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    This circa 1900 photo shows workers in a quarry near Dublin Pike and Grandview Avenue. Most of the workers in the local quarries were Italian immigrants and lived in the "Italian Settlement" near Glenn and Fifth in Grandview.
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    Pictured here are Mrs. Frank Paulsen, chairwoman of the sale, and Mrs. Albert Weller Jr. as they prepare books for the upcoming event held at the church.
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    Pictured are (from left): row one-Bruce Behmer, Susan Jeffers, Rose Nardone, Miriam Koch, France Nesbitt, Robert Ulrich, Paul Clark, Benny Nardone, Bruce Frey, John North; row two-Lee Shaffmaster, Amor Bues, Summer Henderson, Bryon Droke, Antoinette Nardone, Donald Franz, Howard Clark and Mrs. Taylor.
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    Pictured here are (from left): row one-Joan Ritter, Jack Kirkwood, Jeanne Patterson, Marston Wentworth, Margaret Baldwin, Tom Miller, Peggy Davis; row two-Lloyd Gilbert, Bob Wells, Harry Mauger, Bob Scanland and Ralph Lawson.
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    The 1914 Grandview High School girls basketball team.
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    This is a circa-1900 photograph of the covered wooden bridge that spanned the Scioto River, linking Upper Arlington to the quarries on the west side of the river.
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    This poster is from the Grandview Garden Club's celebration of the country's bicentennial in 1976.
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    "White is the snow, crisp is the day, and all is fun in a tinkling sleigh." Robert Jones, Norman Brown, John Bogen and William Connor provide the manpower for the sleigh ride carrying Theodora Hannus, Jacqueline Soule, Mary Anderson, Sue Burghalter and Juanita Thompson, all Grandview Heights High School seniors having fun during the winter of 1949. This picture and quote were taken from the 1949 Highlander yearbook, which was dedicated to the residents of Grandview Heights "who have always stood squarely behind our schools." With enthusiasm as their keynote, the class of 1949 Boosters was composed of the entire student body. They planned and carried out assemblies, Club Tropicabana (the winter dance) and the April talent show, and conducted the annual magazine campaign. The redecorated school building of 1948-49 inspired a new format for the 1949 Highlander, and co-editors Sylvia Edmundson, Norman Brown and the rest of the staff worked tirelessly to create the new look for the yearbook.
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    The Grandview Heights Public Library will celebrate its 90th anniversary this year.
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    Julius F. Stone's home at 1065 Westwood Ave.
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    A former appliance store on Olentangy River Road at Third Avenue near Grandview became the new home of Warner Communication's QUBE interactive television effort in 1977.
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    The third-graders pictured here in 1915 are (from left): row one-Margaret Zollinger, Leola Baum, Dorothy Adams, Janet Marter, Myrtle Penn, Edna Waterman, Doris Raines, Frances Ward, Burley Biillingsly; row two-Franz Stone, Donald Beach, Melvin Shrumb, Theodore Roberts, Harry Walcott, Henry Master, William Linn, Edmund Dwyer and Horace Smith.
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    The homecoming crowd at Ohio Stadium on Nov. 23, 1940, watched as Michigan played Ohio State.
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    Bobcat Boosters tickets.
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    Trying for first bat in the girls softball game are (bottom) Barbara Peters from the east playground and Jean Jones from the west playground, with Sue Southland, Bonnie Glover, Patty Behmer, Marlene Neher, Joan Utley and Janet Cochran looking on. The winning ball team received a watermelon; other winners received ice cream bars.
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    "For the second time Grandview holds the county title," read a quote from a Columbus Dispatch article, referring to the Grandview Heights girls basketball team of 1923. The team went on to play in the Cincinnati tournament, disposing of tournament favorite Hughes High School, only to lose to "a team of lesser quality," Franklin High School. The Cincinnati Community News reported that the Grandview team was regarded as the "dark horse" and the captain of the team, Marie Grubb, appeared at the tournament carrying a toy black horse. Pictured here are team captain Marie Grubb and her team: Doris Rains, Frances Ward, Lucille Hoferkamp, Ruth Walters, Marguerite Droke, Tracy Julian, Dorothy Adams, Annabelle Ward, Ruth Semans and coach Ira Adams. This picture appears in the second annual yearbook of Grandview Heights High School, published in 1923.
