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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Grove City, Ohio
Location of Grove City, Ohio
▶ Franklin County (389) ▶ Delaware County (76) ▶ Fairfield County (68) ▶ Licking County (75) ▶ Madison County (24) ▶ Pickaway County (32) ▶ Union County (60)
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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 . . . — — Map (db m137701) HM|
The corner dates are important dates
of the city's history
1852 - Grove City was laid out
1866 - Grove City became an incorporated village
1886 - Franklin County Engineer issued a
new plat map of Grove City
1959 - Grove City . . . — — Map (db m137667) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m137708) HM|
Site of Wm. Breck's 2nd Store &
Pilgar's Harness & Saddle Shop.
Built as First National Bank of
Grove City, the Women's Civic
Club established first public
library in the Director's Room.
The Telephone Company was on
the 2nd . . . — — Map (db m137635) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m137636) HM|
Built by W.C. Grossman as
the Kingdom Theater for
Mrs. Jessie Kφenig.
OLPH owned and celebrated
Mass in the building from
1954 to 1959.
LTOB Players purchased
the building in 1976. — — Map (db m137682) HM|
First building on west side
of Broadway. Built by H. J.
Mayer as garage/showroom.
Site of first elevator in GC,
used exclusively for autos!
First bowling alley on 2nd
floor. Home of various
markets & restaurants, the
post . . . — — Map (db m137638) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m137639) HM|
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| . . . — — Map (db m137641) HM|
Built as a hotel by
George Weygandt for
Wm. Blackburn. Wm. & Ida
Voelkel added a
biergarten on the north
side. The Endres family
then operated the tavern
for over 75 years. — — Map (db m137622) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m137706) HM|
Built by O.G. Grossman
Became a local bakery
Prior to 1875 Edward Schirner
owned a store here in a
small frame building — — Map (db m137704) HM|
Built by German merchant &
village postmaster Edward
Schirner. Elias White, Civil War
veteran, bought the house
in 1891. Home of Mayor John
Felton (1930s). In 1999 the
GCCVB opened their
first visitors' center here.
[Marker . . . — — Map (db m137703) HM|
Built by Frank Emmelhainz
for his brother Edward as
a garage and Studebaker
& Regal car sales room.
It became Bethard's
Garage in 1932. — — Map (db m137702) HM|
This blacksmith shop was constructed using original logs from a two-story log home built on Beatty Road in the 1850s. The materials were donated by Roger and Jean Spillman.
Tools in the shop were used in "Augy's Blacksmith Shop," owned and . . . — — Map (db m141667) HM|
Crib barns were made of rough-hewn logs notched and laid horizontally; gaps went unfilled to save labor and provide ventilation. The multifunctional structures sheltered livestock, held feed, stored equipment, and more, such as housing a . . . — — Map (db m141668) HM|
Windmills harnassed wind power to pump water from wells freeing farmers to use time and labor on other tasks. This windmill is reconstructed with parts from two separate windmills, one from the Borror Farm (donated by M/I Homes) and another from . . . — — Map (db m141670) HM|
In recognition of her 16 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Grove City, Ohio, as a four-time elected member of City Council, and as Council President from 2002 to 2004.
In 1961, following the Bay of Pigs invasion, Klemack-McGraw . . . — — Map (db m141595) HM|
Dr. Leslie A. Bostic served 40 consecutive years as the founding executive director of the Buckeye Ranch (formerly Buckeye Boys Ranch) in Grove City. He earned his undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work from the Richmond . . . — — Map (db m137678) HM|
Granaries were used to dry seeds for the family to use to sow crops the next growing season.
This small granary was built on the Ziegenspeck Farm, located on Harrisburg Pike just south of St. Rt. 665, around 1927.
Steve and Trudy Funk . . . — — Map (db m141687) HM|
The labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool that has been used throughout the world for over four thousand years. A labyrinth is a circuitous path with one entance point that leads through a series of switch-backs to its . . . — — Map (db m141603) HM|
A tribute to Mothers, Fathers and Gold Star Families
who sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom
Throughout history, brave women and men
of our community made the ultimate sacrifice
to protect the freedom of all Americans.
The . . . — — Map (db m137654) HM WM|
|Original Board - January 15, 1908
Charles N. Graul - President 23½ yrs
Henry W. Voeller - President 16 yrs
Otto Willert - Secretary 29 yrs
Fred Kientz - President 14 yrs
Superintendent - 30 yrs
Wayne W. . . . — — Map (db m12911) HM|
This monument is a tribute to all veterans
who served so that we may live in freedom.
[Benches surrounding the memorial are engraved
with four words symbolic of a veterans' service]:
Country . . . — — Map (db m12921) HM|
This house was built on a parcel originally part of an 1808 land grant of 3,900 acres to John Smith Snead in payment for his Revolutionary War service. Many transfers and divisions of the land occurred prior to 1850, the era when this house was . . . — — Map (db m141689) HM|
This log barn, constructed around 1850, was donated by Patty L. Jones. It was dismantled in 2005 with help from inmates of the Pickaway Correctional Institution.
It was reconstructed by Southwest Franklin County Historical Society volunteers . . . — — Map (db m141692) HM|
This log home was built on property purchased between 1860 and 1880 by William Kegg, a prosperous land owner in Franklin and Pickaway counties. In 1915, the land and house were purchased from the Keggs by the Rouffs. In 1960, the land was sold to . . . — — Map (db m141695) HM|
1846 The Highland Mission was built. Lutherans
organized a German and English congregation there
in 1849. Built 1st church one block west in 1853
"St. Johannis Kirche." 1856 St. Paul's Lutheran
(MoSyd) built on this site. About . . . — — Map (db m137707) HM|
|In memory of
Mayor Robert E. Evans
Mayor of Grove City 1980-1988
City Councilman 1976-1980
A man who possessed an infectious laugh, a warm heart, and the true spirit of public service.
Mayor Evans was one of the guiding lights in the . . . — — Map (db m12920) HM|
|Side A: Orders Road SchoolEducational standards for rural children did not exist during the early 1800s, but by the 1870s most states had enacted compulsory education laws. In rural areas, township school districts built schools like this . . . — — Map (db m12922) HM|
Sherol was a Gold Star Daughter, whose support for the men and women of our military was rarely matched throughout her career. She served on the USO of Ohio Board of Directors.
Sherol was a business leader in our community that was a . . . — — Map (db m137679) HM|
|The Borror Family
Jackson Township Pioneers
In 1809-1811, Magdalene Strader Borror, widow of Revolutionary War veteran Jacob Borror, Jr., moved to this area from Virginia with her seven children (Martin, Jacob, Myomi, Solomon, Christine, . . . — — Map (db m12908) HM|
Tiney McComb, a businessman banker, was known for his community service as well as his banking expertise. He and his wife, Helena, moved to the Grove City area in 1968 accepting a position with the Grove City Savings Bank. Both became . . . — — Map (db m137680) HM|
In 1984 the Beautification Committee strived
to enhance the beauty and character of
our City: This plaque is to honor
Betty L. Evans
who was instrumental in the
beautification program. Her dedication . . . — — Map (db m137698) HM|