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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Franklin County, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Franklin County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Franklin County, OH (492) Delaware County, OH (120) Fairfield County, OH (70) Licking County, OH (157) Madison County, OH (26) Pickaway County, OH (45) Union County, OH (65)  FranklinCounty(492) Franklin County (492)  DelawareCounty(120) Delaware County (120)  FairfieldCounty(70) Fairfield County (70)  LickingCounty(157) Licking County (157)  MadisonCounty(26) Madison County (26)  PickawayCounty(45) Pickaway County (45)  UnionCounty(65) Union County (65)
Columbus is the county seat for Franklin County
Adjacent to Franklin County, Ohio
      Delaware County (120)  
      Fairfield County (70)  
      Licking County (157)  
      Madison County (26)  
      Pickaway County (45)  
      Union County (65)  
 
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1Ohio, Franklin County, Alton — Alton Cemetery Veterans Monument
On Alton and Darby Creek Road, 0.2 miles north of Broad Street, on the left when traveling north.
Dedicated in memory of all the brave men and women who served our countryMap (db m12479) HM
2Ohio, Franklin County, Bexley — Bexley
On Broad Street (U.S. 40) at Drexel Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street.
Named after Bexley County of Kent, England. “Bullitt Park” in this “refugee tract” became a residential section in April 1891. The Village of Bexley was incorporated June 13, 1908, and the first Council met August 10. A . . . Map (db m20510) HM
3Ohio, Franklin County, Bexley — Bexley World War II Memorial
On Broad Street (U.S. 40) at Drexel Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street.
Bexley will ever remember her men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the U.S.A. during the Second World War Names of Bexley's World War II veterans are engraved around the monument.Map (db m16921) WM
4Ohio, Franklin County, Bexley — Camp BushnellSpanish American War — Here Ohio Loyalty Responded to the Summons"Remember the Maine" —
On Broad Street (U.S. 40) at Drexel Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street.
To establish a camp of general rendezvous for the Ohio National Guard and other Ohio troops, the citizens of Columbus offered to the State of Ohio Bullitt Park, now a part of Bexley - President William McKinley, April 25 1898, through Governor Asa . . . Map (db m16931) HM
5Ohio, Franklin County, Bexley — Capital UniversityTransforming Lives Through Higher Education
On Pleasant Ridge Avenue at Main Street (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling north on Pleasant Ridge Avenue.
Founded in 1830 as a Lutheran Seminary and chartered as a University in 1850, Capital University offers diverse undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences and professional studies. Ethical, moral and religious values essential to . . . Map (db m15784) HM
6Ohio, Franklin County, Bexley — Holocaust MemorialRemember — Alfred Tibor Sculpture —
On East Broad Street (Ohio Route 16) at South Stanwood Road, on the right when traveling east on East Broad Street.
The spirit is not dead Proclaim the word, Where lay dead bones, A host of armed Men stand! Hope your graves, My people, Saith the Lord, And I shall place you Living in your land. Emma . . . Map (db m201228) HM WM
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7Ohio, Franklin County, Bexley — The Jeffrey Mansion & Park
Near North Parkview Avenue at Commonwealth Park South, on the left when traveling north.
The Jeffrey Mansion was built in 1905 by the Robert H. Jeffrey family. Designed by Columbus architect Frank Packard in the Jacobethan Revival style, the mansion and 35 acre grounds reflect a tradition of English influence. Located at the end . . . Map (db m201226) HM
8Ohio, Franklin County, Bexley — 58-25 — The National Road / The Interurban Electric Railway
On Main Street (U.S. 40) at Cassady Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
The National Road To George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and others, a road to the Ohio Country was essential for the United States’ development. An overland route was the way west for settlers and goods, as well as a means to transport . . . Map (db m15785) HM
9Ohio, Franklin County, Canal Winchester — 17-25 — Bergstresser/Dietz Covered Bridge1887-1991
On Washington Street at Ashbrook Road, on the right when traveling south on Washington Street.
(Side A) In March, 1887, the Franklin County Commissioners announced the building of a bridge in Madison Township over Little Walnut Creek at Kramer's Ford. Area citizens had petitioned for a bridge to transport agricultural products to the . . . Map (db m178530) HM
10Ohio, Franklin County, Canal Winchester — Canal Winchester
On West Oak Street near North High Street, on the right when traveling west.