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    The Kiddie Korral at the Pierce Field playground.
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    Accounts of the storm of Aug. 3, 1987, ran high. Mayor David Dudley declared a state of emergency. Every department head was on hand and the service department called out every available person.
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    Cheerleaders Debbie Scono, Mimi Little, Amy Keller, Vicki Nobilucci, Mary Daley and Sherry Render.
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    Miles Elmers (inset) is pictured with his son, Kirwan, in a 1964 photo as they talk with a prospective buyer of one of their custom-built motor homes. It was in the 1950s, as he traveled the United States to promote a variety of products, that he developed a low-sudsing laundry detergent for washing machines. Business boomed and so did Miles' interest in motor homes. He was instrumental in developing the first commercially converted motor home in 1952. After selling his famous All brand soap to Monsanto Corp., Miles was able to turn his attention full time to mobile-home travel. He purchased the land cruiser division of the Flexible Co., a bus manufacturer in Loudonville, and with Kirwan formed the Custom Coach Corp. This first company to specialize in custom-built motor-home conversions of bus shells introduced a new style of travel to the RV industry. The company attracted a who's who of clients with the luxury innovations it developed. Music celebrities took notice of the company's vehicles for travel, which led to other entertainers also becoming customers. Commercial customers included McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, Dave Thomas of Wendy's fame and August Busch lll, CEO of Anheuser-Busch. In 1963, Kirwan attended a weekend gathering of "house car" owners who voted to form the Family Motor Coach Association. This organization is celebrating its golden anniversary and in August inducted Kirwan Elmers, a charter member, into the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind. The Custom Coach Corp. formerly was located at 1400 Dublin Road in Marble Cliff.
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    The first Big Bear store opend in Grandview in 1934.
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    This photograph, taken in 1984 by a Columbus Citizen Journal photographer, shows the construction of what would be the home of the Columbus Mineshaft Restaurant.
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    Carolyn Ritter, drum major for the 1952-53 Grandview Heights High School marching band, is pictured here as she leads the band onto the field at the high school stadium. A sea of blue and white marching band members entertained the spectators with their spirited music, fancy dance steps and intricate formations, led by director J.W. Byrnes. The band's skillful performance was the result of many hours of practice from the time of summer band camp to the last game of the season. Their maneuvers were enhanced by the performance of Ritter and seven other majorettes. The formations included a salute to music, a salute to the school and spectators, and the Loyalty song, "We're loyal to you Grandview High."
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    Joe Melaragno and his son, Gene, are pictured in front of the stone they quarried.
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    The State Fairgrounds Coliseum was the scene of the district championship basketball game in 1937.
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    Boulevard Presbyterian Church's Casavant pipe organ. The organ has been in the church sanctuary at 1235 Northwest Blvd., since December 1965.
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    Grandview High School had its own heroine in fall 1947 when Diana Gonser investigated the smell of smoke in the school just after 5 p.m. one afternoon. Diana was working in the Bobcat Room where the school newspaper was published when she smelled something unusual. She went to the door of the auditorium and saw smoke coming from the stage curtains and scenery. She ran to the front of the school just as the football coach Charles Thackara and four members of his squad were crossing the street from practice. The players (Jack Roth, Jack Shere, Larry Conaway and Richard Poulton) answered Diana's alert by grabbing fire extinguishers and fighting the flames while Thackara called the Grandview Fire Department. By the time firefighters arrived, the flames were under control with minimum damage. Ralph Berry, the school principal, said the five fire extinguishers that hung in the auditorium were well used by the four youths. No time was lost as the students saved the school from severe damage. Fire Chief Ray Starner investigated the blaze, which he believed originated in a waste basket. Diana shows where she discovered the fire in this photo. The original article in the Columbus Dispatch was taken from the scrapbook of Jeanne Jones Holder.
