In the above photo of Central School, dated 1909, did you note that the lower part of the tree trunks was painted white? I can remember that being done to trees in my youth. Seems to me there was a reason, but.................................it surely escapes me now. Think it was something beyond, making the grounds look neat and tidy. Anyone know???
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George, When I was growing up in the 1950s, the Central Christian Church had become the Lutheran Center. I don't recall much about the main floor, but the basemant had a kitchen, dining area, and a two-lane bowling alley. We "upper-classmen" at St. Peter's were allowed to spend Sunday afternoons there setting pins in order to pick up a little,(very), spending money.
Post by Margo CHS Class of 55 on Jul 13, 2006 13:50:51 GMT -5
I remember this buiding well as the Lutheran Center. Our family had quite a few Christmas Reunion Dinners there for the Cox family during the late 40's and early 50's. The Schwartzkopf family were all Lutherans and we outgrew all the daughter's homes quickly. This was when I learned to play Euchre as I sat beside my grandmother [ the matriarch of the family ] Olive Cox Meek [ Melvin ] who lived at 925 California Street .
Grandma would set with the men and play Euchre while her 4 daughters Margaret Schwartzkopf [ Walter] ( who lived on Hutchins Ave in Columbus by the foundry - Gertrude Rambo[ Lee ]- lived between St. Paul and Greensburg area- Florence Carpenter- [ Fred ] lived in Griffith Indiana up by Hammond- Nellie McCalip[ Rex] 5th and California streets.( my Mother-) cleaned up the kitchen afterwards. As I grew each year I eventually became one of the "older girls " and had to help with cleanup also.
my link www.fbccolumbus.org CHS Class of 1955 meets the third Saturday of each month for lunch. Any Class member is invited to attend.
Hello. This is in response to Ricky's question regarding the building to the left of the old post office in the post card. This is the Indiana Bell station. I worked there a an operator in the late sixties. It was a beige brick and in fact is still standing. When the renovation was finished the architect just encased the building in the glass surround that is there now. If this were peeled away the original building would look like the one in the post card. As a side note, that brick building replaced a beautiful, stately home on that site. The Beatty/Donner house was there. Pictures are in the Historical Society's Vol II edition. (Hope you can make sense of this, I am trying to write this with a 2 year old running around!) NL Hill
On July 1, 2006, NLHILL mentioned in the Postcards threads about the Donner house that was on the northwest corner of 7th and Franklin streets. The first picture below is of the south entrance. The second picture is of the east side fence with the street on the left side of the picture being 7th street looking toward Washington Street.