Historic Building Database- Residential: West Side Neighborhoods




This page will include homes in FifthxNW, Franklinton, Grandview Heights, Hilltop, Marble Cliff, Upper Arlington, Valleyview and other West Side neighborhoods. Includes homes built before 1930 only.

**Last updated 10/14/2018- added 11 new homes.

*Total Properties Featured: 95

FifthxNW Demolished

King Avenue
1. Erwin Chever House: 1299 King Avenue: Around 1890-Around 1951: Unknown reason for demolition. An office building went on the site in the early 1960s, which remains to the present day.

Photo taken around 1939.

Photo taken in 2017.

FifthxNW Existing

Third Avenue
1. Residential Building: 1524-1526 W. 3rd Avenue: 1925

Photo taken in 1926.

Photo taken in 2011.

2. Residential Building: 1538-1540 W. 3rd Avenue: 1925

Photo taken in 1926.

Photo taken in 2011.

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.




Grandview Heights Demolished

Ashland Avenue
1. Charles Silbernagle House: 1196 Ashland Avenue: Around 1915-Around 1974: Demolished to expand the parking lot of Grandview Heights Public Library.

Photo taken in 1967.


Photo taken in 2014.

Grandview Heights Existing

Ashland Avenue
1. Mathew Hammond House: 1159 Ashland Avenue: Around 1910

Photo taken in 1955.


Photo taken in 2017.


2. Ben Woodbury House: 1177 Ashland Avenue: 1913

Photo taken in 1960.


Photo taken in 2014.


3. Chara Young House: 1180 Ashland Avenue: 1907

Photo taken in 1958.


Photo taken in 2017.


4. Lenetta Bornhauser House: 1189 Ashland Avenue: 1905

Photo taken in 1966.


Photo taken in 2014.


5. Curtis Williams House: 1211 Ashland Avenue: 1915

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2014.


6. Residential House: 1256 Ashland Avenue: 1923

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2017.


7. Henry Pattterson House: 1273 Ashland Avenue: 1913

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2012.


8. Domenico Abbruzzese House: 1286 Ashland Avenue: 1927

Photo taken in 1961.


Photo taken in 2014.


9. Charles Warner House: 1291 Ashland Avenue: 1923

Photo taken in 1965.


Photo taken in 2017.


10. Goldie Cox House: 1294 Ashland Avenue: 1923

Photo taken in 1962.


Photo taken in 2012.

Broadview Avenue
1. Siebert House: 1101 Broadview Avenue, Grandview Heights: 1908

Photo taken in 1914.

Photo taken in 2015.

Fairview Avenue
1. William H. Page House: 1122 Fairview Avenue: 1901

Photo taken in 1910.

Photo taken in 2015.

2. Eva Gray House: 1176 Fairview Avenue: 1902

Photo taken in 1910.

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.

Marble Cliff Demolished

Fifth Avenue
1. John E. Price House: 2101 W. 5th Avenue: Around 1885-Before 1953: Unknown reason for demolition. The site had development by 1953, so the house was gone before then. Records show only a garage on the site as far back as the mid-1930s, so the house could’ve been gone long before the 1950s. The development shown in the new photo was built in the 1960s, but was not in the same location as the house. The railroad tracks that ran at the front of the property (and just out of sight in the old photo) still exist, although the orientation has changed.

Photo taken in 1897.

Photo taken in 2017.

Roxbury Road
1. Sylvio Casparis House: 1539 Roxbury Road: Around 1890-Around 1930: Unknown reason for demolish. The site was later occupied by a school and is now a parking lot for a church.

Photo taken in 1951.

Photo taken in 2015.

2. Adrian L. Wallick House: 1599 Roxbury Road: 1909: House has been significantly altered and very hard to see, as it’s become part of a 1960s apartment complex.

Photo taken in 1919.

Photo taken in 2014.

Upper Arlington Demolished

Riverside Drive
1. James T. Miller House: 1800 Riverside Drive: 1862-1975: Demolished to build First Community Village. The large home featured 27 rooms.

Photo taken in 1889.

Photo taken in 2015.

2. Amaziah Hutchinson House: 5292 Riverside Drive: 1815-11/20/2013: House was demolished to make way for an apartment complex.

Photo taken in 2011.

Photo taken in 2017.

