Historic Building Database- Residential: West Side




This page will include homes in Franklinton, Hilltop, Valleyview and other near West Side neighborhoods. Includes homes built before 1930.

**Last updated 6/11/2018.
*6/11/2018 update included 1 new home added, as well as updated photos and information.

*Total Properties Featured: 43

Franklinton Demolished

Broad Street
1. Dennis J. Clahane House: 494 W. Broad Street: Around 1895-Unknown. The house may have been destroyed or heavily damaged in the 1913 flood. Site is now the home of a commercial building.

Photo taken in 2016.


2. Holy Roman Family Church Priest House: 582 W. Broad Street: Around 1850-Around 1900: This house looks to have been torn down to build a larger, more ornate house on the site. This latter house still exists.

Photo taken in 1891.


Photo taken in 2017.


3. Windsor Place: 504 W. Broad Street: Around 1895-1960: This row of townhomes was built by Dennis Clahane, who lived directly across the street at 494 W. Broad. Huntington Bank owned the building starting in 1955 and still owned it when it was torn down, so it is possible they were going to build a bank branch there that never happened, or just tore it down due to neglect and age. The site remained a parking lot until Franklinton Station apartments went up in 2013.

Photo taken in 1897.


Photo taken in 2016.


4. Lucas Sullivant House: 707 West Broad Street, Franklinton: 1801-2/4/1965: The first brick home in Franklin County, it was modified several times over the years and eventually became part of a convent. It survived 315’s construction only to be demolished a few years later to make way for commercial development, of which still exists today.

Photo taken in 1962.


Photo taken in 2017.


5. Alexander Hall House: 762 W. Broad Street: 1805-Unknown: Unknown reason for demolition. This home was sometimes identified as the General Harrison HQ in 1812 (now thought to be the brick home at 570 W. Broad). When exactly this home was demolished is somewhat in doubt. It may have occurred in April 1906, but the demolished log cabin in question may have been across the street from the pictured cabin and been confused for it. Either way, the cabin was lost sometime in the very early 20th Century.

Photo taken in 1872.


Photo taken in 2017.


6. Monticello Apartment House: 934 W. Broad Street: Around 1910-June 12, 1992: By the early 1990s, the Monticello had suffered from lack of maintenance and the occasional arson fire. All tenants were moved by September 1991 as the city worked with a developer to renovate the building. However, on May 3, 1992, an arson fire destroyed large sections of the building only 30 days from closing with the developer to begin renovation work. In a last-ditch effort to save it, a local developer inquired about buying the building and putting in a mixed-use development. However, because of safety concerns, the city refused to wait the time needed to complete engineering/structural studies. The building came down the following week. The site remains a vacant lot.

Photo taken in 1911.


Photo taken in 2016.


7. Thomas Ross House: 1043 W. Broad Street: Around 1890-Around 1976: House was demolished to build the UDF and gas station that still exists.

Photo taken in 1900.


Photo taken in 2015.


8. George W. West House: 1224-1226 W. Broad Street: Around 1900-1998: Unknown reason for demolition. The lot remains vacant.
*No historic photo is available yet.

Photo taken in 2015.


9. Residential House: 1330 W. Broad Street: Around 1890-1967- The house had been a private home until about 1941, when it was acquired by Columbus Mutual Life Insurance. It was then sold to the business located at 1328 W. Broad, the Do Nut Bakery, in 1944. Do Nut owned the house until 1957, before it was sold to another bakery, Cummins Bakery. It seems that it was still in that business’ possession when it was demolished in 1967 for unknown reasons. The site has remained a vacant lot ever since. The old single-story bakery building at 1328 remains standing.

Photo taken in 1945.


Photo taken in 2017.

Starling Street
1. Lear House: 55 Starling Street: 1890-Unknown: This house probably lasted through the mid-1990s, but it’s not known exactly when it was demolished. The site address no longer exists.
*No historic photo is available yet.

Photo taken in 2015.

State Street
1. Meyers House: 522 W. State Street: 1880-Unknown: The house can be seen as late as 1971 on aerials, but not in 1994, so it was demolished sometime between that period. The reason for the demolition is unknown, and the lot is currently vacant.
*No historic photo is available yet.

Photo taken in 2015.


2. Davidson House: 548 W. State Street: 1890-Around 1997: Unknown reason for demolition. The lot remains vacant.
*No historic photo is available yet.

Photo taken in 2015.


3. Lawrence Gibney House: 586 W. State Street: 1900-Around 1999: Unknown reason for demolition. The site is now a vacant lot.
*No historic photo is available yet.

