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: 8/12/2019.

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.

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

Photo taken in 1957.

Photo taken in 2017.

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.

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.

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

Photo taken in 1912.

Photo taken in 2014.

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.

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

Photo taken in 1911.

Photo taken in 2015.