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1919 Cambridge Boulevard, Home of Ben Thompson, 1918

The residence of the Ben Sells Thompson family, completed in 1916, was located at 1919 Cambridge Boulevard. The property was later owned by Laura Thompson, Ralph Johansmann, Robert Atwell, and Claire Hamilton. Ben Sells Thompson, one of the founders of Upper Arlington, was born in Georgetown, Ohio in 1879. As a young man, he moved […]

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Kingsdale Wrecking Ball Ceremony

The Kingsdale Shopping Plaza in Upper Arlington was once THE PLACE TO SHOP – it was home to the very first Cheryl’s Cookies, the very first The Limited, and others. Over the past couple of decades however it has been in decline. Recently a new developer purchased the center and is in the process of […]

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Central Ohio Lunatic Asylum, 682 E Broad St.

The building was completed November 10, 1839, and burned on November 18, 1868.

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Upper Arlington Red Cross Unit, 1918

On August 19, 1918, the first meeting of the Upper Arlington Red Cross Unit was held in the ballroom of the home of Ben Thompson. Katherine Thompson (Mrs. Ben Thompson) was the chairman of the unit. The group met each week on Tuesday afternoons. With an average attendance of thirteen, the unit produced hospital shirts, […]

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Kingsdale Coming Down

The Kingsdale Wrecking Ball Ceremony included an opportunity to watch the construction workers take a first crack at pulling the old The Union clothing store down. The new Kingsdale shopping center is expected to begin opening the renovated shops in 2011.

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