Birthplace of Oley Speaks, 1874 - 1948. Musician and ComposerMap (db m12177) HM
11Ohio, Franklin County, Canal Winchester — 26-25 — Canal Winchester and the Ohio and Erie Canal
On High Street, on the right when traveling north.
[Marker Front]: You are standing on the site of Ohio and Erie Canal. The canal helped to open the interior of Ohio to trade and settlement and played a part in Winchester's prosperity during the mid-1800s. Local farmers exported grain from . . . Map (db m12530) HM
12Ohio, Franklin County, Canal Winchester — Canal Winchester Veterans Memorial
Duty Honor CountryMap (db m17137) HM
13Ohio, Franklin County, Canal Winchester — Canal Winchester Vietnam Veterans Memorial
In honor of those who served 1959       Vietnam       1975Map (db m17136) WM
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14Ohio, Franklin County, Canal Winchester — Faith United Methodist Church
On Columbus Street at High Street, on the left when traveling west on Columbus Street.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m137580) HM
15Ohio, Franklin County, Canal Winchester — Franklin Hills Cemetery Veterans Section
On Winchester Southern Road near Elder Road, on the right when traveling south.
In honor of the Gold Star Mothers and all Veterans who unselfishly served their country in time of need. Dedicated July 4, 1979Map (db m53866) HM
16Ohio, Franklin County, Canal Winchester — Ohio's Oldest Active School
On Washington Street at Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on Washington Street.
Ohio's Oldest Active School 1862 - 1987 125 yearsMap (db m12531) HM
17Ohio, Franklin County, Canal Winchester — 126-25 — Old Canal Winchester School (1862 - 2007)
On Washington Street just north of Franklin Street, on the left when traveling north.
Over its 145 years, the Old Canal Winchester School building played a significant role in the community. The original four-room building opened in 1862 and its first high school class graduated seven in 1886. Canal Winchester's growth is reflected . . . Map (db m200849) HM
18Ohio, Franklin County, Canal Winchester — Prentiss School No. 8
On West Oak Street near North High Street, on the right when traveling west.
This building was generously donated to the Village of Canal Winchester in the interest of historic preservation by the following businessmen: Lloyd Stebelton, Dick Weiser, Don Weiser, Robert Wood, Neil Wyman. It was moved from its previous . . . Map (db m12180) HM
19Ohio, Franklin County, Canal Winchester — Pvt. Alfred Cannon
On North High Street at Oak Street, on the left when traveling north on North High Street.
95th O.V.I. Co-D 8-18-1862 to 1-21-1865 P.O.W. Resident of Canal Winchester enlisted to preserve the Union. Taken prisoner at Brices Crossroads, MS. and marched to Andersonville, GA., Confederate prison. He gave up his place of exchange to a . . . Map (db m12178) HM
20Ohio, Franklin County, Canal Winchester — Stradley Place
On High Street, 0.1 miles south of Waterloo Street, on the right when traveling south.
In Honor of Dr. Bland L. Stradley 1889-1957 Dr. Stradley was a noted educator whose career began in 1913 as principal of the Canal Winchester High School. He spent 38 consecutive years at the Ohio State University where he was Vice President in . . . Map (db m12532) HM
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21Ohio, Franklin County, Canal Winchester — 108-25 — The Interurban Depot
Erected in 1905 by the Scioto Valley Traction Company, this station served as a terminal for passenger and freight service as part of an electric railway that connected Canal Winchester with neighboring towns in central Ohio. Known as the . . . Map (db m31375) HM
22Ohio, Franklin County, Canal Winchester — Veterans Memorial
On Winchester Southern Road NW (Ohio Route 674) 0.5 miles south of Lithopolis Road NW, on the right when traveling south.
Flag Flying In Memory Of Army • Navy • Marines Air Force • Coast GuardMap (db m96060) WM
23Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — "Build it for Loyalty, for Spirit,…
On Woody Hayes Drive just east of Cannon Drive, on the right when traveling east.
The Ohio State University Buckeye football team first played in autumn 1890 on a field immediately to the south of where Ohio Stadium now stands. Buckeye football games were later played at other locations, including Ohio Field, constructed in . . . Map (db m200994) HM
24Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — "Lest We Forget"
On Capitol Square, on the right when traveling east.
