Norwood Historical Society Updates Page - previous updates and notices from the home page
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September 12, 2015
Updated: Next "100 years Ago" on the home page
August 9, 2015
Updated: Next meeting date and "100 years Ago" on the home page
July 27, 2015
Updated: Next meeting date on the home page
July 6, 2015
Updated: "100 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH" on the home page
June 4, 2015
Updated: "100 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH" on the home page
Changed Calendar - June 11th meeting moved to Norwood Branch Library for guest speaker Jeff Suess, Cincinnati Enquirer's librarian.
May 7, 2015
Updated: "100 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH" on the home page
Changed Calendar - May 9th meeting moved to Norwood Branch Library on account of painting and other work at McCullough House
April 3, 2015
Updated: "100 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH" on the home page
March 1, 2015
Updated: "100 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH" on the home page
February 8, 2015
Updated: "100 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH" on the home page
Added: Link to plat map of J. T. Wright's Walnut Hills Subdivision [SUBDIVISION] page
January 21, 2015
Updated home page.
December 15, 2014
Updated 100 years ago this month on the home page.
Added 2015 Calender to Society page
November 13, 2014
Updated 100 years ago this month on the home page.
Added more information to the Norwood Market House page
October 25, 2014
Updated 100 years ago this month on the home page.
September 15, 2014
A link to a St. Elizabeth School facebook page, setup by St. Elizabeth alumni Marci Metzner, to the home page.
September 15, 2014
  • Added photos of Holy Spirit Center tour to home page
  • Notice of St. Elizabeth School Building 100th Anniversary Open Hosue
  • September 11, 2014
  • More information about Cypress Way added to [STREETS] page
  • Added baseball player Ralph Edward Sharman to [FAMOUS PEOPLE] page
  • Added "Faith and Action: History of Catholic Diocese of Cincinnati" to the [BOOK LIST] page
  • Added Fishter's Supermarket to [GROCERS[ page
  • Updated [SOCIETY] page to reflect tour, meeting and cookout.
  • Added pages for following subdivisions: Bell's Subdivision of part of Lot 4 of Parvin, Bolles & Lane's and Bofinger & Hopkins' 1st of South Norwood
  • August 17, 2014
  • Added pages with Deed Index links for J. W. & W. C. Baker's Addition to Sharpsburg Subdivision, Charles W. Baker's three Ivanhoe subdivisions and Bell Place (a.k.a. Bell Tract At Norwood) Subdivision.
  • Added 1958 Norwood Branch Post Office Dedication (with link to pdf copy of the dedication program) on the [1950s] and [ARCHIVES] pages.
  • Notice of September 13 meeting to home page.
  • August 7, 2014
  • Completed links to Deed Indexes on the two Albers & Kahle's Subdivisions, Wilber E Arnold's Subdivision and Avilla Place Subdivision pages. Updated [HOME] page with "100 Years Ago This Month" newspaper clippings.
  • July 23 & 26, 2014
  • More changes to the [SUBDIVISIONS] page and a [How to Use Deed Records] page. Updated [HOME] and [SOCIETY] pages.
  • July 11, 2014
  • More changes to the [SUBDIVISIONS] page, including links to newly created pages for Albers & Kahle's two subdivisions and Wilbur E. Arnold's subdivision.
  • July 6, 2014
  • Updated [SUBDIVISIONS] page with more information, including a link to the "familytree.html" page with the Hamilton County documents, links to some of the deed/mortgage index pages and the addition of the Bell Tract Subdivision.
  • July 1, 2014
  • Changed 100 years ago this month on home page to July 2014 news items
  • Place notice of Norwood Hometown Fireworks to home page
  • June 25, 2014
  • Added 2nd half of Elsmere Subdivision plat map to [SUBDIVISIONS] page
  • June 19, 2014
  • Updated [SUBDIVISIONS] page
  • June 17, 2014
  • Updated [HOME[ page
  • June 11, 2014
    Changes & additions:
  • 100 years-ago-this month for June added to [Home] page
  • New page for structures listed in State and National Historic Registries
  • Added info on historical registry to [City Hall] page
  • [Norwood Circuses] page added
  • Corrections to books and additions to newspaper on the [Book List] page
  • May 3, 2014
    Changes & additions:
  • 100 years-ago-this month for May and Buffalo Bill's Wild West show added to home page
  • Circus dates added to 1890s, 1900s, 1910s and 1920s pages
  • April 9, 2014
    Changes & additions:
  • 100 years-ago-this month for April to home page
  • March 27, 2014
    Changes & additions:
  • revisions and additions to [DAIRIES] and [ICE CREAM] pages
  • March 23, 2014
    Changes & additions:
  • Several restaurants added to the [Restaurant] page and various [COMPANIES] pages
