The GHMCHS is proud to announce that the
Bank Block has been awarded an Ohio
These markers, a small part of the Ohio Bicentennial celebration, are awarded to only those sites which have played
a major role of importance in Ohio history.
Each marker is hand-crafted and contain text describing the significance of the site.
We have begun to prepare for our local Bicentennial celebration in 2003!! Plans will include children and adults alike. This event is statewide and many exciting projects have already begun. Many communities are doing things such as planting Johnny Appleseed trees and putting together commemorative quilts. We held a community educational program at the library on May 30th, 2001. Administrators from the Bicentennial Committee showed their film, "A Time to Celebrate", featuring Hal Holbrook, and were available for discussion afterwards. If you would like to volunteer to be on the Grandivew Bicentennial Committee, or have any questions about the Bicentennial, please contact Tracy Liberatore, Chair, at 488-0425.
The following images were taken at the installation ceremony on June14, 2001 at 4:30PM. Board President Tray Liberatore was the host, and our guests included members of the Bicentennial Commission, Rep. Geoff Smith, Sen. Priscilla Mead, Don Casto, Mike Waggenbrenner, and members of the Grandview Heights City Council. The Boy Scouts from Troop 73 in Grandview presented the colors, and Board Member Wayne Carlson read a proclamation from Mayor Colleen Sexton, who was not able to attend. Spagio's sponsored a short reception after the unveiling.
Left: The marker is unveiled by Carmelita Boyer, Central Ohio Regional Coordinator of the Bicentennial Commission and Phil Ross from the Ohio Historical Society
Right:Rep. Geoff Smith, Carmelita Boyer, Maureen Damiani, Sen. Priscilla Mead
Left: Grandview City Council Members- Maureen Damiani, David Jackson, Kelly Finan, Keith DuFrane, Ray DeGraw
Right: Grandview Director of Services Sam Troiano, who was instrumental in the installation of the marker, and Council memeber Maureen Damiani
Left: Sen. Priscilla Mead
Right: Boy Scout Troop 73, from Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Grandview Heights
Left: Historical Society President Tracy Liberatore (Background L-R: Sen. Priscilla Mead, Mike Waggenbrenner, and Don Casto)
Right: Councilman David Jackson and GHMCHS President Tracy Liberatore
Left: Betty Salzgaber and GHMCHS President Tracy Liberatore
Right: Unveiling of the Marker by Phil Ross and Carmelita Boyer
Left: Unveiling of the Marker
Right: Don M. Casto
The following images are examples of other markers in the state.