Dedicated in honor of the Grand Army of the Republic by the National Organization Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865Map (db m203791) WM
25Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — “Arch City” — Short North Arts District
On North High Street south of West 2nd Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Reported permanently removed.
Look Up! Those amazing arches you see spanning High Street are the architectural signature of the Short ort Arts District. Their glow pays homage to a time when Columbus was known nationwide as Arch City. It was 1888 and the country was . . . Map (db m205439) HM
26Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — “These Are My Jewels”
On Broad Street (U.S. 40) at High Street, on the right when traveling east on Broad Street.
General Ulysses S. Grant • General Philip Sheridan • Edwin M. Stanton • James A. Garfield • Rutherford B. Hayes • Salmon P. Chase • General William T. ShermanMap (db m9895) HM
27Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Dispatch Newspaper Depot1944
On South Grant Avenue at East Beck Street, on the right when traveling south on South Grant Avenue.
In 1944, Tip-Top Bakery, part of a chain, replaced several houses at this corner. The building later served as a Columbus Dispatch newspaper distribution depot, marked with a German-language sign that served as a reminder of the area's . . . Map (db m141805) HM
28Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — 166th Infantry Regiment
On Sullivant Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
[Insignia of the 166th Infantry Regiment]: Follow Me Presented by Rainbow Div. Veteran Assn. to 166th Inf. Regt. Camp Shelby 1941 Re-presented June 21 1959 to 166th Combat Team at Robert Haubrich . . . Map (db m12516) WM
29Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — 2260 Confederate Soldiers
On Sullivant Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
2260 Confederate Soldiers of the war 1861-1865 Buried in the enclosureMap (db m166373) WM
30Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — 118- 25 — A Brief History of Eastmoor / Eastmoor Polo Field
On Virginia Lee Rd at South Virginia Lee Rd, in the median on Virginia Lee Rd.
A Brief History of Eastmoor In 1798, Articles of Confederation Congress provided land to British Canadians who lost property because of loyalty to American revolutionaries during the American War of Independence (1775-1783). This land was . . . Map (db m94626) HM
31Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — 117- 25 — A. B. Graham and the 4-H Movement / Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
On Fred Taylor Drive at Borror Dr., on the left when traveling north on Fred Taylor Drive.
A.B. Graham and the 4-H Movement. In 1902, Albert Belmont Graham (1868-1960), a school teacher and superintendent, established the Boys and Girls Agricultural Experiment Club in Springfield, Ohio. Graham believed in learning by doing, a concept . . . Map (db m94110) HM
32Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — A-7D "Corsair II"
On Rickenbacker Drive, on the right when traveling east.
Manufactured by LTV Aerospace Corp. Specifications: Span: 38ft 8in Length: 46ft 1in Height: 16ft 1in Weight: 39,325lbs max Armament: One Vulcan multi-barrel M61A1 20mm rapid fire cannon Carried an arrangement of ordinance: Air-to-air . . . Map (db m168335) HM
33Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — AQHHMP#13 — All American Quarter Horse Congress
On East 17th Street west of Interstate 71.
In November 1967, the Ohio Quarter Horse Association hosted a three-day American Quarter Horse show at the Ohio State fairgrounds that drew more than 5,000 people. They could not have known that this horse show would grow to become the largest . . . Map (db m2047) HM
34Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Alum Creek & The Underground Railroad / The Underground Railroad — Historic Underground Railroad Site —
Near Alum Creek Trail.
Alum Creek & The Underground Railroad The fifty-eight miles of Alum Creek run north to south originating in Morrow County and continues through Delaware County into Franklin County, where it empties into the Big Walnut Creek, draining into . . . Map (db m103301) HM
35Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — America’s Pioneer Kindergarten
On East Rich Street, on the left when traveling west.
Miss Caroline Louise Frankenberg (1806- 1882) brought the kindergarten concept from Germany to Columbus in 1836. She returned to Germany for further study, then established the school at the S.E. corner of Rich and Pearl Alley in 1858. The . . . Map (db m94247) HM
36Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — 105-25 — American Federation of Labor / United Mine Workers of America
On Long Street (U.S. 33) at Front Street on Long Street.
American Federation of Labor Since 1881 One this site, December 10, 1886, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Union merged with the trade unionists of the Knights of Labor to create the American Federation of Labor. Delegates elected . . . Map (db m12968) HM
37Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — 128-25 — Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Home Studio and Artist's Residence
On Sunbury Road at Willamont Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Sunbury Road.
Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson (1940-2015) and her son Sydney moved into this home in 1974. The artist, a visual historian, lived and worked here in the Shepard community until her passing. Raised in Columbus’s Poindexter Village and educated in the . . . Map (db m184219) HM
38Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Arnold Schwarzenegger
On North High Street at Spruce Street, on the left when traveling south on North High Street.
The Austrian Oak won the Mr. World Professional Body Building Contest at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in September 1970. He also won another 13 world bodybuilding championships. Gaining worldwide fame as an action film star, he was Businessman, . . . Map (db m201034) HM
39Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — 76-25 — Asians in the American Civil War
Near East Broad Street (U.S. 40/62), on the right when traveling east.
Despite exclusionary laws preventing U.S. citizenship, Asians served in the Union and Confederate armies and navies during the American Civil War (1861-1865). Many of these soldiers were denied citizenship following their services due to the . . . Map (db m26933) HM
40Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — AthletesOhio Field
On North High Street at West 18th Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North High Street.
Pete Stinchcomb 1917 - 1921 Gaylord Roscoe "Pete" Stinchcomb lettered in 1917, 1919 and 1920, being selected as an All-American in 1919 and 1920. During his senior year, Stinchcomb won the NCAA track and field broad jump, . . . Map (db m200930) HM
41Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Backyard Work and Play: When Eddie was a BoyRickenbacker Woods Incorporated
On East Livingston Avenue (U.S. 33) just west of Miller Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
On this land the Rickenbacker family grew cabbage and potatoes. They raised chickens, goats, and an occasional pig. Eddie remembered, "there was vacant land all around us, and nobody cared if we tethered our goats to graze. As our herd grew, we . . . Map (db m200859) HM
42Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Basket BallNotice!
Near History Street north of East 17th Street, on the left when traveling north.
The school board has purchased this basket ball and goal hoop in the hopes that the village youth will avail themselves in the opportunity to become physically fit and mentally alert: Dr. James Naismith's Original 13 Rules of . . . Map (db m201031) HM
43Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Battleship U.S.S. Ohio
On 2nd Street at West Main Street (U.S. 62), on the left when traveling north on 2nd Street.
This cast-bronze eagle once adorned the Battleship U.S.S. Ohio Restoration has been made possible through donations by five Columbus Women’s Service Clubs Altrusa Club • Quota Club Pilot Club • Zonta Club Soroptimist . . . Map (db m88248) HM
44Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Beechwold / The Cottages
On North High Street just north of West Dominion Boulevard, on the left when traveling north.
Beechwold In 1800 John Rathbone acquired 4,000 acres of the northwest quadrant of Clinton Township. His daughter Eliza and her husband, Dr. Charles Whetmore, established residence on 262 acres of that land. They called their home Locust . . . Map (db m201004) HM
45Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Beechwold PillarsRiverview Park
On High Street, on the left when traveling north.
the old Beechwold Historic District has been placed on the National Register of historic places by the United States Department of the Interior 1987Map (db m81987) HM
46Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Big Branch Coal Mines Memorial
On West Long Street (U.S. 33) west of Marconi Boulevard, on the left when traveling north.
The members of the Central Ohio Labor Council. AFL-CIO, Dedicate this Monument to the 29 miners in the disaster on April 5, 2010, at the upper Big Branch Coal Mines Montcoal, West Virginia Rest In Peace Brothers Carl Acord 52 • Jason . . . Map (db m203897) HM
47Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Bill Moose
On High Street near Indian Springs Dr., on the right when traveling north.
The Treaty of Greeneville temporarily ended the Indian Wars and opened the west to white settlers. Kihue (aka Bill Moose), a Native American and member of the Wyandotte tribe, was born in Ohio in 1837. By 1846 all but twelve Wyandotte families . . . Map (db m116830) HM
48Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — 32-25 — Birthplace of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
On East Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Reported missing.
On the evening of September 29, 1899, thirteen recently returned veterans of the Spanish-American War met in a tailor shop that once stood on this site. These men, all veterans of the Columbus-based 17th Infantry Regiment that had fought in Cuba, . . . Map (db m94562) HM
49Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Block "O" Fire Pit
On West 12th Avenue west of North High Street, on the right when traveling west. Reported damaged.
