Olde Towne East




This page highlights before and after photos of historic buildings within the neighborhood of Olde Towne East.

The buildings are organized alphabetically by street name.

Last Updated: 11/25/2019

Existing Historic Buildings

Benton Street
1. Residential House: 241-243 Benton Street: 1899

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2015.

Broad Street
1. William Jones House: 731 E. Broad Street: 1889

Photo taken in 1984.


Photo taken in 2016.


2. Broad-Garfield Apartments: 775 E. Broad Street: 1929

Photo taken in 1948.


Photo taken in 2018.


3. David Jones House: 785 E. Broad Street: 1840

Photo taken in 1965.


Photo taken in 2017.


4. Charles Morris House: 875 E. Broad Street: 1895

Photo taken in 1900.


Photo taken in 2014.


5. Frank Hickock House: 957 E. Broad Street: 1878

Photo taken in 1965.


Photo taken in 2017.


6. Frank Shedd House: 965 E. Broad Street: 1889

Photo taken in 1889.


Photo taken in 2017.


7. Broad Street Church of Christ: 1049 E. Broad Street: 1906

Photo taken in 1955.


Photo taken in 2017.


8. James Campbell House: 1203 E. Broad Street: 1909

Photo taken in 1915.


Photo taken in 2018.


9. Edward Ziegler House: 1243 E. Broad Street: 1908

Photo taken in 1966.


Photo taken in 2014.


10. James Alcorn House: 1251 E. Broad Street: 1899

Photo taken in 1912.


Photo taken in 2016.


11. Carl Phillips House: 1271 E. Broad Street: 1904

Photo taken in 1961.


Photo taken in 2017.


12. Colonial Apartments: 1313 E. Broad Street: 1904

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2015.


13. Thomas Keating House: 1317 E. Broad Street: Around 1885

Photo taken in 1900.


Photo taken in 2014.


14. Henry Pirrung House: 1415 E. Broad Street: 1896

Photo taken in 1915.


Photo taken in 2014.

Bryden Road
1. Charles Stribling House: 844 Bryden Road: 1912

Photo taken in 1913.


Photo taken in 2018.


2. Benjamin Barbee House: 986 Bryden Road: 1896

Photo taken in 1897.


Photo taken in 2017.


3. Orlando Miller House: 1029 Bryden Road: 1894

Photo taken in 1901.


Photo taken in 2014.


4. First Presbyterian Church: 1099 Bryden Road: 1909

Photo taken in 1909.


Photo taken in 2018.


5. John Schneider House: 1169 Bryden Road: Around 1895

Photo taken in 1900.


Photo taken in 2018.


6. John Thomas House: 1211 Bryden Road: 1900

Photo taken in 1945.


Photo taken in 2014.


7. Charles Myers House: 1330 Bryden Road: 1896

Photo taken in 1900.


Photo taken in 2018.


8. Mollie Farber House: 1611 Bryden Road: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1912.


Photo taken in 2014.

Champion Avenue
1. Brown Veterinary Hospital: 220 S. Champion Avenue: 1906: The building was heavily modified in the 1950s.

Photo taken in 1913.


Photo taken in 2015.

Eighteenth Street
1. Apartment Building: 166-178 S. 18th Street: 1890

Photo taken in 1966.


Photo taken in 2015.


2. Residential House: 244-246 S. 18th Street: 1904

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2017.


3. Residential House: 370 S. 18th Street: Around 1890

Photo taken in 1965.


Photo taken in 2017.

Franklin Park South
1. Tod Gilliam House: 1819 Franklin Park South: 1912

Photo taken in 1913.


Photo taken in 2017.

Kendall Place
1. Lincoln Mathews House: 388 Kendall Place: Around 1910

Photo taken in 1912.


Photo taken in 2015.

Latta Avenue
1. William North House: 40-42 Latta Avenue: 1906

Photo taken in 1970.


Photo taken in 2017.