  • Norwood High School Historical Marker photo added to home page
  • 100 years ago this March items were added to home page
  • other updates to home page
  • February 26, 2014
    Changes & additions:
  • 2014 Meeting Schedule updated
  • 100 years ago on home page updated
  • January 1, 2014
    Changes & additions:
  • 2014 Meeting Schedule
  • Link to Norwood Historical Society on Facebook to top of our home page and to [LINKS] page
  • Cleaned-up links in the [LINKS] page
  • December 16, 2013
    Changes & additions:
  • ... to [1920s] and [1930s] date pages
  • December 5, 2013
  • ... to [Town Hall] page
  • November 27, 2013
    Changes & additions:
  • ... to [1910s] and [1940s] date pages
  • November 11, 2013
    Changes & additions:
  • ... to various [date] pages,
  • November 3, 2013
  • Newman Sign Company and New Way Shoe Repair to the business listings,
  • October 9, 2013
  • more events to the 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, date pages
  • September 27, 2013
  • more names to list of people, related to Norwood, who died 100 or more years ago
  • William E. Zoller to list of Civil War veterans
  • September 21, 2013
  • incorporation facts of The Cincinnati, Idlewild, Ivanhoe and Norwood Cable Company to the 1880s dates page — previously the company was listed in the [Business Section]
  • update to date in history (150 and 100 years ago this month) to home page
  • May 24, 2013
  • update to date in history (143 years ago this month) to home page
  • May 14, 2013
  • Minor updates to home page and monthly schedule
  • May 4, 2013
  • More saloons (from 1915-16) to the saloon list
  • More 1913 dates to the 1910s list
  • Images to business listings: Dalton Adding Machine, Cincinnati Rubber Mfg. Co., 1st National Bank of Norwood, 1st National Bank of Cincinnati (Norwood Branch)
  • Gordon the Butcher with 1954 ad to the [Business] section
  • another ad for Peter's Cafeteria (1961)
  • 1978 dates to the [1970s] page
  • May 1, 2013
  • more information on the history of Norwood's post offices: Change of name from "Norwood Station" to "Station H." (1895) and a plans for a new building at Washington Avenue (1913).
  • more info from 1896 and 1908 to the Dacey's Norwood Inn page and link to the page added to [COMPANIES] section
  • new SALOONS page with listing of saloons, bars & taverns (partial list at this time)
  • to the [subdivision] page, a part of 1917 map showing 1868 Langdon's Addition to Sharpsburg as part of The Langdon Realty Company's Subdivision, which also include land to the south that was to be part of the General Motors Norwood plants
  • 1899 street grading map of Spencer Avenue, Elsmere Subdivision, and a link in the [archive] listings
  • short history of Kaesemeyer Dairy to [COMPANIES] section
  • notice of 1956 sale of Jackson Box Company to Dayton's Mead Company
  • information concerning the rebuilding of Montgomery Road in 1930; also, added to [DATES-1929] and [DATES-1930]
  • new Fidelity Federal Savings & Loan Association page and link in the [COMPANIES] section
  • Rainbow Crafts to the [COMPANIES] with a link at the predecessor business —Kutol Products.
  • Norwood Dairy — More information and a image of a 100-year-old half-pint bottle donated by Norwood firefighter Brodie Cianciolo, also check out this Norwood organization - Norwood Firefighters Association Charity
  • November 14, 2012
  • Info on probable dates of expansion of M&R R.R. through Sharpsburg to the [1860s] and [TRANSPORTATION] pages
  • Bio page for W. M. Langdon, Sharpsburg/Norwood 1st postmaster
  • the school grade levels offered by Norwood, starting in 1885
  • death notice added to Sarah Bolles page.
  • newspaper clipping of West Norwood Volunteer Fire Company new fire engine in 1892
  • more information on the history of Norwood's post offices
  • October 16, 2012
  • Addresses of baseball players Dorothy Kamenshek and George Miller added to the list of addresses of "notable" people of Norwood.
  • Changes to home page.
  • Updated external links on the [LINKS] page
  • October 6, 2012
  • More info to Foy Paint Company listing in the [COMPANIES] section .
  • September 25, 2012
  • More info to mayors' page in the [GOVERNMENT] section and 1950s and 1960s pages in the [DATES] section.
  • September 5, 2012
  • Information (mainly about Globe-Wernicke) is added to various pages in the [DATES] section
  • more business addded to [COMPANIES] section
  • September 3, 2012
  • Glass House (glassware) and William J. Keyes (osteopath) to the [BUSINESS] section
  • More history to the Globe-Wernicke page
  • July 20, 2012
  • [BARBERS] page and
  • [AUTO DEALERS] page to the [BUSINESS] section
  • July 18, 2012
  • Edward Kindel, John Kindel and Charles Kindel of Norwood, Ohio, who served in World War II, to the [MILITARY] page thanks to a submission from John Kindel.
