Hilltop




This page has before and after photos for historic buildings in the Hilltop neighborhood.

The buildings are organized in alphabetical order by street name.

Last updated: 10/25/2019.

Existing Buildings

Broad Street
1. William Smith House: 2456 W. Broad Street: Around 1890: Although this house technically still exists, major renovations and expansions have left it unrecognizable.

Photo taken in 1900.


Photo taken in 2015.


2. Hague Avenue Elementary: 2744 W. Broad Street: 1910

Photo taken in 1915.


Photo taken in 2015.

Eureka Avenue
1. Erwin Price House: 268 S. Eureka Avenue: 1924

Photo taken in 1924.


Photo taken in 2017.

Haldy Avenue
1. Residential House: 92-94 N. Haldy Avenue: 1925

Photo taken in 1957.


Photo taken in 2017.

Hilltonia Avenue
1. Harry Gease House: 607 Hilltonia Avenue: 1927

Photo taken in 1943.


Photo taken in 2015.

Huron Avenue
1. Kathryn Olmstead House: 75 N. Huron Avenue: 1927

Photo taken in 1956.


Photo taken in 2017.


2. Mayson Hayhurst House: 111 N. Huron Avenue: 1927

Photo taken in 1965.


Photo taken in 2017.


3. Cora Hayhurst House: 128 N. Huron Avenue: 1927

Photo taken in 1963.


Photo taken in 2017.


4. Denver Larrick House: 465 S. Huron Avenue: 1928

Photo taken in 1956.


Photo taken in 2014.

Lechner Avenue
1. George Harper House: 145 Lechner Avenue: Around 1915

Photo taken in 1961.


Photo taken in 2017.


2. Florence McKenzie House: 168 Lechner Avenue: 1922

Photo taken in 1957.


Photo taken in 2014.


3. Hazel Sager House: 171-173 Lechner Avenue: 1920

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2017.


4. Lillie Watrous House: 172-174 Lechner Avenue: 1924

Photo taken in 1965.


Photo taken in 2017.


5. Anna Larkin House: 177 Lechner Avenue: Around 1910

Photo taken in 1965.


Photo taken in 2014.


6. Augusta Seaman House: 178 Lechner Avenue: 1922

Photo taken in 1957.


Photo taken in 2014.


7. Ernest Case House: 197-199 Lechner Avenue: 1925

Photo taken in 1955.


Photo taken in 2017.


8. Earle Anderson House: 252 Lechner Avenue: 1919

Photo taken in 1958.


Photo taken in 2017.


9. William Murray House: 338 Lechner Avenue: Around 1920

Photo taken in 1958.


Photo taken in 2017.

Midland Avenue
1. Elizabeth Froggatt House: 166 Midland Avenue: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1911.


Photo taken in 2017.

Powhatan Avenue
1. Lewis Amarine House: 46 Powhatan Avenue: 1929

Photo taken in 1961.


Photo taken in 2015.


2. Horatio Creith House: 129 Powhatan Avenue: 1929

Photo taken in 1961


Photo taken in 2017.

Sullivant Avenue
1. Ralph Stansell House: 1924 Sullivant Avenue: 1920

Photo taken in 1920.


Photo taken in 2018.


2. William Whitt House: 1960 Sullivant Avenue: 1920

Photo taken in 1920.


Photo taken in 2018.

Terrace Avenue
1. Andrew Schatz House: 244 N. Terrace Avenue: 1923

Photo taken in 1924.


Photo taken in 2014.

Warren Avenue
1. William Dennis House: 92 S. Warren Avenue: 1911

Photo taken in 1912.


Photo taken in 2014.

Woodbury Avenue
1. Charles Johnson House: 494 Woodbury Avenue: 1928

Photo taken in 1962.


Photo taken in 2017.


2. Wilbur Stone House: 498 Woodbury Avenue: 1928

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2017.


3. Fred Price House: 526 Woodbury Avenue: 1928

Photo taken in 1960.


Photo taken in 2017.

Demolished Buildings

Broad Street
1. Columbus State Hospital: 1960 W. Broad Street: 1873-1987: Once the largest building under one roof in the United States, this massive hospital served most of its life as some sort of mental institution, though under a variety of names. It had fallen out of use by the 1980s and was in a state of deterioration. Despite opposition and preservation efforts, costs to renovate the structure into other uses was considered impractical at the time. Today, the site is home to the Ohio BMV, though most of the original building’s footprint is either parking lots or green space.

Photo taken in 1889.


Photo taken in 2018.


2. Eldon Smith House: 2488 W. Broad Street: 1899-1971: Demolished by Hillcrest Baptist Church for a parking lot that remains to the present day.

Photo taken in 1900.


Photo taken in 2018.


3. William Van Sickle House: 2800 W. Broad Street: 1897-1910: This house only lasted 13 years. The school board bought the land to build the Hague Avenue Elementary School, completed in 1910.

Photo taken in 1897.


Photo taken in 2017.


4. Four Mile House Tavern and Inn: 2904 W. Broad Street: Around 1836-1913: Originally built to serve travelers along the National Road, the building was used as the headquarters of Camp Chase during the Civil War. It continued to serve as an inn and tavern into the early 1900s. Unknown reason for demolition.

Photo taken in 1907.


Photo taken in 2018.

Lechner Avenue
1. Eugenia Jones House: 130 Lechner Avenue: Around 1905-2015: Demolished for unknown reasons. The site remains vacant.

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2017.


2. Roy Taylor House: 181 Lechner Avenue: Around 1910-2016: Demolished for unknown reasons, but likely due to condition. The lot remains vacant.

Photo taken in 1962.


Photo taken in 2017.

Sullivant Avenue
1. Residential House: 2224 Sullivant Avenue: 1910-1967: Demolished to build a parking lot.

Photo taken in 1911.


Photo taken in 2015.