Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Founded at this location in 1907
on a cold day in December,
George Baker, Harry Shunk
and C.C. Philbrick
(publisher of THE OHIO SUN)
worried about how the
needy children of the area
would keep warm during the winter.
Inspired by the cries of a newsboy
on the cold street corner, the men organized
a paper sale to raise money for the needy.
Every penny raised went to charity
and since then,
the second Saturday in December has been
the Charity Newsies Paper Sale Drive Day.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations.
Location. 39° 57.746′ N, 83° 0.015′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 40) and High Street, on the left when traveling east on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 East Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The State HouseThe Unknown Boy Scout (within shouting distance of this marker); Intersect (within shouting distance of this marker); James A. Rhodes (within shouting distance of this marker); “These Are My Jewels” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peace (about 300 feet away); The Ohio Statehouse / Lincoln at the Statehouse (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
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Also see . . . Charity Newsies. (Submitted on September 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 840 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.