On the eve of graduation in 1891, a group of Ohio State students planted five elm trees on the Oval. Since that time, students have continued to collectively present a token of appreciation to the University to celebrate the group's graduation. The . . . Map (db m200862) HM
50Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Brick Protest and Taking Action1984
On East Beck Streeet at Mohawk Street, on the right when traveling east on East Beck Streeet.
1984 Brick Protest German Village's brick streets are an unquestionable part of its distinctive historic character, and in a special way they document a long history of civic activism that continues to this day. When the city failed to . . . Map (db m141766) HM
51Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Bricks with Names
On South Lazelle Street at Willow Street, on the right when traveling south on South Lazelle Street.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, extra-hard paving bricks (often called "blocks") were the material of choice for street surfaces. Larger than standard bricks, they were durable and often had incised patterns or raised areas to provide . . . Map (db m141771) HM
52Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Broad Street BridgeThe Historic National Road in Ohio
On West Broad Street Old National Road (U.S. 40) at Washington Blvd, on the right when traveling east on West Broad Street Old National Road.
The Broad Street bridge is a significant part of the history of Columbus and the National Road. Until 1816, the only ways to cross the Scioto River were to ford the river during low water or to use the ferry. From 1816 to 1834 a series of wooden . . . Map (db m96392) HM
53Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Browning Amphitheatre / The Outdoor Performance Center"All The World's A Stage"
Browning Amphitheatre Dedicated June 11, 1926 for the encouragement of drama, dance and music. Seating restored October 12 1985. Browning Dramatic Society Originally organized 1882 as The Young Ladies’ Literary Society. Founded 1908 as . . . Map (db m16950) HM
54Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Bryden Road Historic District
On Parsons Avenue at Bryden Road / Town Street, on the left when traveling north on Parsons Avenue.
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. . . . Map (db m17182) HM
55Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Camp ChaseA Civil War Post
On Broad Street (U.S. 40) at Binns Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Broad Street.
Side A: Near this site on May 27 and 28, 1861 Camp Chase, a Civil War post, was established as a training center for recruits pouring into Columbus in answer to President Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers. The property was located . . . Map (db m16940) HM
56Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Camp ChaseThe Historic National Road in Ohio
On West Broad Street (Old National Road) (U.S. 40) west of South Roys Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
Camp Chase was named in honor of Salmon P. Chase, former governor of Ohio and Secretary of the Treasury in President Abraham Lincoln’s Cabinet. In July 1861, a small prison was erected at Camp Chase to handle the influx of political prisoners . . . Map (db m135244) HM
57Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — 27-25 — Camp Chase
On Sullivant Avenue at Chestershire Road, on the right when traveling west on Sullivant Avenue.
(Side A): Camp Chase was a Civil War camp established in May 1861, on land leased by the U.S. Government. Four miles west of Columbus, the main entrance was on the National Road. Boundaries of the camp were present-day Broad Street (north), . . . Map (db m12078) HM
58Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery
Panel 1 Camp Chase Prison When President Abraham Lincoln called for volunteers to suppress the southern rebellion in April 1861, thousands of men rushed to Camp Jackson in Columbus, Ohio. Authorities established Camp Chase after . . . Map (db m94551) HM
59Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — 109-25 — Campbell Memorial Park / The Adena Culture
On McKinley Avenue, 0.5 miles south of Trabue Road, on the right when traveling south.
Campbell Memorial Park. James E. Campbell was governor of the State of Ohio from 1890-1892. From 1913-1924, he served as president of the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society, which later became the Ohio Historical Society. His daughter . . . Map (db m36726) HM
60Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — 81-25 — Captain Eddie Rickenbacker
On John Circle Drive, on the left when traveling east.
America's World War I "Ace of Aces," Edward Vernon Rickenbacker was born in Columbus in 1890 to Swiss immigrant parents, leaving school at age 12 to help support his family. Working for several Columbus automobile companies initiated his love of . . . Map (db m173288) HM
61Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Captain Eddie: Ace of AcesRickenbacker Woods Incorporated
On East Livingston Avenue (U.S. 33) west of Miller Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
When the U.S. entered World War I in 1917, Rickenbacker joined the Army hoping to be a part of the Air Corps. Because he was known as a race car driver and was considered too old for flight training at the age of 27, he was assigned as a driver for . . . Map (db m200856) HM
62Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — 101-25 — Carrie Nelson Black(1859–1936) — Founder, The Breathing Association, 1906 —
On Old Henderson Road at Executive Drive, on the right when traveling west on Old Henderson Road.