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    War ration books were an accepted way of life during World War ll. The books pictured here were issued in 1945. World War ll evoked many federal controls, which became a way of life and ultimately were thought of as a patriotic effort.
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    Columbus' first Dairy Queen at 1512 W. Fifth Ave., in Grandview opened in 1948 and still operates today.
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    Jane Fitting, writing for the Tri-Village News in summer 1983, recalled some of the differences of the "good old summertime" of her childhood and today. Astride the pony that made a regular summer visit to the neighborhood, Jane was dressed in her Sunday best for this photo. In her words, "Summer days were spent making mud pies and baking them in the sun, then using them to throw at friends in make-believe battle. Kites were made of newspapers. Shooting 'agates and glassies' in a ring drawn in the dirt, picking clover blossoms to make chains, and competing at hopscotch on the sidewalk were everyday games. Kids cooled off by playing in the hose. Pulling the shades before noon to keep in the cooler morning air was an everyday event in most households. Children were called in during the hottest part of the afternoon. Reading, making paper dolls out of magazine illustrations and doll houses out of boxes were the usual things done to pass time." Many times Jane's mother put a block of ice that the iceman had just delivered in a pan on the floor and turned the electric fan on it. That was the air conditioning of the day. An annual summer event to be counted on was the circus train unloading at the Grandview Avenue crossing, and people lined the streets to watch the parade with its clowns, calliope and elephants. Memories of past summers included homemade ice cream, family vacations, and playing under the street lights at night while grownups rested in wicker rockers or wooden porch swings.
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    As co-salutatorian of her class, a member of National Honor Society and winner of the PTA scholarship, Suzie Hutchison (pictured) could be talking about music, studies, sports or senior-photo plans. She had much to say using the "social media" of the year 1963, as revealed in this photograph from the Grandview Heights High School yearbook. Suzie was chosen as one of the outstanding seniors of that year. She was secretary of the Grandview Athletic Association and a 1,000-point letter-winner. As Suzie participated in her varied school activities, she remained connected with friends, teachers and her scholastic endeavors by the network of the day: the rotary telephone.
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    As they round the turn on Grandview Avenue, cyclists in this photo compete in the Grandview Cycling Classic. In 1994, when John Leutz was mayor of Grandview Heights, the cycling event took place on the hills of the city streets for the first time. The races featured both men and women cyclists in multiple professional categories. Over its 20 year-history, the tour has attracted more than 1,000 world-class cyclists and many more spectators because of the demanding hills and turns on the course that snakes through the neighborhood streets. The event has been spearheaded by the city of Grandview Heights; the Grandview Community Association, which was formed in 2005, now coordinates the community's signature event with activities for spectators and cyclists alike. The volunteer association counts on local residents and business people to promote the races and activities for the "health and well-being" of the Grandview Heights community. As a result, hundreds of volunteers are brought together to promote Ohio's premier cycling event with thousands of dollars in purse money -- a win-win activity for all participants.
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    Robert R. Livingston was only 59 years old when he died of kidney failure in 1958 at Mount Carmel Hospital. He had been with the Grandview Police Department since 1937, and was the chief of police for 14 years. Livingston came to Grandview at the age of 7 and graduated from Grandview High School in 1920. When Livingston sought work with the Grandview Police Department in 1937, the only vacancy was in the fire department, and he worked there for a short time before he transferred into the police department. He was well-known by the residents of Grandview and was not always in uniform. Here he is taking time with the children of Parkway Drive in summer 1948 to move a snapping turtle from the street into his cruiser. He thought the event warranted a picture, which was captured and saved in the scrapbook of Alleyne Jones. The tallest girl in the back is identified as Suzie Wheeler from Parkway Drive, and the boy with his hands on his knees is John Shough from Hilo Lane. The other children are not identified.