  • July 4, 2012
  • information about Globe-Wernicke strike on November 5, 1945 to [DATES] and Globe-Wernicke page
  • June 11, 2012
  • Home page and calendar
  • May 17, 2012
  • Home page and calendar
  • April 15, 2012
  • Link to Norwood Highlanders base ball and info about May meeting and the presentation my Dann Woellert at our April meeting at the Norwood Branch Library.
  • April 10, 2012
  • Links to Tyler Meyer's George Chakiris documentary film promotion and 1940 Census to the home page
  • April 2, 2012
  • More information for Acme Wiper and Industrial & Industrial Laundry to the [Business] section. The business was a "predecessor" to the Satellite Corporation, which was later renamed Cintas Corporation.
  • March 15, 2012
  • Diamond International Corp. to the [Business] section with cross-links to its Norwood subsidiaries: U.S. Printing & Lithgraphing Co., U.S. Playing Card Co. and Heekin Can Company.
  • Lewark's Delicatessen, Peck's Pony Keg and Duds In Suds to the [Business] section. Also, old advertisements for Duds In Suds, Pecks's Pony Keg and Decorative Poster Company
  • more information to the Globe-Wernicke page
  • March 3, 2012
  • The Library Lounge to the [Business] section
    with a link to Mergy's Lounge
  • Quatman Cafe to the [Business] section
    with links to prior businesses at this location ...
  • Won's delicatessen
  • Chapman's barber shop
  • Chapman's beauty shop
  • Gribble's Food Shop & Cafe
  • Correction to some names in the WWII section of the [MILITARY] page
  • February 18, 2012
    Following to the [MILITARY] page
  • More names of military personnel who died in WWI
  • Distinguished Service Cross citation to 1st Lt. Leland M. Barnett submitted by John De Noma.
  • February 17, 2012
    Following to the [MILITARY] page
  • more names of WWII veterans from St. Elizabeth parish (some names were hard to read from the source, but this will be corrected later),
  • Civil War officer William Henry Baldwin, who died in Norwood in 1898, to the [MILITARY] page,
  • Clifford Harvout, WWII
  • February 6, 2012
  • Edward P. Hoffman, Andrew J. Nicolai, Albert J. Wehrman, Joseph Enzmann, John J. Bockhold, F. Joseph Glandorf, The Rev. Bernard H. Piening, Charles L. Fechter and Amos L. Moritz, all of St. Elizabeth parish, Norwood, Ohio, are now listed on the [MILITARY] page under WWII thanks to another submission from John De Noma.
  • also, another seventy-plus names of more male and female WWII veterans added to the [MILITARY] page with a dash in front of their names to indicated they were from St. Elizabeth parish. Later, more names (over 400 additional WWII veterans) from this parish will be added.
  • February 1, 2012
  • Updates to external links
  • Newspaper article announcing a November 16, 1916, celebration banquet and party for the World Champion Norwood Baseball team in the [CLIPPINGS] section
  • Richard De Noma, Army, WWII, and Harold Dean De Noma, Marine Corp, Korea, of Norwood, Ohio, to [MILITARY] page thanks to another submission from John De Noma.
  • January 26, 2012
  • Short bio for artist George Frederick E. Meinshausen to the [FAMOUS PEOPLE] page
  • January 23, 2012
  • Twins Jerome DeNoma and John Lawrence DeNoma of Norwood, Ohio, who served in the US Navy during Korean era, to [MILITARY] page thanks to another submission from John De Noma.
  • 1905-1906 Norwood officials page to the [GOVERNMENT] section
  • More Civil War service information to John C. Weyer's bio page
  • January 19, 2012
  • Several old advertisements to various pages in the [BUSINESS] section
  • Allison Bakery to the [Bakeries] page
  • January 14, 2012
  • Albert James DeNoma, Donald J. DeNoma and George Robert DeNoma of Norwood, Ohio, who all served in the US Navy during World War II, to [MILITARY] page thanks to another submission by John De Noma's.
  • January 9, 2012
  • Robert Joseph Wellman of Norwood, Ohio also served in the US Navy during World War II to [MILITARY] page thanks to John De Noma's submission.
  • Enhanced version of our January 2012 newsletter with extra photos and information of the Chakiris visit and the Smith family tour in December.
  • December 26, 2011
  • more info on the Bullock Electric Manufacturing Company (Siemens' Norwood facility predecessor), including a new page containing an 1897 article in the journal "The Electrical World" detailing the change of the company's name from Card Electric Motor & Dynamo Company to the Bullock Electric Manufacturing Company.
  • December 17, 2011
  • Pictures of George Chakiris' visit to Norwood placed on the first page
  • September 28, 2011
  • Hires Lane / Duck Creek Road street sign photo
  • 1904 map of German Reformed Church (now, named Zion Church) at Sherman and Walter [CHURCHES] and [CURATORS] pages
  • grocers and daily markets in 1909