In 1906. Carrie Nelson Black founded the Columbus Society for the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis. now The Breathing Association. A woman ahead of her time, she volunteered as President and Chief Executive for thirty years, using her keen . . . Map (db m82134) HM
63Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Celebration of LifeThe Arthur Boke and Sarah Sullivant Statue Project
On Broad Street (U.S. 40) at Washington Boulevard, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street.
Arthur Boke Jr was the first African-American resident of Franklinton, Ohio. His story tells far more than the color of his skin. It is a story of love, selflessness, compassion, and understanding expressed by Sarah Sullivant. Her example reaches . . . Map (db m35302) HM
64Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Central High SchoolThe Historic National Road in Ohio
On West Broad Street Old National Road (U.S. 40) at Washington Blvd, on the right when traveling east on West Broad Street Old National Road.
On the west bank of the Scioto River stands the former Central High School, now the core building of the Center of Science and Industry (COSI). The Plan of the City of Columbus, released in 1908, was developed to create a vision for the city in line . . . Map (db m96393) HM
65Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Central Presbyterian Church
On 3rd Street (U.S. 23) at Chapel Street, on the left when traveling south on 3rd Street.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m80011) HM
66Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Charity NewsiesFounded at this location in 1907
On Broad Street (U.S. 40) at High Street, on the left when traveling east on Broad Street.
Inside Billy Leachman's Chophouse 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 . . . Map (db m35458) HM
67Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Chilled WaterEast Regional Chilled Water Plant — Sustainability in Action —
On West 18th Avenue west of North High Street, on the right when traveling west.
The East Regional Chilled Water Plant began operating in 2014 and supplies the Academic Core North and the North Residential District. Large campuses often use centralized chiller plants for cost effectiveness, safety and reliability. . . . Map (db m200923) HM
68Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Circa 1864Historic German Village
On Mohawk Street north of East Columbus Street, on the left when traveling north.
In the 1860s, the Eckart family constructed this Italianate style home. Michael Eckart worked as a carptenter and cabinet maker in Columbus. This home stayed in the family until the 1950s.Map (db m142048) HM
69Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Circa 1870Historic German Village
On South Third Street at East Columbus Street, on the left when traveling south on South Third Street.
Lorenzo and Barbara Aumiller built the original structure after purchasing this lot in 1858 from C. F. Jaeger. In 1890, the building was purchased by noted Columbus brewer Nicholas Schlee who bequeathed the home to his daughter, Amalie A. . . . Map (db m141916) HM
70Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Circa 1870Historic German Village
On Mohawk Street north of East Kossuth Street, on the right when traveling north.
In 1868, Christian Frederick Jaeger sold this lot to Heinrich Guenther. A year later, Christian Kastner, a Bavarian immigrant and butcher, purchsed the land. Kastner would be the first of four butchers to eventually own this vernacular Italiante. In . . . Map (db m142049) HM
71Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Circa 1872Historic German Village
On East Kossuth Street at Purdy Alley, on the right when traveling east on East Kossuth Street.
This post and beam building was first constructed for use as a livery stable. The Waldschmidt family owned it from 1888 to the late 1940s. The building was also used for ice storage. With the advent of the auto, it became a service garage. These . . . Map (db m141917) HM
72Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Circa 1872Historic German Village
On East Beck Street at Mohawk Street, on the left when traveling east on East Beck Street.
This Italianate style home was first owned by John Frederick Brand, a harness manufacturer. It later served as a home to several tradespeople including a tinner, a pressman, a carpenter and a shoemaker.Map (db m141926) HM
73Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Circa 1875Historic German Village
On East Beck Street west of South 5th Street, on the right when traveling east.
This home was first occupied by stonemasons Adam and William Brust. It housed boarders through the 1920s including a gardener, a tailor, a shoemaker and a carpenter. It is best known as the home of the Busy Bee Confectionary from 1955 through the . . . Map (db m192625) HM
74Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Circa Mid 1888Historic German Village
On South Third Street at Stimmel Street, on the right when traveling south on South Third Street.