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    Blanche Field is pictured here as she announced her return from Chicago after studying classical dance, toe, Oriental and character dancing. She had earlier graduated from the Louis H. Chalif School of Dancing in New York City. The Chalif school was one of the earliest schools in the United States to instruct teachers in dance. Miss Field was born in Grandview Heights in 1901, lived at 1138 Lincoln Road and graduated from Grandview Heights High School in 1919. Upon her return from Chicago, she opened her dance studio. She was already established as a dancer and local dramatic artist. She was known in Grandview for her home and the studio she built at 1714 First Ave., where she continued to teach dance and kindergarten classes until 1955. Her memories of Grandview playmates and the games they played are recorded in early letters to friends. Though they were separated in later years (Blanche retired to Florida), friends from Lincoln Road kept in touch through memories recorded in letters, newspaper clippings and pictures with names and dates that were saved in "memory books," which were common in that era.
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    This football game program tells the story of the eighth annual battle between the Bobcats of Grandview Heights High School and Bexley's Fighting Lions. For eight years, the games had been played with the tradition of clean, wholesome athletic competition and with the victories favoring Bexley, while the total points favored Grandview, 92-60. Old programs saved by high-school students and fans reveal pastimes enjoyed and the support from the communities as well as businesses placing advertisements and best wishes for a winning game. "When you see me, don't think of Life Insurance, but when you think of Life Insurance, see me" was the half-page ad for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. located in the Buckeye Building. Rutherford and Co. Brokers, Miller and Reeves Architects, Dobbs Hats along with Tellings "unequaled quality ice cream" paid for attention in this Bexley program for the game Oct. 26, 1928. Bexley won its homecoming game 13-7. As you can see from the notation, it was claimed to be a good game.
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    The first home tour sponsored by the newly organized Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society was held May 8, 1977. The five homes that were featured were located throughout the Grandview and Marble Cliff area and were all built between the years 1892 and 1911. Bruce and Jan Tovell opened their home at 1101 Broadview Ave. for touring along with Bob and Ruth Fridenstein, 1085 Westwood Ave.; Mark and Ellen Tomlinson, 1183 Wyandotte Road; Ray and Gretchen Stegmier,1342 Lincoln Road; and Tom and Leslie Palmer, 1492 Roxbury Road. A three-panel fold-out program contained a brief description of the homes and stories of past and present owners, and also served as an admission ticket (shown here) that sold for $1.50. The Westwood Avenue house remains one of the oldest homes in Grandview. The Fridensteins bought the home in 1960 from the Paddock family, who had lived there since 1909. They maintained some of the wildflowers and gardens that OSU professor Wendell Paddock had started (Paddock, also known as the Daffodil Man, was featured in a June 2004 Moment in Time. Details of preservation and remodeling along with histories of past and present owners were outlined In the program. The then-new publication by the historical society, "Sheltering A Heritage," also was available at each home. The society's home tour again returns on Mother's Day.
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    The land for this church was legally recorded as the West Fifth Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, located at the northwest corner of West Fifth Avenue and North Star Road, in April 1891. The land was provided by the Rev. James S. Ricketts. At the time the church was originally formed, it met in private homes, until the Methodist Conference appointed the Rev. William C. Holliday as the first official minister. The membership grew and a chapel was built in 1902 on the corner of West Fifth and North Star. The population of the area and the membership grew and a new church building was erected in Grandview Heights on the corner of West First and Ashland Avenue. The name was changed to Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. The time at this location covered World War l and the Depression years and a name change to Grandview Methodist Episcopal Church. This congregation continued to grow under the leadership of Frederick Ross, who was appointed in 1922. Paul Rugg came to the steadily growing congregation in 1939, and in that year the decision was made to buy two lots at the corner of Cambridge and West Fifth. In the next 10 years, the lots were paid for and construction was started on the renamed Trinity Methodist Church. The first service in the new building was held Sept. 30, 1951. Today's congregation enjoys new additions to the building and updates to offices and a still-growing attendance to the church that started with 64 neighbors and maintains the name Trinity United Methodist Church.