  • b&w photo of Kaesemeyer's Carthage Avenue facility and an image of a Kaesemeyer & Sons one-quart milk bottle [BUSINESS] section
  • 1930 newspaper advertisement for the Boss Washing Machine Company
  • a conceptual drawing of Surrey Square's interior to the [Shopping Centers] page
  • Burger Chef restaurant page and cross-links for Burger Chef and Hardee's in the [COMPANIES] section.
  • correction of the spelling of Zantigo Mexican Restaurant (misspelled as Santigo in several references)
  • notice of annual membership placed on home page
  • September 17, 2011
  • A new page for Hires Bottling Company - we finally found the location and time period for this business
  • list of 1958 grocers
  • the exact closing date of the Kroger store in The Sharpsburg building on Montgomery Road
  • Seibert's Parkview grocery to the [BUSINESS] section and to the [GROCERY] page
  • the exact date the Ohio Theater closed.
  • listing for the planned 16-theater Rookwood Exchange Cinemas planned to open in late 2012 (hey, its the future, not history, but, it is a Norwood theater!)
  • July 12, 2011
  • Fishter's Food Market to [COMPANIES] section
  • Haines Food Market to [COMPANIES] section
  • information about the Burgett Varnish Company site on Smith Road to the [COMPANIES] Section
  • more info to various churches in the [CHURCHES] page
  • info on the beginnings of Richardson Furniture Store to [COMPANIES] page
  • Flood's Eat 'N Park with 1960's advertisement to [COMPANIES] section
  • corrected some bad links in the [GOVERNMENT] section
  • Bernard Louis DeNoma and Thomas A. DeNoma to the [MILITARY SERVICE] list
  • corrected misspelling of Leonard B. Rolsen in [1937-38 Government] page
  • noted that spelling of Mrs. Elizabeth Rolson and John Rolson may be incorrect (Rolsen) in the [1896 Norwood Directory]
  • June 5, 2011
  • Caldwell-Muhlhauser Co., Caldwell & Stanley Co., W. D. Callan Co., Cincinnati Coal Co., Cincinnati Driveaway Co., Co-Operative Radio Co. and Corcoran Manufacturing Co. to the [COMPANIES] section
  • Argyle Apartments, Grover Flats, Hess Flats, North Wesley, Park Lane and St. Elizabeth Community Hall to the list of named buildings
  • May 19, 2011
  • Notice made on the home page and the meeting page that the planned June 11 presentation "Memory Tour of Cincinnati" has been canceled. We are working on another activity for the June meeting.
  • March 29, 2011
  • More information and photos to the [MAYORS] page.
  • Lists of Norwood grocery stores in 1939, 1940 and 1954 to the [GROCERIES] page
  • List of 1976 city officials in the [GOVERNMENT - 1976] page
  • More churches to [CHURCHES] page
  • More photos and information for Surrey Square on the [SHOPPING CENTERS] page
  • Photos showing our shelved collection of the Norwood "Silhouette" and Regina "Ancile" high school yearbooks
  • MILITARY section to the [FAMOUS PEOPLE] page
  • 1942 murder of Norwood police Sgt. Anthony Overberg to the 1940s page—with external links.
  • 1971 advertisement to Bronze Lantern Inn page
  • 1914 police report in pdf format to the [CLIPPINGS] page
  • drawing and info for the planned pre-Surrey Square shopping center, Nor-Center, to the [SHOPPING CENTER} page
  • Unofficial meeting notes for March
  • March 7, 2011
  • page 88 from the 1894 book "Norwood, Her Homes and Her People"
  • update to Deaths of Norwood people from 100 or more years ago
  • history of the Permanent Pigments to the [COMPANIES] section
  • 1940 Directory clipping showing the Norwood address of Vera E. Rohe and her parents.
  • 1940 advertisement to the Dexter Lumber Company page
  • clipping of report on Norwood Village Council meeting on August 15, 1898
  • 1970 advertisement and more information for the Plaza Theater. Also, some 1969-70 shows in the movie listings page.
  • more information for William Campbell Baker page
  • images of a Carl A. Meredith Fruit Juice bottle to the Meredith Juice page
  • Unofficial meeting notes for February
  • January 29, 2011
  • more biographical information to the W. M. Fridman page
  • January 23, 2011
  • info about Vera-Ellen's visit to Norwood High School in 1952 to her page and the [DATES-1950s] page;
  • January 16, 2011
  • Baseball player Dorothy "Dottie" Kamenshek to [Famous People];
  • Judge Mark Painter to [Famous People];
  • corrected name of movie filmed in 1989 at Norwood Middle School from the working title of "Hard Rain" to the final name of "An Innocent Man;
  • more information from 1907 concerning the race horse "Norwood Ohio" and
  • another 1959 movie to the [MOVIES] section
  • October 15, 2010
  • More outside links
  • Norwood Pride newspaper to the [Books & Newspapers] page
  • Unofficial meeting notes for October
  • September 15, 2010
  • 1893 Ohio Senate Bill for the widening of Montgomery road to the [CLIPPINGS] section and a link in the Montgomery Road page.