The first occupant of record was Gustav Poentsch, a carpet weaver. From the early 1900s until the late 1930s, it was the home of the Assman family. Paul Assman worked as a buggy painter and as a school janitor. His wife Louise and daughters Dorothy . . . Map (db m141920) HM
75Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Circus — Short North Arts District
On North High Street at West 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North High Street. Reported permanently removed.
By 1890, the Sells Brothers Circus would become the second largest circus in America, but it started in the spring of 1871 in downtown Columbus with a modest menagerie and a few horseback riding and sideshow acts, starring “Cannonball” George . . . Map (db m205537) HM
76Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Clinton Theater / Memory Lane
On West North Broadway, on the right when traveling east.
Clinton Theater On New Year’s Day, 1927 the Clinton movie theater opened, showing Frank Capra’s comedy The Strong Man. This theater was built as part of the James theater group. It was designed by architect Henry Holbrook in the . . . Map (db m108020) HM
77Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Clinton Township High School / East North Broadway Historic District — A New Marker, Also a Replacement —
On East North Broadway, on the right when traveling east.
Clinton Township High School The first school in Clinton Township was opened in 1809. That school was located on the west side of the Olentangy River and children had to wade across to attend. The 1872 map of the township shows a school . . . Map (db m108022) HM
78Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Clintonville / Clinton Township
On North High (U.S. 23) at East North Broasway, on the right when traveling north on North High.
Clintonville This community located in Section 2 of Clinton Township, was settled in 1813 by Thomas Bull. The land was formerly owned by John Rathbone for whom Rathbone Road is named. Its early growth was due largely to a number of . . . Map (db m92853) HM
79Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Clintonville Woman's Club
On North High Street at Northridge Road, on the left when traveling north on North High Street.
On February 4, 1939, six Clintonville women met at the house of Mrs. Frank Hiatt to discuss the need for a cultural, charitable, and civic group in the Clintonville community and the value of a club house as a center for those activities. From . . . Map (db m201003) HM
80Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Coach Woody Hayes1913- 1987
On Irving Schottenstein Dr, on the left when traveling north.
“You can never pay back, but you can pay forward” Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes was a buckeye from birth. born in Clifton, Ohio, he spent his entire life giving back to the state he loved. Woody earned a bachelor’s . . . Map (db m94098) HM
81Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — 84- 25 — Coach Woody HayesOhio State Football Legend — “the Coach” —
On Irving Schottenstein Dr, on the left when traveling west.
Over his 28-year coaching career, Woody Hayes (1913-1987) cemented The Ohio State University's tradition of football excellence while amassing one of the most impressive records in college football. Wayne Woodrow Hayes grew up in Newcomerstown and . . . Map (db m94097) HM
82Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Coal Car / Double Water Wheel Turbine
Near History Street north of East 17th Street, on the left when traveling north.
Coal Car. This coal car was used in the 1920s and the American Electric Power office in Lancaster, Ohio, donated it to the Ohio Historical Society in 1985. Double Water Wheel Turbine. This double water wheel turbine, dated 1913, is . . . Map (db m201007) HM
83Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Columbia Building
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m103362) HM
84Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Columbus City Hall1872
On State Street east of High Street, on the right when traveling east.
Construction of old City Hall on this site was begun in 1869 and completed in 1872 at a cost of $175,000. The 140-foot high building of Gothic design contained dark cream Amherst stone and was one of the prominent landmarks of its day. First floor . . . Map (db m80009) HM
85Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — 120-25 — Columbus Civic Center Historic District
On West Main Street (Ohio Route 3) at West Rich Street (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
The historic district extends from the former Main Street Bridge to Long Street and encompasses the public buildings on either side of the Scioto River. The 580 foot long low-head concrete arch Main Street Dam was constructed in 1918 in response to . . . Map (db m107780) HM
86Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Columbus Feeder Canal / The Ohio- Erie Canal
On West Main Street (U.S. 62) at South Civic Center Drive, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street.
(side A) Columbus Feeder Canal Col. Nathaniel McLean removed the first earth for the Columbus Feeder Canal not far from this site, April 27, 1827. The earth was wheeled away by Ralph Osborn and Henry Brown, auditor and . . . Map (db m88254) HM
87Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Columbus' First Professional GameApril 25, 1876
On Neil Avenue at Nationwide Boulevard, on the left when traveling north on Neil Avenue.