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    This photo appeared in the 1945 Highlander of Grandview Heights High School and shows high school students throwing snowballs in the playground at the south end of the stadium.
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    Coach Robin Priday and Clark Lawrence with Jim Fais helping Mike Patton with his start.
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    Susan Swager, who was editor of the 1969 yearbook for Grandview Heights High School, is pictured here with her horse.
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    Mary Jean Bradley in the First Community Church's Trading Post. The post serves as a clearinghouse for gently used clothing and household items. Items are accepted on consignment or via donation and are resold at a low cost.
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    Grandview artist Harriet Kirkpatrick.
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    Caroline Thomas Harnsberger, pictured here sitting on the running board of her 1920s car, was an active swimmer, but went on to garner many more accomplishments in her lifetime.
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    David Mock held his Grandview Heights High School classmates in total captivation as he recounted his first-hand account of the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor. "All day the sky swarmed with flashing enemy planes. Fire and smoke rose wildly from shattered homes and buildings." He lived with his family near Pearl Harbor where they heard the first sounds of gunfire, at the time thinking it was only practice. As planes flew over and they became aware of the destruction around them, David and his father rushed to aid safety wardens and deliver newspapers. David Mock was a student at Grandview Heights High School at the time. John E. Hussey, David's grandfather, was one of the original landowners of Grandview Heights. The picture and story of David's experience was published in the Columbus Dispatch in December 1944. Pictured here at Grandview Heights High School with David and Nancy Conner (both seated in center) are classmates Jackie Henderson, Bill Arthur, Bill Wasem, Barbara Acton, Jean Young and Fred Hunt. They all served on the Highlander yearbook team.
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    The Grandview Heights Senior Center building, shown here as construction began, opened Oct. 16, 1982.
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    Early newspaper ad for James Cardi.
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    John E. Hussey is pictured with his wife Margaret in 1957 on Catalina Island, the year before her death.
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    In February 1942, mothers of servicemen responded to a newspaper request and formed the Blue Star Mothers of America Inc.
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    In November 1932, Coach C.W. Zwick, pictured here in the second row with his Grandview varsity basketball team, had only two lettermen returning to the squad.
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    Construction equipment frames the former "castle" owned by Sylvio Casparis, one of the original Marble Cliff Quarry founders and the owner of Casparis Stone Co. For more on this week's photo, click on the link below.
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    The Grandview High School class of 1923 bid adieu to the "little old red schoolhouse," as did the other classes that attended there. Seniors were nostalgic, for the building (inset, lower image), on Fairview Avenue just north of First, had been their home with many cares and traditions for 10 years. The rising seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen would move to what the first graduating seniors would call "the big red schoolhouse," shown in a 1965 photo. As was reported in the 1923 yearbook, "It has been initiated. It no longer (is) a pile of bricks. It's alive, real, a living institution." As the class of 1924 graduated, it asked whether the class lived up to the ideals for which the school stands: justice, good will and clean play. They observed that those ideals were the intangible qualities the students held high as they laid the foundation for future generations. Grandview High School celebrates 90 years in 2013.
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    One of the original homes on First Avenue in the 1920s, 1578 W. First Ave. was purchased by Mr C.L "Whitey" Deyo in 1941. He opened his business as Deyo Funeral Home and started a tradition of personal funeral service to the Tri-Village area. In 1959, Mr. Deyo was joined by Ivan L. Davis and the partnership of Deyo-Davis Funeral Home was formed. Mr. Davis is one of the oldest active licensed funeral directors and embalmers in the state of Ohio. After the death of Mr. Deyo in 1964, Mr. Davis took over the service to the community with the name remaining the same. Ivan was later joined by his son, Jeffery, who received his funeral director's license in 1980. With expansion to the original home on West First Avenue and added parking facilities, this partnership continues its tradition of personal service to the families of the Tri-Village area.
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