Campus Area & Weinland Park




This page gives before and after photos for historic buildings in the OSU Campus and Weinland Park areas.

**Last Updated: 9/23/2019

Existing Historic Buildings

Eighth Avenue
1. Hattie Collop House: 206-208 W. 8th Avenue: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1963.

Photo taken in 2015.

Fifteenth Avenue
1. Residential House: 184 E. 15th Avenue: Around 1907

Photo taken in 1966.

Photo taken in 2015.

Fourteenth Avenue
1. Alfred Linton House: 124 E. 14th Avenue: 1908

Photo taken in 1914.

Photo taken in 2017.

Fourth Street
1. William Rowe House: 2240 N. 4th Street: Around 1895

Photo taken in 1897.

Photo taken in 2017.

Frambes Avenue
1. William Thrush House: 36-38 E. Frambes Avenue: Around 1910

Photo taken in 1957.

Photo taken in 2017.

2. Harley Lee House: 89-91 E. Frambes Avenue: Around 1905
Photo taken in 1965.

Photo taken in 2014.

3. John Green House: 93 E. Frambes Avenue: 1887
Photo taken in 1963.

Photo taken in 2014.

4. Hershel Chaffin House: 97-99 E. Frambes Avenue: Around 1915
Photo taken in 1964.

Photo taken in 2017.

5. Mary Johnson House 122 E. Frambes Avenue: Around 1900
Photo taken in 1960.

Photo taken in 2017.

6. Walter Mansell House: 126 E. Frambes Avenue: Around 1905
Photo taken in 1959.

Photo taken in 2017.

7. Peter Riddlesberger House: 137 E. Frambes Avenue: 1888: This house’s construction date is somewhat a mystery. There was a house at this address back to 1888, but the house itself looks newer and other sources suggest it was constructed between 1900-1910. Because there is no evidence the house was rebuilt, I will use the 1888 construction date.
Photo taken in 1958.

Photo taken in 2015.

8. Caroline Kennedy House: 143 E. Frambes Avenue: 1909
Photo taken in 1966.

Photo taken in 2014.

9. Andrew Schlereth House: 149 E. Frambes Avenue: 1908
Photo taken in 1961.

Photo taken in 2015.

10. Charles Thrasher House: 156-158 E. Frambes Avenue: Around 1915
Photo taken in 1961.

Photo taken in 2015.

Hamlet Street
1. Charles Krob House: 1209 Hamlet Street: 1907

Photo taken in 1958.

Photo taken in 2014.

2. Charles Treverton House: 1210 Hamlet Street: 1909
Photo taken in 1958.

Photo taken in 2014.

3. Lawrence McKinney House: 1213 Hamlet Street: 1909
Photo taken in 1955.

Photo taken in 2017.

4. John Lusch House: 1221 Hamlet Street: 1906
Photo taken in 1961.

Photo taken in 2014.

5. Walter Thrall House: 1249 Hamlet Street: 1909
Photo taken in 1959.

Photo taken in 2010.

6. Hiram Pond House: 1353 Hamlet Street: 1909
Photo taken in 1955.

Photo taken in 2017.

7. Residential Building: 1370-1376 Hamlet Street: 1910
Photo taken in 1965.

Photo taken in 2017.

8. Donna Wurdock House: 1378-1380 Hamlet Street: 1918
Photo taken in 1955.

Photo taken in 2017.

9. Felix Jacobs House: 1421 Hamlet Street: 1905
Photo taken in 1966.

Photo taken in 2014.

10. Frank Potts House: 1441-1443 Hamlet Street: 1924
Photo taken in 1972.

Photo taken in 2017.

11. Charles Hutchinson House: 1448-1450 Hamlet Street: 1918
Photo taken in 1956.

Photo taken in 2017.

12. Dora Bennett House: 1449-1451 Hamlet Street: Around 1908
Photo taken in 1961.

Photo taken in 2017.

13. Herman Weller House: 1453 Hamlet Street: Around 1908
Photo taken in 1961.

Photo taken in 2011.

14. Andrew Winter House: 1462 Hamlet Street: Around 1910
Photo taken in 1964.

Photo taken in 2017.

15. Margaret Winter House: 1466 Hamlet Street: Around 1910
Photo taken in 1961.

Photo taken in 2017.

16. Lucius Chapman House: 1488 Hamlet Street: Around 1905
Photo taken in 1962.

Photo taken in 2015.

17. Helen Merchant House: 1498 Hamlet Street: 1911
Photo taken in 1961.

Photo taken in 2017.