  • possibly erroneous data from churches and historic dates pages
  • September 10, 2010
  • recently donated Norwood High School Silhouette annuals from the Alumni Associations collection of duplicates — also, the "Book of Records for Norwood Schools" for 1890-1903, which we have submitted for consideration in the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Library's 2010 digitization contest.
  • to the list of books - A History of Norwood, Ohio, 1940, by Mr. & Mrs. Allen C. Roudebush
  • August 18, 2010
  • Unoffical meeting notes for the August 14, 2010, meeting,
  • recently donated Norwood High School Silhouette annuals from the Norwood Branch Library
  • August 13, 2010
  • Information from the 1896 Norwood Directory, listing the schools and their grades, to the [Central School] page,
  • Possible correction to The Mirror's October 1916 update for the class of 1899 - it said Robert C. Trivett died within a year of graduating, while burial records give a 1904 date,
  • Henry Beggs, Randolph P. Bellsmith, James H. Berry, Mary E. Boroff, Col. Wm. E. Bundy, Jacob Henry Gade, James M. Humble, Jane Karlin, Fred. G. Leimann, Thomas Lowry, Charlotte McLennan, Henry T. Ogden, Henry J. Pfister, Joseph R. Powell, Rev. Andrew J. Reynolds, William R. Shaw, Roy P. Stevens, Martha W. Sullivan, George W. Webb and Girard Winkelman to the [DEATHS] (over 100 years ago) page, which now contains approximately 225 names,
  • 2241 Cleneay Avenue, home of Theodore C. Dorl, to the [ADDRESSES OF NOTED PEOPLE] page
  • August 4, 2010
  • More information about the racehorse Norwood Ohio from Horses In Training, 1907 and various editions of the Daily Racing Form, 1904-08,
  • Water Tower Park page with photos of the water towers, the mound and the park,
  • Wikipedia link for more info on the Cincinnati, Lebanon and Northern Railroad to the [TRANSPORTATION] page
  • July 6, 2010
  • Unofficial meeting notes for June
  • June 6, 2010
  • Information for Norwood Post offices in 1903
  • Information for C., L. & N. R. R. in 1903
  • Photos of the Norwood First Methodist-Episcopal Church - original building on Harris Avenue, dedicated in 1884 and the current building northeast corner of Elm and Station Avenues, dedicated in 1905 and closed in 2009.
  • Photo Norwood's Engine House (Firehouse) No.1, ca. 1900
  • May 8, 2010
  • Unofficial meeting notes for May
  • April 21, 2010
  • three Norwood casualties in World War I to the List of Norwood Military Personnel
  • Acquisition of land by U. S. Lithograph Company at Forest and Park Avenues in 1901 to [DATES]
  • couple of photos of the interior of the central part of Surrey Square in 2008, before it was demolished
  • more info for Grace M.E. (a.k.a. Ivanhoe Methodist) church
  • Events in the early 1950s to [DATES]
  • New page listing houses that were moved from one location to another in Norwood. Only one listing, but more will be added as thay are discovered. You can get to this page from the [BUILDINGS] section.
  • Norwood Highlanders base ball team's Web Site and Facebook links to our [LINKS] page
  • March 31, 2010
  • 1950s newspaper advertisement for Norwood Refrigeration
  • more movie listings for 1941, 1946 and 1950 to the Theaters-Movie Listings page
  • Roy Golden and George Miller, baseball players, to Famous People of Norwood page
  • Reff's Finer Foods to the Companies Section
  • February 15, 2010
  • A pdf file - Norwood Street Name Puzzle. Print it and find the 75 Norwood street names!
  • Change the unofficial February meeting notes to reflect the rescheduling of the officers meeting.
  • February 8, 2010
  • A 1947 photo of the Route 9 electric street car on Sherman Avenue, near McNeill Avenue.
  • February 7, 2010
  • The program for the Norwood Public Schools 1887 Closing Exercises on June 24 at the Norwood Town Hall. From the Norwood High School Alumni archives.
  • Some information to the Norwood baseball page.
  • A 1947 photo of the Route 70 electric street car entering the Madison and Edwards Roads intersection from the west (Oakley).
  • December 7
  • List of special graduation editions of The Mirror (pre-yearbooks in our archives) on the [Books List] page
  • Carl Bouldin to [FAMOUS PEOPLE] page
  • Vera-Ellen's address while living in Norwood
  • Stewart's Pharmacy to the [Business] section
  • [DRUG STORES] page
  • December 1
  • to the text and images on the [Globe-Wernicke] page
  • The Norwood Automotive Parts Co. to the [Business] section
  • South Norwood Dry Cleaners to the [Business] section
  • Forest Cafeteria to the [Business] section
  • photo to the Carl A. Meredith Fruit Juice store page
  • 1958 photo of Bales Motors to the [Business] section
  • November 25
  • In an 1918 Enterprise column, an old-timer remembers the early days of Norwood and Sharpsburg.
  • 1867 property sale of land that would be one of the early Sharpsburg subdivisions
  • Bio for William Howe Baldridge
  • Norwood Boot Shop to the [Business] section
  • More information to the [Famous People] of Norwood page
  • a page for the West Norwood Volunteer Fire Brigade
  • a few more 1950s movie listings for the Norwood and Plaza
  • Mills-Kesterson Insurance Agency to the [Business] section
  • Darel Home Shopping Service to the [Business] section
  • November 18
  • Two games with the Dayton Aviators in 1918, but a planned airplane from Dayton was cancelled.
  • A list of amateur base ball teams in Cincinnati and vicinity in 1888
  • More information about the Norwood Ball Park Hippodrome, an outdoor theater that open in 1918 on the east side of Smith Road, just south of the Montgomery Road intersection.
  • Enhanced and make corrections on the [THEATERS] page
  • World Champion Norwood beats the Belluvue, Ky., baseball team in third game of four in September, 1918
  • Warman Aluminum Castings Company to the business page
  • Some 1918 movie listings
  • Comment about Bartholomew Cavagna's will to the May 1889 Elsmere Subdivision page
  • More Norwood related books to the book list page
  • November 9
  • a couple of newspaper clippings about Norwood Amateur baseball in May 1888
  • November 8
    October 31
    October 20
    October 13
    October 6
    September 22
    September 19
    September 18
    September 17
    September 11
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    September 6
    September 1
    • some names on the site that were not already on the list of people on this site,
    • uploaded the missing photos of those made into murals for the new Kroger store (see June 27 update — the page but not photos were uploaded!) and also provided links from some of those images to related pages on this site.
    August 30
    more information to the Robert Leslie, L. C. Hopkins and L. G. Hopkins bio pages.
    August 25
    Added a listing for The F. W. Niebling Company to the Business Section.