2. Charles Gibbard House: 43 Latta Avenue: 1875

Photo taken in 1955.


Photo taken in 2017.


3. Bess Lorbach House: 49-51 Latta Avenue: 1918

Photo taken in 1955.


Photo taken in 2017.


4. Cary Brown House: 59 Latta Avenue: Around 1905

Photo taken in 1956.


Photo taken in 2017.


5. Mary Sessions House: 60 Latta Avenue: Around 1895

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2015.


6. Frederick Schlotman House: 90 Latta Avenue: Around 1895

Photo taken in 1897.


Photo taken in 2015.


7. Edgar Hart House: 94 Latta Avenue: Around 1895

Photo taken in 1897.


Photo taken in 2015.

McAllister Avenue
1. Residential Building: 947 McAllister Avenue: Around 1905

Photo taken in 1963.


Photo taken in 2015.


2. Morris Thurman House: 981 McAllister Avenue: 1899

Photo taken in 1963.


Photo taken in 2017.


3. Residential Building: 1113-1119 McAllister Avenue: Around 1910

Photo taken in 1963.


Photo taken in 2015.

Monroe Avenue
1. William Lindig House: 33-35 S. Monroe Avenue: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1912.


Photo taken in 2016.

Nineteenth Street
1. Elizabeth Henderson House: 179-181 S. 19th Street: 1904

Photo taken in 1963.


Photo taken in 2015.

Oakwood Avenue
1. Margaret Kerr House: 497 Oakwood Avenue: 1912

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2017.

Payne Avenue
1. James Bruce House: 1991 Payne Avenue: Around 1905

Photo taken in 1981.


Photo taken in 2014.

Rhoads Avenue
1. George Bassett House: 248 Rhoads Avenue: 1919

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2017.


2. Lisle Bell House: 256 Rhoads Avenue: 1918

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2014.


3. Margaret Brubacher House: 260 Rhoads Avenue: 1921

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2017.


4. Sallie Shulman House: 280 Rhoads Avenue: 1920

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2014.


5. Caroline Barthman House: 290 Rhoads Avenue: 1923

Photo taken in 1955.


Photo taken in 2017.

Seventeenth Street
1. Ada Gitlin House: 228 S. 17th Street: 1905

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2018.


2. Frederick Freeman House: 252 S. 17th Street: 1894

Photo taken in 1963.


Photo taken in 2014.


3. Dave Levinson House: 296-298 S. 17th Street: 1904

Photo taken in 1972.


Photo taken in 2015.

Sherman Avenue
1. Clarence Addison House: 37 Sherman Avenue: 1910

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2014.


2. Residential Building: 43-45 Sheran Avenue: Around 1910

Photo taken in 1962.


Photo taken in 2015.


3. Louis Simon House: 56 Sherman Avenue: 1907

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2015.


4. Charles Cussins House: 72 Sherman Avenue: 1913

Photo taken in 1963.


Photo taken in 2015.

Twenty-Second Street
1. Rosalyn Senter House: 390 S. 22nd Street: 1923

Photo taken in 1963.


Photo taken in 2015.


2. William Beck House: 441 S. 22nd Street: Around 1905

Photo taken in 1963.


Photo taken in 2017.

Demolished Historic Buildings

Broad Street
1. Edward Leroy House: 683 E. Broad Street: 1880-1925: The house was demolished to build an office and retail building, which was completed in 1926. That building barely escaped demolition during the construction of I-71, but was eventually demolished in 1988 to build the existing office building that currently houses the Buckeye Ranch Foundation.

Photo taken in 1892.


Photo taken in 2018.


2. William Brickell House: 715 E. Broad Street: Around 1895-1963: Demolished for unknown reasons, but probably for a parking lot for the adjacent building. The site is now part of a widened Parsons Avenue.

Photo taken in 1897.


Photo taken in 2015.


3. William Miles House: 721 E. Broad Street: Around 1885-1967: Demolished to build a retail outlet that still exists.

Photo taken in 1889.


