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Historic Governmental Facts
of 1896 for Norwood, Ohio.

CITY OFFICIALS
    For 1895-96
  • MAYOR - David Davis
  • PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL -
  • AUDITOR -
  • TREASURER - John C. Masker
  • CLERK - W. E. Wichgar
  • SOLICITOR - Wm. E. Bundy
  • MARSHALL - Bernard Zies
  • ENGINEER - James M. Harper
  • SEALER of Weights and Measures - William Damen
  • INSPECTOR (Buildings & Plumbing) -
  • COUNCIL
      ... with year term expires, which appeared to be staggered
    • A. H. Pape - 1895
    • Wallace M. Davis - 1896
    • F. Mehmert - 1896
    • John J. Hess - 1897
    • John Rolsen - 1897
    • Louis H. Gebhart - 1897
    Council Committees for year 1895-1896
    Some of the committees (boards and commissions) were composed of citizens, instead of members of council.

  • Finance - Pape, Mehmert, Rolsen
  • Streets & Grades - Mehmert, Hess, Gebhart
  • Public Buildings - Gebhart, Mehmert, Pape
  • Fire & Light - Hess, Davis, Gebhart
  • Law & Contracts - Rolsen, Pape, Davis

  • Trustees of Water Works - Henry Rickoff, E. C. Poage and Herman Erdman
  • Board of Improvements - Mayor Ex-Offico, Henry C. Meader and Wm. Windhorst
  • Platting Commission - J. U. Lloyd, S. T. Harris, John C. Masker, John Weyer and J. L. Shearer
  • Sewerage Commission - P. S. Bettinger, Pres., L. Bolles, Sec., J. M. Harper, John P. Zimmerman, Sr. and Geo. E. Mills
  • Board of Health - Mayor Ex-Officio, W. M. Langdon, W. A. Stewart; J. A. Knapp, S. S. Kingery, Dr. R. C. Wintermute, A. A. Brown, and Dr. J. C. Cadwallader, Health Officer
VILLAGE FACTS
  • Population - 7,000 est.
  • Township - Millcreek Township and Columbia Township
  • Subdivisions - South, East, West and central Norwood, Ivanhoe, Elsmere and Norwood Heights
  • Size - 3½ square miles
  • Streets - 48 miles (35 miles are improved with Macadam and cement sidewalks
  • Utilities - water works, pumping station at Harris and Pine
  • Fire Department
    • Norwood Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1.
      corner Smith Road and B.&O.S.W.R.R.
      Phil Voelker, Chief; T. J. McFarland, President
    • West Norwood Volunteer Fire Brigade
      Mills Ave. between Carter St. and Franklin Ave.
      Wm. Damen, Chief; W. C. Nathman, President
  • Public Schools; J. P. Zimmerman, Pres.; Prof. C. W. Flowers, Principal
    1,408 students
    • Central School at n.e.c. Main and Elm; grades A to H (1-8?)
    • Northern School at s.w.c. Marion adn Highland; grades E to H (5-8?) and D (9?)
    • Southern School at n.s. Williams, opp. Spencer; grades E to H (5-8?)
    • another school was to be built soon at Allison and Courtland for grades A to H (1-8?) and C and D (10 and 9?) of High School
  • Churches
    • Harmon Memorial Baptist - n.w.c. Sherman & Station
    • German Protestant St. John's - Main near Lawn
    • St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic - n.w.c. Carter & Lincoln
    • First Methodist Episcopal - n.w.c. Harris and Wesley
    • Ivanhoe Ave. Methodist Episcopal - Ivanhoe near Main
    • Norwood Presbyterian - Floral & Smith
    • Norwood Episcopal - Monroe & Ashland
    • Evangelical Reformed Zions - s.w.c Sherman & Walter
  • Banks
    • The Norwood Building and Loan Co. - n.e.c. Main & Harris
    • THe Norwood Improved Building and Loan Co. - Hopkins Ave. Depot, cor. Main & Ashland
    • Elsmere Building and Loan Co. - n.e.c. Main & Hudson
    • The West Norwood Building and Loan Co. - n.w.c. Mills & Carter
  • Post Office - Station H at Hopkins Avenue Depot, cor. Main and Ashland; Theo. Cook, Clerk in Charge
      Routes (Districts)
    • 216 - Idlewild and Ivanhoe
    • 217 - South Norwood
    • 218 - East Norwood and Norwood Heights
    • 219 - Elsmere and Evanston
    • 220 - West and part of Central Norwood
    • 221 - part of Central Norwood and Norwood Heights
  • Public Transportation
    • Street Car Lines
      • Mt. Adams, Eden Park Electric R.R.
      • Walnut Hill Cable Street R.R. (with transfer)
    • Railroads
      • C.L.&N.R.R.
      • B.&O.S.W.R.R.
      • C.P.&V.R.R.
      • P.C.&St.L.R.R.


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