Historical Significance & Preservation of Local Structures

Adopted by the GH/MCHS Board of Trustees on 8/2/2016

The Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society, in keeping with the mission of the organization, recently adopted the following position statement:

A position statement from the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society regarding the Historical Significance & Preservation of Local Structures
Given the mission of the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society and its focus on the historical significance of the communities it represents, the Society recommends the following criteria for consideration regarding the proposed preservation and/or demolition of any existing structure within the City of Grandview Heights or the Village of Marble Cliff:

  1. The age and condition of the building.
  2. The quality of the building’s architectural design, detail, use of materials or construction.
  3. The importance of the building to the character and quality of the neighborhood.
  4. The identification of the building as the work of an architect, artisan, engineer, landscape architect, builder, or developer whose work is significant to the City, Village, Central Ohio, State of Ohio or nation.
  5. The identification of the building with a public or private figure who significantly contributed to the City, Village, Central Ohio, State of Ohio or nation.
  6. The significance of the style or design of the building to the historical, architectural or cultural development of the City, Village, Central Ohio, State of Ohio or nation.

 

Historical Society Articles

articles related to the history of the region

History of the Municipal Building

history of grandview schools

Grandview Reminiscences

Frank Packard

Grandview Bank Block

Decorator's Showcase - 1087 Lincoln

toephner mound

R.L. Stevenson Scrapbook

Annexations

Projects of the Historical Society

Information and artifacts from the collections of the society

moment in time

short stories of the region

In cooperation with the ThisWeek Grandview newspaper, the weekly Moment in Time features local historical highlights and images.

publications of the society

books and pamphlets

The Historical Societ has published several books and pamphlets that are available to interested parties.

Society Newsletter

Viewpoints

The Viewpoints newsletter is an occasional publication of the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society. It comes out approximately quarterly.

Grandview Timeline

a dynamic and interactive timeline

The Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society and the Grandview Heights Public Library have partnered to give you history to enjoy — at your fingertips as you scroll through time on your mobile device or computer.

"walking" tour

an interactive map

Follow pathways on the map of the community to discover details about buildings, homes, people and events

Tour of homes

Traditionally held as a Mother's Day event, this program features 4 or 5 homes every third year that are open for residents to view.

 

Northwest boulevard company

company advertisements

The Northwest Boulevard Company was founded by King and Ben Thompson to sell development sites along NW Blvd. These are advertisements for residential lots for sale near Grandview. Ben Thompson was president of the company and his brother, King, was secretary.

Who's who in grandview

pages from the norwester

The Norwester magazine was published monthly from November 1917 through March 1922, chronicling early suburban life in the Upper Arlington, Grandview Heights, and Marble Cliff areas. It included a page titled "Who's Who", featuring prominent residents. This is a sampling of that collection, from 1918 to 1921 magazines.

downloads

historical society resources

Several large files can be downloaded to your computer or viewed in your browser

presentations

Talks and lectures

Presentations and talks by Historical Society Board trustees are included here.


New Life members

List to be updated soon!


 

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donate to the society

if you have photos, stories, artifacts or other historically relevant materials, or if you would like to request information regarding local history, please contact us at the link below.

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