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Elephants Lumbering Along N. High St.!

Several weeks ago I wrote about the ghost signage underneath the former Crestview Market’s facade (at the corner of Crestview and North High Streets). From 1926 to 1945, the building held automobile-related businesses–but after that it was, from 1946-1967, the building served as the Elephant Lumber Store.

The lumber yard’s signage is now exposed:


One passer-by wondered whether it was named that because of the proximity to the Olentangy Park which had closed 10 years before. I have no idea but loved seeing the vestiges of the Elephant Lumber Store anyway.


One Response to “Elephants Lumbering Along N. High St.!”

  1. Wendy Bayer Says:

    The lumber store name is not directly related to being by Olentangy Park. There were several Elephant Lumber stores around Columbus; this happened to be the Clintonville location.

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