18. George Kinsey House: 1511 Hamlet Street: 1911
Photo taken in 1965.

Photo taken in 2017.

High Street
1. Charles Pavey House: 2259 N. High Street: 1902

Photo taken in 1915.

Photo taken in 2014.

Indianola Avenue
1. Apartment Building: 1316-1326 Indianola Avenue: 1915

Photo taken in 1964.

Photo taken in 2015.

2. Robert Neil House: 1842 Indianola Avenue: 1860: Although this house still technically exists, many expansions and renovations over the years have left it completely changed.
Photo taken in 1901.

Photo taken in 2017.

Neil Avenue
1. Frank Rathmell House: 1276-1280 Neil Avenue: 1893

Photo taken in 1897.

Photo taken in 2017.

2. John Sherwood House: 1281 Neil Avenue: 1893
Photo taken in 1897.

Photo taken in 2014.

3. George Cook House: 1289 Neil Avenue: Around 1890
Photo taken in 1897.

Photo taken in 2017.

4. Samuel Orwig House: 1333 Neil Avenue: Around 1895
Photo taken in 1975.

Photo taken in 2017.

5. Henry Bohl House: 1345 Neil Avenue: Around 1898
Photo taken in 1900.

Photo taken in 2017.

6. Edwin Moon House: 1355 Neil Avenue: 1893
Photo taken in 1897.

Photo taken in 2017.

7. Frank Wagenhals House: 1387 Neil Avenue: Around 1895
Photo taken in 1897.

Photo taken in 2017.

8. William Zartman House: 1516 Neil Avenue: Around 1895
Photo taken in 1897.

Photo taken in 2015.

9. Hamilton Hall: 1645 Neil Avenue: 1924
Photo taken in 1930.

Photo taken in 2017.

10. Mack Hall: 1694 Neil Avenue: 1923
Photo taken in 1929.

Photo taken in 2017.

11. Oxley Hall: 1712 Neil Avenue: 1908
Photo taken in 1912.

Photo taken in 2017.

12. Townsend Hall: 1885 Neil Avenue: 1898
Photo taken in 1905.

Photo taken in 2015.

13. Nelwood Gables Apartments: 2080 Neil Avenue: 1925
Photo taken in 1940.

Photo taken in 2014.

Northwood Avenue
1. Rosa Haner House: 45 E. Northwood Avenue: 1906

Photo taken in 1919.

Photo taken in 2015.

Perry Street
1. Donald Kays House: 1493 Perry Street: 1917

Photo taken in 1963.

Photo taken in 2017.

Sixth Avenue
1. Charles Wheeler House: 354 W. 6th Avenue: 1895

Photo taken in 1975.

Photo taken in 2017.

Summit Street
1. Charles Wolfe House: 2642 Summit Street: 1910

Photo taken in 1914.

Photo taken in 2017.

Twelfth Avenue
1. Charles Waterman House: 116 E. 12th Avenue: 1905

Photo taken in 1965.

Photo taken in 2017.

Waldeck Avenue
1. Ray Smylie House: 1927 Waldeck Avenue: 1910

Photo taken in 1914.

Photo taken in 2017.

Worthington Street
1. Residential Building: 1522-1532 Worthington Street: 1899

Photo taken in 1964.

Photo taken in 2016.

Demolished Historic Buildings

College Road
1. Biological Building: 1775 N. College Road: 1898-1924: Demolished to build Hagerty Hall.

Photo taken in 1912.

Photo taken in 2015.

Eleventh Avenue
1. Charles Nicholas House: 229 W. 11th Avenue: Around 1895-Around 1965: Unknown reasons for demolition. It appears the site was used as a parking lot until the parking garage was constructed in the 1970s.

Photo taken in 1897.

Photo taken in 2017.

Fifteenth Avenue
1. Alfred Lee House: 55 E. 15th Avenue: 1888-1952: Demolished to build a new location for the Beta Nu sorority. The house had been altered multiple times beforehand.

Photo taken in 1897.

Photo taken in 2017.

2. George Surguy House: 325 E. 15th Avenue: 1895-1966: Demolished to build the existing apartment complex.
Photo taken in 1897.

Photo taken in 2015.

Fourteenth Avenue
1. Residential House: 42 E. 14th Avenue: Around 1905-2013: Demolished to build a parking lot for the Beta Nau Association.

Photo taken in 1912.

Photo taken in 2015.

