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
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
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
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
Archaeological investigations in 2002 uncovered evidence of a Native American camp at this location. The recovered artifacts and features included charcoal that produced a radiocarbon date indicating a possible Early Woodland Period occupation . . . — — Map (db m176237) 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
The origin of Beulah Park Race Track began in 1889 when local businessman A. G. Grant petitioned the village of Grove City to create the Beulah Addition housing development on farmland once owned by town founder William Foster Breck. Grant named . . . — — Map (db m173571) 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. . . . — — Map (db m137654) 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
[Honor Roll of Veterans]
Oh God, we invoke your blessing on all of us gathered
here for the dedication of this new monument, grant we
beseech you, that these memorials be hallowed/with
deeds of Love and service for . . . — — Map (db m188401) WM
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
Leithart family farm until 1956 when converted
by the Thomas family into "Rush 'n' Opal's Restaurant."
Later home and office of Dr. Kenyon Corry and became
offices for GC United Methodist Church in 2010. — — Map (db m195461) 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
There are two, five-acre farm tracts lying East of this plaque. In 1929 Fred and Georgie Wray acquired one tract and in 1937 the other tract was purchased by their son, Stanley O. Wray Sr. (The original deed dated back to the Virginia Militia) . . . — — Map (db m176240) HM