    The unofficial meeting notes for August were added (July was added previously, but not mentioned in the updates) .

    Summer time and computer problems have slowed down the updating.
    June 27
    Added a page showing the 7 photos selected by Kroger to display at the entrance to their new Surrey Square store.
    Some thoughts about the recent historic changes to television.
        With the recent elimination of analog TV signals in mind, a browsing of some old newspapers brought a fifty-nine year-old, 1950's television schedule to view. Notice in this local TV schedule for Thursday, August 10, 1950, that today's channels 5, 9 and 12 were 4, 7 and 11 back then. Also, look at the very limited time news was given! But, there were "major" changes even then. It was reported that the following Monday, WCPO-TV would have a hard "almost clock-around schedule" as, for example, The Blue Grass Ramblers would have an "eye-opener show" at 6:00 a.m. and another show at noon and Paul Dixon would add another hour to his already two-hour "disc show." WLW-T would change their schedule, too, when on August 19, they would start their broadcast day two hours earlier. What changes will there be to television 59 years from now— in 2068? If history is a guide, the changes will be hard to predict.
    WCPO-T-Channel 7            WLW-T-Channel 4                WKRC-T-Channel 11
    10:30-Bill Dawes (L)        11:00-Ernie Lee (L)            2:55-News
    11:15-Fashions (L)          12:00-Fifty Club (L)           3:00-Homemakers Exch'e (L)
    11:25-Bill Dawes (L)         1:00-Tele Kitchen (L)         3:30 Paul Hodges (L)
    11:45-Merry-Go-Round (L)     2:00-UN Security Council      4:30-Circle II (L)
    12:45-Man in the Street (L)  3:00-Rita Hackett (L)         5:15-Snarky Parker (C)
     1:00-Penny's Kitchen (L)    3:45-Teen Canteen (L)         5:30-Lucky Puppy (C)
     2:00-Meet the Ladies (L)    4:00-T-V Rangers (L)          5:45-Sports Shots (L)
     3:00-Paul Dixon (L)         4:30-Howdy Doody (N)          6:00-Reely Fun (F)
     5:00-Six-Gun Theatre (F)    5:00-Cactus Jim (N)           6:15-Photo Flashes (L)
     5:55-News (L)               5:30-T-V Rangers (L)          6:30-Doug Edwards (C)
     6:00-Captain Video (D)      6:00-Ransom Sherman (N)       6:45-Film Comedy
     6:30-Long Ranger (A)        6:30-John Conte (N)           7:00-Show Goes On (C)
     7:00-Stop the Music (A)     6:45-News Caravan (N)         8:00-Maxwell Presents (L)
     8:00-Morey Amsterdam (D)    7:00-On the Line (L)          8:30-Glamor-Go-Round (C)
     8:30-Para. Wrestling (D)    8:00-Jack Haley Show (N)      8:45-Stranger Than Fict'n (F)
     9:30-Roller Derby (A)       9:00-Party Line (L)           9:00-'Behind Stone Walls' (F)
    10:00-Wrestling (F)          9:30-Table for Two           10:00-'I Cover Waterfront' (F)
    11:00-Al Lewis (L)          10:00-Broadway Op. House (N)  11:15-Events of Tomorrow (L)
    12:15-News and Sports (L)   11:00-News                    11:17-News (L)
    12:25-Sign Off.             11:05-Sports Show (L)         11:20-Sign Off
                                11:10-Say It With Music (L)
       Television code: (L) Live.  (F) Film.  (N) NBC.  (D) Dumont.  (A) ABC.  (C) CBS.     
    June 25
    • Information about the Norwood Technical School's first opening in 1950
    • The March 13, 1950, movie listing for the three Norwood theaters and the September 19, and December 26, 1956, listings for the Norwood and Plaza Theaters were added to "at the movies" page
    • Added information about the Kroger stores, especially on Montgomery Road, from 1942 to 1959, to the [groceries] page of the [COMPANIES] section.
    • Added a page with a 1940s photograph of the Bronze Lantern to the [BUILDINGS] section.
    • Added "The Saint Blase" to the named building page
    • Added the following companies to their respective business pages - [COMPANIES]
      • Freedman & Adams - junk dealers on Monroe Avenue (a.k.a. Frank Adams & Co.?)
        The next four businesses shared the same address and the first three, even the same telephone number
      • Bassick Company
      • R. E. Conduit Company (this company was already listed, but at Hopkins Avenue)
      • Planet Corp.
      • Wellington Machine Company
      • N&W Food Market
      • L. I. Fruit Market
      • Myer's Cigar & Magazine Stand
      • Lindner Ice Cream Company (already listed, but added an older address, perhaps at the first location)
      • Bish & Sons Norwood Poultry
      • P. & W. Engineering Company
      • Micro Mara Corporation
      • Wilson Auto Repair
      • Gene's Garage
      • Eckert Realty Company
      • Carl's Service Station
      • Dodd's Dairy Bar
    April 12 Update:
    The April 11, 2009, meeting was attended by 12 members and 4 visitors. A large new vinyl banner created by G. Edmondson, to supplement our original banner, was presented at the meeting by Mr. & Mrs. Boehme. The members were very impressed and thankful for this useful and attractive donation.