Columbus' first professional game was played on the Base Ball Grounds, located between the old Union Depot train station and High Street, on April 25, 1876. The Columbus Buckeyes defeated the famous Milfords 11-0. The Buckeyes and the International . . . Map (db m30026) HM
88Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — 97-25 — Columbus Main Library / Judge Noah Swayne Home
On Library Park North, on the right when traveling east.
Columbus Main Library. The first tax supported free public library in Columbus was formed in 1873 and housed in City Hall. In 1901, City Librarian John Pugh petitioned Andrew Carnegie for funding and was granted $200,000. In 1903, the Swayne . . . Map (db m12927) HM
89Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Columbus Monument
On High Street at State Street, on the right when traveling north on High Street.
Christopher Columbus, an Italian navigator, launched four voyages of discovery to the new world. 1492. The spirit of discovery has the power to change the course of human history as demonstrated by the voyages of Christopher Columbus, . . . Map (db m9846) HM
90Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Confederate Cannonball
On Sullivant Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Confederate Cannonball fired at the Battle of Vicksburg, MS. Feb. 3, 1863Map (db m166374) HM WM
91Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Council Site Between William Henry Harrison and Indians
On Martin Street south of West State Street, in the median.
Near this spot, June 21, 1813 was held a council between General William Henry Harrison and the Indians comprising Wyandots, Delawares, Shawnees and Senecas with Tarhe the Crane as spokesman resulting in permanent peace with the Indians of Ohio.Map (db m59300) HM
92Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — 13-25 — Deaf School Park
On Town Street, on the left when traveling east.
This ten acre site was purchased in 1829 for the Ohio School for the Education of the Deaf. The first school building opened here in 1834; the school was enlarged in 1845. In 1868 the original school was replaced. Another school building was added . . . Map (db m12934) HM
93Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Deaf School Park Topiary Garden: 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Ile de la Grande Jatte'
On East Town Street west of South Washington Street, on the right when traveling west.
A landscape interpretation of Georges Seurat's benchmark post-impressionist painting, rendered in scupted yews. If you stand to the left of this sign you will see the scene as Seurat saw it in Paris in 1886.Map (db m201040) HM
94Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Discovery Park
On Broad Street at 5th Street, on the right when traveling east on Broad Street.
Is the first park developed specifically to honor Ohio's public educators. It was created by members and friends of the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio as part of the system's 80th anniversary celebration. Included in the park are the names . . . Map (db m14491) HM
95Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Dominion Land Company Mound An Early Woodlands Period Structure/Sunwall and Moonwall Murals
On Indianola Avenue (U.S. 23) at Cooke Road, on the right when traveling north on Indianola Avenue.
Dominion Land Company Mound An Early Woodlands Period Structure In the early 1800s, Prosper Wetmore wrote about his childhood memories of native mounds in the ravine area of Northwestern Clinton Township. At that time, he recalled two . . . Map (db m108853) HM
96Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Donn Vickers Gazebo in Thurber Park
On Jefferson Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
Donn Vickers served as the executive director of the Thurber House from 1985 through 2001. As executive director, Donn was responsible for many accomplishments including the development of Thurber Park and the construction of this gazebo. In . . . Map (db m14499) HM
97Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — East North Broadway Historic DistrictAn Historic Neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio
On East North Broadway, on the right when traveling east. Reported permanently removed.
East North Broadway Historic District North Broadway was platted by the Loren and Dennison Company in 1890. East North Broadway originally extended from High Street to the Big Four Railroad (Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and St. Louis RR, later . . . Map (db m81973) HM
98Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — EastmoorThe Historic National Road in Ohio
On Main Street Old National Road (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling east.
Eastmoor, one of nine (9) Columbus neighborhoods on the National Road, was built on part of the land established by Congress in 1798 as the “Refugee Lands” and given to British Canadians who supported the American colonists during the . . . Map (db m135243) HM
99Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Eddie Rickenbacker: Full Speed AheadRickenbacker Woods Incorporated
On East Livingston Avenue (U.S. 33) just west of Miller Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
In the early 1900s, cars were the rage in America. While working in an auto repair garage in Columbus, Eddie took advantage of his surroundings and taught himself how to drive. By his late teens he had become a skilled automotive engineer and was . . . Map (db m200855) HM
100Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus — Elaine Hastings Mason
On East Town Street west of South Washington Street, on the right when traveling west.
In memory of Elaine Hastings Mason 1943 - 2002 Our co-founder and first topiaristMap (db m201042) HM

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