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

"Coming Home 1942"

Town Center Mural

 
 
"Coming Home 1942" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 5, 2019
1. "Coming Home 1942" Marker
Inscription.  

This mural depicts Broadway between Grove City Road and Park Street in 1942. The block, then occupied by a private residence, a drug store, a barber shop/real estate office and a restaurant, became the site of City Hall in 1990.

The mural is based on three photographs believed taken on a single day in 1942.

At center, leaning on a highway sign, is Clyde DeLong who served as an Army staff sergeant and section leader in the European Theater during World War II.

Behind him on the bicycle is Edward Bain.

The house to the right sat at the corner of Park and Broadway, and is thought to have been the second oldest residence in Grove City in 1942.

Unveiled: September 19, 2009
Artist: David Maple
Commissioned by the City of Grove City
 
Erected 2009 by City of Grove City.
 
Location. 39° 52.902′ N, 83° 5.66′ W. Marker is in Grove City, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (U.S. 62) and Grove City Road, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Mural

"Coming Home 1942" Mural and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 5, 2019
2. "Coming Home 1942" Mural and Marker
is on the north wall of 4057 Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grove City OH 43123, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 4057 Broadway (here, next to this marker); Town Center Gazebo (a few steps from this marker); 4052 Broadway (within shouting distance of this marker); Mayor Robert E. Evans Clock and Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Grove City Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 4038 Broadway (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Leslie A. Bostic (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherol Saxton Mulligan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grove City.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Grove City — Chronology. (Submitted on August 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The History of Grove City OH. (Submitted on August 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, World II
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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