    For notes from the April meeting click here.
    The next meeting is May 9.
    The March 14, 2009, meeting was well attended. We had a visitor and a new member. The next meeting is April 11. A new banner, to supplement our original banner, may be presented at the meeting; plan to attend and show our appreciation to Mr. G. Edmondson for his donation.

      and several businesses from 1915 and 1916:
    • The Washington Ave. Fruit Store
    • Tip Top French Dry Cleanery
    • The Norwood Coal & Feed Co.
    • Norwood Hardware Co.
    • Standley Bros., fruit market
    • Ed's Shining Parlor
    • The Toggery, men's & boys' clothing
    • T. R. Dickson, M. D.
    • Kroeger Printing Co.
    • Norwood Shoe Repair Co.
    • Heismann Bros., grocer
    • The Home Realty Co.
    • Arthur O. Dean, architect
    • The Stagman Hardware Co.
    • Clifford O. Kampf, druggist
    • Charles D. Morten, coal dealer
    • I. Pelsner, tailor
    • Guckenberger's, general store
    • Brunings', studio photographer
    • G. C. Geise, grocer
    • A. Levin, upholsterer
    • Van Houten Quality Shop, dry goods
    • H. S. Karch, printer
    • Scheidt Bros., meats
    • Dr. E. J. Nieder, dentist
    • Malas Bros. to the page of its predecessor—the Butler Candy and Ice Cream Co. and to the "M" business page
    The February 14, 2009, meeting was well attended. Next meeting is March 14