Upper Arlington Existing

Andover Road
1. Dale Green House: 1631 Andover Road: 1926

Photo taken in 1960.


Photo taken in 2015.


2. Harley Strawn House: 1634 Andover Road: 1923

Photo taken in 1967.


Photo taken in 2017.


3. Lucile Davidson House: 1644 Andover Road: 1923

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2017.


4. Pauline Wise House: 1645 Andover Road: 1923

Photo taken in 1956.


Photo taken in 2015.


5. Henry Gehring House: 1652 Andover Road: 1923

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2014.


6. Raymond Martin House: 1655 Andover Road: 1923

Photo taken in 1967.


Photo taken in 2017.


7. Katherine Bottman House: 1665 Andover Road: 1922

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2014.


8. Albert Schaefer House: 1666 Andover Road: 1924

Photo taken in 1955.


Photo taken in
9. Residential House: 1691 Andover Road: 1923
[caption id="attachment_11048" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo taken in 1961.


Photo taken in 2017.


10. Gladys Bumstead House: 1700 Andover Road: 1923

Photo taken in 1962.


Photo taken in 2014.


11. Residential House: 1716 Andover Road: 1923

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2017.


12. William Wheeland House: 1743 Andover Road: 1925

Photo taken in 1926.


Photo taken in 2017.


13. William H. Spangler House: 1753 Andover Road: 1924

Photo taken in 1926.


Photo taken in 2014.


14. Frank Hanna House: 1759 Andover Road: 1924

Photo taken in 1956.


Photo taken in 2017.


15. Tannis Dunn House: 1764 Andover Road: 1924

Photo taken in 1963.


Photo taken in 2015.


16. Arla Luebker House: 1765 Andover Road: 1924

Photo taken in 1926.


Photo taken in 2015.


17. Marlon Schambs House: 1770 Andover Road: 1924

Photo taken in 1965.


Photo taken in 2015.


18. Stanley Pheneger House: 1773 Andover Road: 1925

Photo taken in 1966.


Photo taken in 2015.


19. Paul Seekins House: 1776 Andover Road: 1924

Photo taken in 1967.


Photo taken in 2017.


20. Joseph Tebben House: 1781 Andover Road: 1925

Photo taken in 1960.


Photo taken in 2017.


21. Arthur McCullough House: 1782 Andover Road: 1926

Photo taken in 1956.


Photo taken in 2017.


22. Residential House: 1785 Andover Road: 1924

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2014.


23. Herrmann Hollenback House: 1793 Andover Road: 1924

Photo taken in 1962.


Photo taken in 2014.


25. John Nicklaus House: 1798 Andover Road: 1927

Photo taken in 1961.


Photo taken in 2017.


26. Residential House: 1803 Andover Road: 1920

Photo taken in 1966.


Photo taken in 2014.

Arlington Avenue
1. Warren Knight House: 2318 Arlington Avenue: 1926

Photo taken in 1926.

Photo taken in 2015.

Cambridge Road
1. King Thompson House: 1930 Cambridge Road: 1915

Photo taken in 1919.

Photo taken in 2015.

King Avenue
1. Maxwell Bode House: 1820 King Avenue: 1920

Photo taken in 1926.

Photo taken in 2015.

Tremont Drive
1. E. Ray Evans House: 2320 Tremont Drive: 1923

Photo taken in 1926.


Photo taken in 2015.

Other West Side Places Demolished

Dublin Road
1. Alexander Davis House: 5436 Dublin Road: 1886-2005: Unknown reason for demolition. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The site remains an empty lot. Notice that the driveway columns remain.

Photo taken around 1945.

Photo taken in 2015.

2. Alexander Davis Cabin: 5436 Dublin Road: Between 1812-1830 to Unknown: Unknown reason for demolition. This was the original home of the Davis family before they built their other home at the same address, and sat on the bluff overlooking the Scioto to the southeast of the newer house. Both may have been lost at the same time, but I couldn’t find any information on what happened to it.

Photo taken in 1945.

Fifth Avenue
1. Salvatore Presutti House: 1692 W. 5th Avenue: Around 1905-Around 1985: House became Presutti’s restaurant in 1933, but closed in 1983 after a fire. The house was demolished sometime between 1983 and 1989 for the commercial building that now exists on the site, which was completed in 1990.

Photo taken in 1945.

Photo taken in 2017.

Other West Side Places Existing