Photo taken in 2015.


4. Ebenezer Dewitt House: 841 E. Broad Street: Around 1885-1938: Demolished for development of unknown type. That development was torn down in 1972 and the site became the current gas station a few years later.

Photo taken in 1889.


Photo taken in 2018.


5. Frank Powell House: 869 E. Broad Street: 1889-12/17/1965: Demolished for unknown reasons. It appears that the last family member living in the house had died in October 1965, and the house was quickly torn down afterwards. The site has remained a vacant lot ever since.

Photo taken in 1889.


Photo taken in 2017.


6. George Peters/Frank Brown/Ned Reese Houses (right to left): 891-911 E. Broad Street: 1895-1905 to 1961 : These homes were all demolished for the office building that is currently on the site.

Photo taken in 1957.


Photo taken in 2018.


7. Sarah Failing House: 947 E. Broad Street: Around 1890-1980: Demolished to become the parking lot of a new office expansion next door at 957 E. Broad, and has remained the same since.

Photo taken in 1948.


Photo taken in 2017.


8. Emil Hoster House: 1065 E. Broad Street: 1899-1962: Demolished in preparation to build new offices for Buckeye Union Insurance Company. In total, the offices would require the demolition of about 20 historic homes, wiping out an almost fully intact block. The site is now green space for city offices.

Photo taken in 1900.


Photo taken in 2017.


9. William Orr House: 1089 E. Broad Street: Around 1890-1962: This home was another casualty of the Buckeye Union Insurance Company Building.

Drawing from 1909.


Photo taken in 2015.


10. Horace Chapman House: 1117 E. Broad Street: Around 1890-1962: Another casualty of the Buckeye Union Insurance Company Building.

Photo taken in 1912.


Photo taken in 2017.


11. William Heskett House: 1167 E. Broad Street: Around 1910-1975: Demolished for unknown reasons. The site is now partially green space and partially a parking lot.

Photo taken in 1912.


Photo taken in 2017.


12. Edward Merkle House: 1373 E. Broad Street: 1907-1974: Demolished by the city to build the office building still on the site. The location of the house is a parking lot for the offices.

Photo taken in 1914.


Photo taken in 2017.


13. Charles Kurtz House: 1525 E. Broad Street: Around 1895-1949: Demolished to build the current office building.

Photo taken in 1897.


Photo taken in 2017.

Bryden Road
1. Robert McCarter House: 737 Bryden Road: 1899-1967: Demolished to build the existing apartment building.

Photo taken in 1900.


Photo taken in 2017.


2. B’Nail Israel Temple: 925 Bryden Road: 1904-1969: The end began in 1960 when the Temple Israel congregation moved to a new church on East Broad. Caldwell Temple moved in that year, but the growing church quickly ran out of space. In 1968, Caldwell Temple swapped churches with the First United Methodist Church next door at 873 Bryden Road. First United had been rapidly losing membership and no longer needed the space, but they had no plans for the former Caldwell Temple, either. The following year, the church was sold to the city. After receiving federal park grants, the city tore down the church to put in Blackburn Park.

Photo taken in 1915.


Photo taken in 2018.


3. Henry Miller House: 987 Bryden Road: 1899-1975: Unknown reason for demolition. The site remains vacant.

Photo taken in 1900.


Photo taken in 2018.


4. Samuel Black House: 1000 Bryden Road: 1894-1962: Demolished to build the Grant Apartments complex that still exists.

Photo taken in 1897.


Photo taken in 2018.


5. Charles Neil House: 1044 Bryden Road: 1899-1946: Unknown reason for demolition. The site wouldn’t have the current apartment building on it until 1964.

Photo taken in 1900.


Photo taken in 2018.


6. John Kaufman House: 1151 Bryden Road: Around 1895-1942: Demolished to build the existing apartment building.

Photo taken in 1901.


Photo taken in 2018.


