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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bryden Road Historic District

 
 
Bryden Road Historic District Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
1. Bryden Road Historic District Marker
Inscription. Bryden Road is named after James Bryden, a city councilman and county commissioner who owned 135 acres here in the 1840's. By 1900 Bryden Road was known for its stately homes, canopy of elms, and the electrically lit metal arch at its west entrance. Some of the city's most prominent residents lived here, including Lorenzo English, mayor for five terms, and Joseph Carr, founder and president of the National Football League. The works of artists Alice Schille and George Bellows, Jr., architects Joseph Yost and Florence Kenyon Rector, and writer James Thurber are part of the Bryden Road legacy. The homes remaining today represent a unique inventory of architectural styles: Italianate, Second Empire, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, Four Square, Tudor, Romanesque Revival, Chateauesque, Georgian Revival, Craftsman, and Prairie.

July 4, 1993
 
Erected 1993 by Arts Foundation of Olde Towne, Bryden Road Association, and Community Quest '92 Fund.
 
Location. 39° 57.657′ N, 82° 58.915′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Parsons Avenue and Bryden Road / Town Street, on the left when traveling north on Parsons Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
 
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Bryden Road Historic District Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
2. Bryden Road Historic District Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio Institution for Education of the Blind (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kelton House (about 700 feet away); Snowden- Gray House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hannah Neil Mission And Home For The Friendless (approx. mile away); Deaf School Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Donn Vickers Gazebo in Thurber Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Topiary Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Bellows / Roy Lichtenstein (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
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Bryden Road Historic District Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
3. Bryden Road Historic District Marker
Looking northwest.
 
 
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