Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Rand P. Hollenback
The Mayor of Clintonville
Spacious Whetstone Park and the Park of Roses are synonymous with the name of this great civic leader who was born not far from here in 1899. He lived all of his life in the community of Clintonville where he established his newspaper, The Booster, in 1933, and the city’s first neighborhood council in 1942.
An engineer by education, a printer by trade, an editor by choice and a citizen-patriot by example, he was the champion of all that was good for his community and city until his death on December 21, 1965.
Although Clintonville is more a state of mind that a city, he was affectionately known as its mayor for more than 30 years.
Erected by Citizens of Clintonville.
Location. 40° 2.475′ N, 83° 1.14′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Hollenback Road and North High Street, on the right when traveling west on Hollenback Road. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Whetstone Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, facing High Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3909 N High St, Columbus OH 43214, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Clintonville / Clinton Township (approx. 0.7 miles away); East North Broadway Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Charity Newsies (approx. 1.3 miles away); Beechwold Pillars (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ohio School for the Deaf (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ohio State School for the Blind (approx. 1.9 miles away); Coach Woody Hayes (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Coach Woody Hayes (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 128 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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