7. Bryden Apartments: 1277 Bryden Road: 1902-1976: It seems this apartment complex began to run into trouble in 1966, when a fire broke out in the attic. Apparently, financial trouble for owners forced a sale in 1972 and then again in 1974. The Boys Own Youth Shelter, Inc. purchased the property in 1974 with a plan to convert it into housing for troubled youth, but then decided to tear it down and build new, possibly due to higher costs associated with a large renovation. The new shelter, however, was never built, as the organization ended up running up a delinquent property tax tab and the property ended up in the hands of the City in 1978. The vacant lot eventually became English Park and Kwanzaa Playground.

Photo taken in 1915.


Photo taken in 2018.


8. Herbert Bradley House: 1392 Bryden Road: Around 1895-1966: Demolished by an organization known as Moor Investments to build the apartment building that is currently on the site.

Photo taken in 1897.


Photo taken in 2018.

Eighteenth Street
1. Mabel Sulzer House: 161-163 S. 18th Street: Around 1905-1981: Unknown reasons for demolition. The site remains vacant.

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2015.


2. Francis Peck House: 291 S. 18th Street: Around 1890-1993: Unknown reason for demolition. A new house went on the site in 2004.

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2017.


3. Freda Schwarz House: 295 S. 18th Street: Around 1895-1981: Unknown reason for demolition. The site remains vacant.

Photo taken in 1963.


Photo taken in 2016.


4. Mixed-Use Building: 318-326 S. 18th Street: Around 1895-1969: Demolished as part of the creation of Blackburn Park.

Photo taken in 1963.


Photo taken in 2017.

Franklin Avenue
1. Herbert Linthwaite House: 781 Franklin Avenue: Around 1895-1975: Unknown reason for demolition. The site remains vacant.

Photo taken in 1897.


Photo taken in 2017.


2. Charles Thomas House: 1088 Franklin Avenue: Around 1890-1968: Demolished to build and apartment building that remains to the present.

Photo taken in 1900.


Photo taken in 2015.


3. East High School: 1390 Franklin Avenue: 1899-1975: The school was used until 1923, when the 2nd East High was completed at 1500 E. Broad Street. The school became Franklin Junior High School for the rest of its existence. The school was torn down to make way for a new school building, now the Franklin Alternative Middle School. This construction also permanently cut Franklin Avenue into 2 separate east and west sections and required the demolition of about 2 dozen historic homes.

Photo taken in 1900.


Photo taken in 2015.

Franklin Park South
1. The Children’s Hospital: 1515 Franklin Park South: 2/1/1894-Around 1930: The original location of Children’s Hospital, it was demolished a few years after the present location was opened in 1924. Apartments have been on the site since 1937.

Photo taken in 1915.


Photo taken in 2018.


2. Anton Brunner House: 1939 Franklin Park South: 1902-1982: Functioned as the Columbus Academy until 1968. Demolished by the city to build an athletic complex and Academy Park.

Photo taken in 1915.


Photo taken in 2011.

Kendall Place
1. Kenneth Wood House: 329 Kendall Place: Around 1898-1981: Demolished to create a parking ot for the adjacent apartment building.

Photo taken in 1900.


Photo taken in 2015.

McAllister Avenue
1. Lillian Cochrane House: 1090 McAllister Avenue: Around 1895-1999: Unknown reason for demolition. The site remains vacant.

Photo taken in 1963.


Photo taken in 2015.

Parsons Avenue
1. The Cumberland: 26-30 Parsons Avenue: 1895-1976: Unknown reason for demolition. The site is used for parking.

Photo taken in 1897.


Photo taken in 2017.

Sherman Avenue
1. Residential House: 29 Sherman Avenue: Around 1910-1962: Demolished for a parking lot that remains to the present day.

Photo taken in 1961.


Photo taken in 2015.

Twentieth Street
1. Benjamin Hopson House: 261 S. 20th Street: Around 1890-1973: Unknown reason for demolition. The site has remained a vacant lot.

Photo taken in 1963.


Photo taken in 2015.