Springfield in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ridgewood in the Country Club District
Erected 2014 by The Turner Foundation, The Ridgewood Centennial Committee, and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 6-12.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 39° 56.779′ N, 83° 48.51′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of North Fountain Boulevard and Ardmore Road, on the left when traveling north on North Fountain Boulevard. It is on the western island-median at Ardmore,. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield OH 45504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Asa Smith Bushnell (approx. 0.9 miles away); William Whiteley (approx. 0.9 miles away); Union Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); James Leffel (approx. one mile away); John Dick (approx. one mile away); Eliza D. Stewart (approx. one mile away); Jeremiah Warder and Ann Aston Warder (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . . Ridgewood in the Country Club District: A Historic Suburb in the Best 60,000 City in America
Ridgewood in the Country Club District tells the fascinating story of one of the first fully planned suburban neighborhoods in the United States. Developed in the early twentieth century in the bustling mid-sized, Midwestern town of Springfield, Ohio, Ridgewood was at the forefront of the emerging new trend of suburban living. And its developer Harry S. Kissell was one of the nation’s biggest proponents of the American Dream of home ownership. Tamara Dallenbach provides an in-depth exploration of the story of Ridgewood s development, the lives of its early residents, its picturesque architecture, and the tales of Kissell s most ardent competitors for the local, high-grade real estate market. She sets Ridgewood in the context of national movements in residential developments, community beautification, and city planning. The narrative follows Harry Kissell from his rise as the proprietor of a local family real estate business and a dedicated community booster to that of a leading figure on the national real estate scene, one who opened up the possibility of home ownership to millions of Americans. Ridgewood in the Country Club District is a saga that spans half a century punctuated by two world wars and the Great Depression. It takes the reader on a compelling journey from everyday life in an early suburb in middle America all the way to the halls of Congress and the Oval Office. (Submitted on May 20, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.