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Germain Amphitheater had a short life. Its construction disrupted the original residents of the Worthington/Powell Road vicinity, but its life brought great outdoor arena acts to Columbus who would have otherwise opted to play in other Ohio cities with larger venues. Now, it stands silent, the stage overlooking rows of empty seats until wreckers renew the property into ... office buildings or apartments/condos? ... while the original residents look on.
This is a beautiful fallen tree in the field along the bike/walk path that cuts through Hoff Woods Park. It's great for climbing or having a small picnic lunch on. I wonder what used to be at this location and how the tree was enjoyed when it was still standing.
This small structure is on the same land as a larger red barn that had been abandoned for many years, located on the 'third curve' of old Shannon Road (when heading east on Shannon from Winchester Pike). A farmhouse (not pictured) was also located in the same area, along with a small family cemetery. The structures are no longer standing, as a new metro park/bike trail has been installed on that land, bordering new condo and apartment communities, but the tiny cemetery is still nestled in the field.
This barn had been abandoned for many years, located on the 'third curve' of old Shannon Road (when heading east on Shannon from Winchester Pike). A farmhouse (not pictured) was also located in the same area, along with a small family cemetery. The structures are no longer standing, as a new metro park/bike trail has been installed on that land, bordering new condo and apartment communities, but the tiny cemetery is still nestled in the field.
This popular award winning community landscape tour began in 1992 as a spin-off from AmeriFlora, a six month international floral exhibition, held at Franklin Park in Columbus. WesterFlora continues today with the support of the Westerville Parks & Recreation Dept., Westerville Civic Beautification Committee, Westerville Garden Club and Hoover Gardens. We just celebrated the 20th Annual WesterFlora Garden Tour in July 2011.
I thought you might be interested to learn, as I have thru my own research, that my 1889 home in OTE is the home of Cols' 1st Police Chief.
Thru my own research on my home, I discovered this about ALEXIS KEELER. He was trained as a carpenter by his Father at age 19, fought in the civil war as 1st lieutenant, was Cols' Sergeant of Arms and, again, became Cols' 1st Police Chief.
Foeller's Drugstore, located at 567 N. High Street, was a family run business for more than a half a century. Charles Foeller purchased the store in 1890 and family members continued to operate and expand the business to include a soda fountain and camera store. In 1904 the drugstore created a delectable new ice cream concoction, the "567." Today known as the Banana Split. The building at 567 N. High Street was razed to make way for the I-670 highway.
The first Neighborhood Guild Association began when Miss Anna B. Keagle, both a high school teacher and Sunday school teacher in the Flytown neighborhood, discovered all her 8-10 year old charges were in jail one Sunday. In November of 1898, she and fourteen others of the Association became neighborhood activists and rented half a double on West Goodale Street. By June 1899 they outgrew the house. In 1900 The Association set out to build a commodious settlement house. Various Trustees raised $6,000 to buy land, and Henry C.