Following my Bliss (College)

September 5th, 2008

Another picture that I was unable to acquire for my book was one of Bliss College, which moved to 3770 North High Street Clintonville in September 1973 from 131 N. E. State Street. Today the building is occupied by COVA. Since Bliss College folded, I have been unable to fix on a source for photos of the school while it was in Clintonville. Are any graduates out there?

Henderson Bridge

September 5th, 2008

The Henderson Bridge was first known as Whip’s Bridge, then Weisheimer Bridge. The present bridge was built circa 1976. (Photo courtesy of Franklin County Engineers)

Palmer Miller Nelson Insurance Company

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)

Marathon

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

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

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.

Clinton League

September 2nd, 2008

In the summer of 1912, a book agent promoted an 11-volume set of books entitled The Foundation for Young People. Buyers were entitled to a Certificate of Membership in the Child Welfare League of America. Twenty-five local women pledged, and 11 of them came to the first local meeting. In the early days they met in the guild room of Saint James Episcopal Church. They held readings and had discussions on predetermined topics. They supported Columbus’ Baby Camp; they held Minstrel shows to benefit the Belgian Relief Fund; they sponsored a hot lunch program in the local schools. Clintonville was outside the city limits in these early days and had no city library service, and so club members established a branch of the state library within Clinton School from 1914-1915, and when that was deemed impractical, they had a lending library at Cummings Drugstore located at Clinton Heights Avenue and North High Street—another idea that proved to be impractical. Eventually a Columbus Public Library branch was put into Clintonville, and when the local group became aware of the local library’s need for books, they held a “book shower” to bring in book donations. They engaged in war relief work in 1917. They advocated getting rid of some dirty carriage sheds at the Clinton school. In 1915 they were also able to convert two vacant lots owned by J. E. Pierson on Dunedin near Beach Hill Avenue (now Calumet Street) for use as community tennis courts. The club contributed to the community through World War I, the flu epidemic of 1918, the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Over the years their name changed from Clinton Child Welfare League to the Clinton Social Welfare League (1913) to the Clinton Welfare League (1915) to the Clinton League (1925). The group disbanded around 1977. Their papers can be read on microfilm at the Ohio Historical Society.

From 1945 to 1953, they donated books to the Clintonville Library. In this photograph, Mrs. Miller presents books to the children at the Clintonville Library, on behalf of the Clinton League. (Photo courtesy of the Clintonville Historical Society)

Halloween

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)

Schools

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

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.

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