Indian Springs Golf Course

September 26th, 2008

In a previous post, I mentioned getting a call about a golf trophy for Indian Springs Golf Club.

That same day, I happened upon this history of Indian Springs Golf Course, from The Booster, Friday, December 1,
1939, page 9-B.
In a nutshell:
–The land was originally part of the Dyer estate;
–Golf Course was laid out with 152 acres in 1926;
–Ground was leased by Herb Bash (who, I should add, later opened a driving range called Bash Golf on Dodridge–which he later sold to Chem Abstracts–and then opened a driving range in Dublin on Riverside Road);
–In 1938 the golf club became Overbrook Country Club;
–The first clubhouse was on North High at Cooke Road
–By 1939 the club was open year-round, catering to parties and dances.

Indian Springs Golf Club

September 26th, 2008

The 46-acre Indian Springs Golf Course extended east of High Street to Indianola, north of East Cooke Rd and south of Schreyer. It opened as a 18-hole course in 1931 and closed circa 1947 as a 9-hole course. The Indian Springs Village subdivision was built in this location around 1947. (Photo courtesy of Columbus Metropolitan Libraries)

Immaculate Conception

September 26th, 2008

Immaculate Conception has been stabilizing force in my neighborhood since it began in 1915. In this picture the old rectory is demolished to make way for a new construction. Over the years, the school, the convent, the rectory and the church have been expanded, and a community center have been added. (Photos courtesy of Immaculate Conception)


Beechwold BBQ

September 26th, 2008


Beechwold Barbecue, 4784 North High Street. “The home of choice barbecue & toasted sandwiches, special Italian Spaghetti dinner. After the theatre or after a dance, drive out to the most popular barbecue in Columbus. Auto parking space. Come hear the wonderful Violano Virtuoso.” [Photo from a 1939 North High Memory Book advertisement]

Jimmie’s

September 26th, 2008

Oh how hard I searched for a good photo for my book of Jimmie’s Drug Store, a legendary community landmark! I located this one after my book had been published. Jimmy D. Kinnaird lived at 63 East Longview from 1920 on, and in 1924 he founded Jimmie’s Drug Store at 3347 North High Street on the corner of Brighton and North High. He sold pharmacal goods, cosmetics, newspapers and magazines, candy, school supplies, toys, and had a lending library. Perhaps most memorably, Jimmie’s also had a soda fountain This photo was taken in 1939.

Maple Grove Church

September 26th, 2008

Maple Grove Church in 1939. Originally owned by John Buck, by 1842 the property on the southwest corner of today’s Henderson Road and North High Street was owned by Chauncey Cooke. Chauncey leased the lot to the directors of Clinton Township School District No 1, and the lease contained the clause “to have and to hold said demised premises as long as they shall be used for school purposes.” A clause was also added “that the lot and building to be erected thereon shall be used for Public Worship by any Christian denomination for the accommodation of the neighborhood.” Lore has it that the lease was not recorded but was held by the Clinton township clerk for a number of years, and the late Mr. L. L. Pegg found it in the corn crib of the township clerk in the year 1919.

Merrick Funeral Home

September 26th, 2008

Merrick Funeral Home was located at 3099 North High Street, approximately across the street from Clinton Chapel a.k.a. the Armbruster home. I believe you can see this fine building in other images of that section of North High Street on this web site.

IC KP

September 26th, 2008

I don’t know who these Immaculate Conception people are (email me if you recognize anyone here). But it is a wonderful and classic picture of kitchen workers of some function held by the church, don’t you agree? (Photo courtesy of Immaculate Conception)

An IC fashion show. (Photograph courtesy of Immaculate Conception)

Glen Echo Bridge

September 26th, 2008

Three lovely views of Glen Echo bridge near North High School, were taken in the later 1920s or early 1930s. [From North High Memory books.]

Glenmont Elementary School

September 26th, 2008

In the spring of 1929, the first portable building at Glenmont was erected and about 6 weeks of school were held in the new building before the summer vacation. Celia Vanderiff was the principal and the first grade teacher was Elsie Elliott. Frances Jones taught the 2nd grade. In February 1930, the third grade was added but no new teacher employed. During the summer of 1930, the second double portable was added. The third double portable was built during the first semester of 1930-31.

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