Historic Building Database- Residential: West Side Neighborhoods




This page will include homes in Franklinton, Hilltop, Valleyview and other West Side neighborhoods. Only homes built before 1930 are included.

**Last updated 3/28/2019- added 4 new houses to High, Riverview and Brand in Dublin.

*Total Properties Featured: 91

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.

Culbertson Street
1. Residential House: 619 W. Culbertson Street: Around 1900-1973: Demolished to expand the current business.

Photo taken in 1956.


Photo taken in 2016.

Dakota Avenue
1. Maggie Coberly House: 288-290 S. Dakota Avenue: Around 1900-1997: Demolished most likely due to condition. The current home was built on the site in 2007.

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo take in 2016.

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.

Campbell Avenue
1. Fredric Croninger House: 888 Campbell Avenue: 1890

Photo taken in 1965.


Photo taken in 2017.


2. Helen Jones House: 920 Campbell Avenue: 1924

Photo taken in 1965.


Photo taken in 2015.


3. Walter Shapter House: 927 Campbell Avenue: 1924

Photo taken in 1960.


Photo taken in 2017.


4. Harlan Parrett House: 928 Campbell Avenue: 1927

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2017.


5. Residential House: 932 Campbell Avenue: 1927

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2014.


6. William Reardon House: 954 Campbell Avenue: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1955.


Photo taken in 2015.


7. John Bliler House: 971 Campbell Avenue: 1924

Photo taken in 1963.


Photo taken in 2017.


8. Lester Baker House: 976 Campbell Avenue: 1928

Photo taken in 1954.


Photo taken in 2017.

Dakota Avenue
1. Huldah Liles House: 46-48 Dakota Avenue: 1915

Photo taken in 1972.


Photo taken in 2014. The house was completely renovated in 2017 and no longer appears this way.


2. Rosealtha Branch House: 51 Dakota Avenue: Around 1895

Photo taken in 1956.


Photo taken in 2014.


3. Alice Colvin House: 66-68 Dakota Avenue: Around 1890

Photo taken in 1956.


Photo taken in 2011.


4. Anna Calhoun House: 79 Dakota Avenue: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2014. The house was completely renovated in 2016 and no longer appears this way.


5. Laura Brundige House: 109-111 S. Dakota Avenue: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1963.


Photo taken in 2014.


6. Nellie Mackie House: 110 S. Dakota Avenue: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1958.


Photo taken in 2017.


7. Residential House: 115-117 S. Dakota Avenue: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2015.


8. Helen McGrath House: 153-155 S. Dakota Avenue: Around 1905

Photo taken in 1958.


Photo taken in 2017.


9. Lillis Shields House: 166 S. Dakota Avenue: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1960.


Photo taken in 2017.


10. Residential Building: 224 S. Dakota Avenue: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2015.


11. Kate Lewis House: 279 S. Dakota Avenue: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1965.


Photo taken in 2017.


12. Walter Shapter House: 307-309 S. Dakota Avenue: 1922

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2017.

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.

Doten Avenue
1. Fred Whesten House: 1989 Doten Avenue: Around 1910-2012: Unknown reason for demolition. The site remains vacant.

Photo taken in 1961.


Photo taken in 2017.

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

Algonquin Avenue
1. Phileta Carey House: 85 Algonquin Avenue: 1926

Photo taken in 1927.


Photo taken in 2015.

Belvidere Avenue
1. Warren Bigony House: 368 Belvidere Avenue: 1914

Photo taken in 1914.


Photo taken in 2017.

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.


2. Cora Ricketts House: 475 S. Burgess Avenue: 1917

Photo taken in 1917.


Photo taken in 2017.

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

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2015.

Crescent Drive
1. Christy Michel House: 2917 Crescent Drive: 1925

Photo taken in 1925.


Photo taken in 2016.


2. Beatrice Sites House: 2936 Crescent Drive: 1925

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2016.


3. Leola Brooks House: 3042 Crescent Drive: 1926

Photo taken in 1957.


Photo taken in 2016.

Doten Avenue
1. Merle Ashcraft House: 1946 Doten Avenue: 1924

Photo taken in 1956.


Photo taken in 2014.


2. Ray Fiscus House: 1992 Doten Avenue: 1924

Photo taken in 1959.


Photo taken in 2017.

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

Photo taken in February 1983.


Photo taken in 2014.

Eureka Avenue
1. Thomas Bell House: 296 S. Eureka Avenue: 1924

Photo taken in 1924.


Photo taken in 2017.

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. Charles Kuder House: 357 S. Harris Avenue: 1920

Photo taken in 1946.


Photo taken in 2017.


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

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2010.

Midland Avenue
1. Charles Dupler House: 102 Midland Avenue: 1909

Photo taken in 1909.


Photo taken in 2017.

Nashoba Avenue
1. Mary Harkins House: 131 Nashoba Avenue: 1924

Photo taken in 1946.


Photo taken in 2014.

Ogden Avenue
1. Kate Martin House: 153 S. Ogden Avenue: 1911

Photo taken in 1911.


Photo taken in 2015.


2. Tom Ireland House: 180 N. Ogden Avenue: 1922

Photo taken in 1926.


Photo taken in 2017.


3. Harold Wilbarger House: 211 N. Ogden Avenue: 1916

Photo taken in 1917.


Photo taken in 2017.


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

Photo taken in 1980.


Photo taken in 2017.

Olive Street
1. Theresa Monaghan House: 2915 Olive Street: 1925

Photo taken in 1925.


Photo taken in 2017.

Richardson Avenue
1. John Wenrich House: 270 S. Richardson Avenue: 1914

Photo taken in 1916.


Photo taken in 2017.


2. William Grunden House: 682 S. Richardson Avenue: 1929

Photo taken in 1946.


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.

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

Dublin

Brand Road
1. Residential House: 4915 Brand Road: 1879

Photo taken in 1965.


Photo taken in 2017.

High Street
1. Eli Tuler House: 126 S. High Street: 1835

Photo taken in 1965.


Photo taken in 2018.


2. Clara Brelsford House: 143 S. High Street: Around 1900

Photo taken in 1964.


Photo taken in 2018.

Riverview Street
1. Eva Thomas House: 37 S. Riverview Street: 1833

Photo taken in 1960.


Photo taken in 2017.