Frambes Avenue
1. Isaac Potts House: 14 W. Frambes Avenue: 1889-Around 1968: Demolished to expand OSU’s campus.

Photo taken in 1897.

Photo taken in 2007.

2. Frank Brand House: 37 E. Frambes Avenue: Around 1890-Around 1975: Unknown reasons for demolition. The site remained vacant for several years before new development went in.
Photo taken in 1962.

Photo taken in 2017.

2. Judson Biddel House: 42-44 E. Frames Avenue: Around 1910-1968: Demolished to build the existing apartment building.
Photo taken in 1959.

Photo taken in 2017.

3. Elizabeth Roberts House: 66-68 E. Frambes Avenue: Around 1905-1974: Unknown reasons for demolition. The current building was built in 1988.
Photo taken in 1955.

Photo taken in 2017.

4. Margaret Snyder House: 73 E. Frambes Avenue: Around 1900-1966: Demolished to build the current apartment building.
Photo taken in 1964.

Photo taken in 2017.

5. Charles Webster House: 83-85 E. Frambes Avenue: Around 1905-1973: Demolished to build the existing apartment building.
Photo taken in 1964.

Photo taken in 2014.

Hamlet Street
1. Benjamin Fisher House: 1386-1388 Hamlet Street: Around 1915-2012: Demolished due to poor condition. The lot remains vacant.

Photo taken in 1958.

Photo taken in 2015.

2. Residential House: 1435 Hamlet Street: Around 1915-2007: Demolished to expand a parking lot.
Photo taken in 1956.

Photo taken in 2017.

Indianola Avenue
1. Eli Tappan House: 1892 Indianola Avenue: 1888-1966: Demolished to build the existing apartment building.

Photo taken in 1889.

Photo taken in 2016.

King Avenue
1. William Weinman House: 380 King Avenue: Around 1905-1980: Demolished for unknown reasons, but a new building was on the site by 1985 with a new address of 382.

Photo taken in 1910.

Photo taken in 2014.

Neil Avenue
1. George Clark House: 1293 Neil Avenue: Around 1895-1966: Demolished to build an apartment building.

Photo taken in 1964.

Photo taken in 2017.

2. Lewis Rankin House: 1535 Neil Avenue: 1893-1965: Demolished for unknown reasons. The current apartments were built in 1986.
Photo taken in 1897.

Photo taken in 2018.

3. John McNeil House/Home Hospital: 1638 Neil Avenue: 1910-1924: Demolished to build Neil Hall. Neil Hall was demolished in 1998 to make way for the current building.
Photo taken around 1920.

Photo taken in 2017.

4. OSU Veterinary Building: 1949 Neil Avenue: 1903-1998: Demolished to create a plaza.
Photo taken around 1910.

Photo taken in 2016.

5. Judging Pavilion: 2047 Neil Avenue: Around 1910-Around 1975: Demolished to build the existing parking garage.
Photo taken in 1916.

Photo taken in 2016.

Oval Drive
1. OSU Armory and Gynasium: 60 N. Oval Drive: 1898-1958: This castle-like structure survived until a major fire damaged it beyond repair. After sitting empty for several years, new development went up on the site in the 1970s, and the Wexner Center for the Arts later opened there in 1989. The Wexner Center paid tribute to the old armory with several architectural details, shown in the photo below.

Photo taken in 1903.

Photo taken in 2016.

Perry Street
1. Residential House: 1380 Perry Street: Around 1905-1962: Demolished to expand parking for Battelle.

Photo taken in 1958.

Photo taken in 2014.

Sixteenth Avenue
1. Florus Lawrence House: 201 E. 16th Avenue: Around 1905-1993: Demolished to build the existing apartment complex.

Photo taken in 1913.

Photo taken in 2015.

Tenth Avenue
1. Louis Siebert House: 206 W. 10th Avenue: Around 1895-Around 1975: Demolished for a parking lot. The current garage was constructed in 2012.

Photo taken in 1897.

Photo taken in 2017.

Worthington Street
1. Jesse Connor House: 1442 Worthington Street: Around 1885-1968: Demolished to build and apartment complex.

Photo taken in 1965.

Photo taken in 2016.

2. Charles Galloway House: 1448 Worthington Street: 1888-1968: Demolished to build an apartment complex.
Photo taken in 1965.

Photo taken in 2016.

3. William Hutchinson House: 1457 Worthington Street: 1888-1965: Demolished to build an apartment complex.
Photo taken in 1959.

Photo taken in 2016.