Photo taken in 2015.

Town Street
1. Charles F. Clark House 520 W. Town Street: 1890-2010: Unknown reason for demolition. The house was occupied through 2009. The site is now a vacent lot.
*No historic photo is available yet.

Photo taken in 2009.


Wisconsin Avenue
1. William S. Tussing House: 15 Wisconsin Avenue, Franklinton: Around 1890-Between 1937-1948: Unknown reason for demolition. Site is now a commercial building.

Photo taken in 1897.


Photo taken in 2016.

Franklinton Existing

Broad Street
1. General Harrison House: 570 W. Broad Street, Franklinton: 1805: William Henry Harrison is thought to have used this house as his HQ during the War of 1812.

Photo taken in 1892.


Photo taken in 2017.


2. W.B. Ferguson: 1271 W. Broad Street: Around 1900
*No historic photo is available yet.

Photo taken in 2015.

Eaton Avenue
1. Isaac Miner House: 918 Eaton Avenue, Franklinton: 1823

Photo taken in 1950.


Photo taken in 2015.

Gift Street
1. John Deardurff House: 72 S. Gift Street: 1807

Photo taken in 1940.


Photo taken in 2017.

State Street
1. J.B. Hickle House: 622 W. State Street: 1880
*No historic photo is available yet.

Photo taken in 2011.

Thomas Avenue
1. Harry F. Roederer House: 756 Thomas Avenue: Around 1890
*No historic photo available at this time.

Photo taken in 2017.

Town Street
1. Ernest Buse House: 468 W. Town Street: 1890
*No historic photo is available yet.

Photo taken in 2017.

Walnut Street
1. L.S. Fairchild House: 500 W. Walnut Street: 1910
*Historic photo is not available yet.

Photo taken in 2015.


2. J.J. Kramer: 510 W. Walnut Street: 1890
*No historic photo is available yet.

Photo taken in 2015.


3. C.H. Stotler: 530 W. Walnut Street: 1900
*No historic photo is available yet.

Photo taken in 2015.




Hilltop Demolished

Broad Street
1. Eldon F. Smith House: 2488 W. Broad Street: Around 1890-1971: Demolished to create a parking lot for the Hillcrest Baptist Church, which remains at the site.

Photo taken in 1900.


Photo taken in 2017.


2. William Van Sickle House: 2800 W. Broad Street: 1897-Before 1920: Unknown reason for demolition, but the site was a gas station by 1920. The gas station lasted until 1978. The site is currently an office building.

Photo taken in 1897.


Photo taken in 2015.

Hague Avenue
1. Residential House: 519 S. Hague Avenue: Around 1910-1994: Demolished to build the Hague Avenue branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Photo taken 11/24/1976.


Photo taken in 2017.

Hilltop Existing

Broad Street
1. Benjamin Smith House: 2456 W. Broad Street: Around 1895: House has been significantly altered over the years and bears little resemblance to the original construction.

Photo taken in 1900.


Photo taken in 2016.

Burgess Avenue
1. Frank Hughes House: 206 S. Burgess Avenue: Around 1923

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2015.

Chase Avenue
1. Elliot Robinson House: 33 N. Chase Avenue: 1923

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2015.

Eldon Avenue
1. Harry Lowrie House: 275 Eldon Avenue: 1918

Photo taken in February 1983.


Photo taken in 2014.

Fairfield Place
1. Floyd J. Guyer House: 2219 Fairfield Place: Around 1890

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2015.

Floral Avenue
1. John E. Journey House: 1963 Floral Avenue: 1890

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2015.


2. Homer Gilliland House: 1965 Floral Avenue: Around 1895

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2014.

Harris Avenue
1. Elsie Vanderburg House: 787 S. Harris Avenue: Around 1860

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2010.

Ogden Avenue
1. Isiah Conrad House: 779 S. Ogden Avenue: Around 1870

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2017.

Roys Avenue
1. Minnie Ziesler House: 89 N. Roys Avenue: 1923

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2015.


2. Harvey H. Carter House: 110 S. Roys Avenue: 1925

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2017.

Steele Avenue
1. Arthur Byers House: 2430 Steele Avenue: 1923

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2015.

Sullivant Avenue
1. Jennie M. Hessenauer House: 2301 Sullivant Avenue: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2017.

Terrace Avenue
1. Milford Long House: 192 N. Terrace Avenue: 1925

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2017.

Warren Avenue
1. Demas B. Ulrey House: 56 S. Warren Avenue: 1913

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2015.

Wheatland Avenue
1. Ezra Hill House: 110 S. Wheatland Avenue:

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2017.