies contained soda fountains, though they had them in an earlier era (when the drugstores were known as Rank’s, at Oakland Park and High, which later became McCarthy’s; as Hooper’s, at the corner of Dunedin and High; and as Cole’s, at Sheffield and High).  The co-owned Clintonville Pharmacy closed in the 1980s. (Photo courtesy of Kroger)

Whetstone Library

Friday, September 5th, 2008

The Whetstone branch of the Columbus Public Library was originally planned to be between the Recreation Center and the Clintonville Women’s Club. The library would rent the land from the park for $1.00 a year. The plans to build the library were controversial at the time. I did not find records describing why they changed the location, and don’t know what the library pays today. The new library at 3909 North High Street was dedicated in 1985.


Friday, August 29th, 2008

I wonder how long school children have been parading in their costumes on Halloween day. Certainly they were doing so early on at Glenmont Elementary School. In the early days, neighbors probably turned out to watch the parade; nowadays they are more likely to watch from inside their houses. (Photo courtesy of Indian Springs Elementary School)


Friday, August 29th, 2008

Here are a few photographs of schools that I was unable to fit into my book.

Colerain School, which is located at 499 East Weisheimer Road.

Calumet Elementary School, at 2774 Calumet Street.

Dominion Middle School, located at 330 E Dominion Blvd.

Beechwold Pharmacy

Friday, August 29th, 2008

I received a request for additional photos of Beechwold Pharmacy, before the building became a flower shop. Beechwold Pharmacy was located at 4622 North High Street, owned by Arden and Pat Englebach, and had the last soda fountain in Columbus.

“Private Fun by the Hour”

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Okay, who here remembers the Sunbubble–and is willing to admit it? In 1986 it was located at 4495 North High Street, cost $6 an hour, and offered “a private chance to slip into a hot tub, watch some M-TV or a movie, listen to your favorite radio station or cassette tape and have a good time.” Sunbubble was eventually demolished to make way for the Unitarian Church’s expansion and the overhaul of that section of High Street. And note: this photo shows two models in a promotional photo for the hot-tub facility.

David Schreiner Dies

Friday, August 29th, 2008

David H. Schreiner, age 92, died Thursday Feb 19, 2010. From the Columbus Dispatch Obituary:

“Founder and owner of Schreiner Plumbing And Hardware Co. in 1946. Veteran, U.S. Army Air Corps, WW II. Member of North High School Alumni and OSU Alumni, where he was the first “Script Ohio” snare drummer for the OSU Marching Band; member, Aladdin Shrine, Drum & Bugle Corp, Royal Order of Jesters Court 8; El Hajj; Kachina Club; Ambassadors Club; Last Man’s Club; Scioto Boat Club. Member, Northwest United Methodist Church.

“Survived by devoted wife of 61 years, Ruth; children, John “Jack” (Gloria) Schreiner, Daniel “Dan” (Glenda) Schreiner of AZ, and Nancy Schreiner; grandchildren, Debi (Jim) Lewis, Cathi (Jeff) Hill, Ben (Lara) Schreiner of GA, Tyson (Laura) Schreiner of WI, Andrew (Britta) Schreiner of NJ; great-grandchildren, Noah and Ethan Schreiner of GA and Ian Schreiner of WI; nieces and nephews.”

Skyline Mural

Friday, August 29th, 2008

This 9 foot by 15 foot Columbus Skyline Mural is all that’s left of the Savings of America National Savings and Loan that was located from 1987 to 1992 at Graceland Shopping Center. The mural was created for the bank by renowned tile artist Marlo Bartels in the mid-1980s. The Casto Corporation donated it to Clinton Elementary School; it adorned the Gail Paris Discovery Garden for awhile and was moved into the cafeteria after the school’s 2011-2012 renovation. (Photo courtesy of Terry Miller)