The B&O Railroad freight station in East Norwood burns and is
replaced with a brick structure. It is still used by the signal
department of the railroad.
- 1960 (November)
Former Norwood Mayor Harry H. Baker dies.
- 1960 (December)
Former Judge and Norwood Mayor Allen C. Roudenbush dies.
- 1961 (January)
Albers has a grand opening for its newly remodeled supermarket in
Norwood at the corner of Montgomery Road and Madison Avenue. This
store is the first Albers supermarket and Ohio's first supermarket.
Also, it may be the first store anywhere to use the term
Strobridge Lithographing Company is sold to the H. S. Crocker
Company, a printing conglomerate.
- 1964 (April)
Mayor Joseph W. Shea, Jr. announced that Globe-Wernicke President
Chester Devenow said the company was moving to Nashville, Tennessee
within 2-3 months.
Globe-Wernicke Company moves manufacturing operations to Nashville,
Tennessee. Actually, it is an outsourcing project, as Avco
Corporation’s Aerospace Structure Division will make the office
furniture, which Globe-Wernicke will sale under its brand name. This
continues to 1971. The engineering, research, sales, etc. operations
remain at the Norwood facility.
- 1965 (January 12)
Allis-Chalmers announced that it would upgrade its Norwood plant
with over $2.75 million of improvements, including thirty new
machine tools and mechanized materials-handling equipment. The
moderization was expected to take about eleven months.
- 1965 (August)
Overhead copper cable used by streetcars and trolley buses were
removed the second week of August. The use of motor coaches made the
power cables obsolete.
- 1966 (January 30)
The Norwood branch library has its rededication ceremonies, after a
$108,664 renovation of its interior and some landscaping and changes
to the entrance approach. The architect is Henn & Henn, and the
contractor is the Dawson Evans Company. While the building is
closed, the library operated out of 2118 Washington Avenue (a
location now within the Surrey Square lot).
- 1966 (February-March)
Rumors that a developer planned to buy the old L. Schreiber &
Sons Company property, near Montgomery Road, Ivanhoe Avenue and
Wayland Avenue, became fact. The Great Northern Construction
Corporation announced that three main tenants had been selected —
Fashion Fair, Liberal Markets and a major drug store. A shopping
center would be built to accommodate them and ten additional stores
would be placed on the strip facing south. A grand opening was
planned for early spring 1967.
- 1966 (April 14)
The Norwood Baptist Church celebrates its 100th anniversary. The
church originated as the Pleasant Ridge Regular Baptist Church, when
members of the Duck Creek Baptist Church living near Pleasant Ridge
were given permission to form a new church from the ten-year old
mission church located there. The Pleasant Ridge church moved down
to Norwood in 1887.
The remaining Norwood offices of Globe-Wernick move to the Avco
building (the former Crosley Building) at Arlington Street and
Spring Grove Avenue in Cincinnati. The Carthage Avenue property is
sold to General Motors, which soon razes the buildings for parking
Globe-Wernicke Industries and Sheller Manufacturing Company merge,
taking the new name Sheller-Globe. The Globe-Wernicke Company
continues as a office furniture operation.
- 1966 (June 28)
Chevrolet General Manager E. M. "Pete" Estes announces
that a new car named Camaro will be built at two plants — Van
Nuys, California, and Norwood, Ohio.
- 1966 (August 11)
The first Chevy Camaro is driven out of the Norwood assembly plant.
- 1968 (April 21)
In a spectacular fire, the Norwood Albers supermarket is destroyed
on a Sunday afternoon. The blaze is blamed on electrical
compressors. Thousand of spectators watch as Norwood firemen fight
to save Ohio's first supermarket. The company indicates the store
would be rebuilt, but it never is. The location is now the Surrey
Square parking lot, ironically in front of Thriftway (now Kroger)
- 1969 (April 8)
The Norwood City Council votes to approve the purchase of the Albers
property on Montgomery Road for $165,000 as part of the Urban
Renewal of the Norwood business district. The burned-out store,
which has been closed since April 21, 1968, after a $300,000 fire,
is planned to be demolished soon. The store originally opened in
Work continues on the Urban Renewal projects in the main business
districton, and SR-562 (Norwood Lateral) and I-71 (Northeast
Expressway) through the Norwood neighborhoods of East Norwood and