Main St. & Neil Ave Streetcar #707 at the intersection of Parkview Ave. On the right: Willard’s Restaurant, #2143; and on the left is Moody and Straley Funeral Home, #2154 E. Main St. Source: William J.B. Gwinn Columbus Trolleys Album photo #2162 taken 8/1/1948
George W. Lattimer, founder of the Kauffman Lattimer Company, built his home in 1898 at 235 S Parkview Ave. Picture from 1915. Columbus as a Convention City OH977.13 C72colu pg. 64.
The twenty-five room Governor’s Mansion was built in 1925 for Malcolm D. Jeffrey of the Jeffrey Manufacturing Co. Given to state 12/20/1955, opened as Governor’s Mansion, 1/14/1957. Source: Postcard 1:Zanesville:Hivnor Card Co #71571; Photo #3: W.E. Ayres postcard
Columbus has a great collection of historic homes. As a kid, I was always fascinated by taking walks in various neighborhoods and checking out all the old homes. Here’s some of the great homes–some are still around, some are still memories.