    The after-meeting speaker was Mayor Tom Williams, who spoke on the current conditions in Norwood.

    As was promised — the weather was pleasant for February, with the storms and winds from the past weeks a memory.

    Feb. 15: February 14 meeting notes and list of Society's directories.
    March 1: Table of Contents for 1976 book Norwood, Ohio—a bicentennial remembrance
    February 12, 2009

    Revised the list of "named" buildings:
    • Location of Harris Building was changed based on a 1917 Sanborn map
    • Information on both old and new Arnold Buildings was added.
    Added more businesses from 1910s to the Business and Organization Section.

    Added Heinrich Kriege to the deaths-from-100-years-ago page at the request of a descendent.
    February 6, 2009

    The next meeting is on February 14, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at McCullough House in Lindner Park.

    Mayor Williams has offered to be our speaker. Attend with a friend or neighbor and find out what is going on in Norwood these days.

    There will be no ice, snow, cold temperatures or power outages (we hope!).
    January 13, 2009

    Updated home page - added "quick links" to special pages

    Added January meeting notes to Society page
    January 1, 2009

    Don't forget ... the first meeting of the new year is Saturday, January 10, 2009, 2:00pm at McCullough House, Lindner Park. Plan to attend and discuss activities for 2009.

    December 28, 2008

    Next Meeting: Saturday, January 10, 2009, 2:00pm at McCullough House, Lindner Park.

    The winners of the December 13, 2008, raffle:

    • Large Car - Venice Brown
    • Large Car - Dana Rogers
    • Small Car - Vivian Graff
    • Small Car - John Madden
    • Norwood, by Christine Mersch, 2006 - Vivian Graff
    • Norwood, Ohio, A Bicentennial Remembrance, edited by Margaret Guentert, 1976 - Mel Fisher
    • The Norwoods, 1887, Nov.-Dec., compiled by R. Rogers - Venice Brown
    • Norwood Post Cards - Mel Fisher
    Although originally only one large and one small die-cast model Norwood Police cars were to be given away, the number of prizes was increased! Two of each size of the die-cast model Norwood Police cars were donated by the maker, Rodney Steele, for the raffle. The Society donated a copy of the 2006 Mersch photo book, the 1976 book created by the students of Norwood High School and a pack of Norwood post cards. Rodney Rogers donated a copy of a book containing a series of articles from an 1887 newspaper column with illustrations and descriptions added.

    A big thank you to all that made the Open House an enjoyable evening. The house was in great shape, the food and drinks were excellent and the music was top notch.

    E-mail from our readers

    More information has been received about the Collins Ice Cream Company. K. Lehn, a great-grandaughter of Alva Bert Collins says that, according to family members, Mr. Collins was the owner and operator of the Collins Ice Cream Company in Norwood, Ohio. Previous to this, he owned the Collins Ice Cream Company (later renamed the Jamestown Ice Cream Company) in Jamestown, New York. She continued, "The Company was started by my great great grandfather in Huntington, Indiana around 1893 and branched out to Ft. Wayne, Chicago, Jamestown and finally Norwood." For other readers, the Society would appreciate any copies of advertisements or other items related to this business in Norwood.

    Thanks go to M. Parker from Portland, Oregon, for information on The Bosworth Electric Manufacturing Company, an apparently short-lived Norwood radio manufacturer. The catalog page, showing two models of Bosworth radios and a table to hold them, and the photos of Mr. Parker's own Model B-3 radio are very much appreciated. Copies of those documents have been placed in the Society's archives and the local Norwood branch library's Norwood historical archives. According to Mr. Parker and Norwood Directories from the 1920s, the company was located at the corner of Lexington Avenue and Main Avenue (Montgomery Road). For more information about old radios go to the Northwest Vintage Radio Society's web page.

    Thanks to J. Gladish for the well-done research of the Anthony H. Overberg story. On July 8, 1942, Sergeant Overberg was killed during a robbery—the only Norwood policeman to die in the line of duty.

    Verification of a speculation on this site that John Uri Lloyd's first wife, Addie, was the sister of another Norwood resident, Henry C. Meader, was given to us by Mr. Meader's great-grandaughter, N. Kollin. Thanks!

    We have more input on the question of the location of the German church on the post card in our archives. L. Elliott thinks the building is currently the American Legion Post 123 building (formerly "Odd Fellows" hall) on the west side of Montgomery Road, north of Ross Avenue.

      Several businesses from 1915 have been added.
    • Harry Armstrong, lawyer
    • Peter Baumgartner, baker
    • Fred Bofer, artist
    • Mary Churchill, artist
    • William Collins,lawyer
    • Florence Culbertson, artist
    • Charles Fasse, architect
    • Gerritt Fredriks, Jr., lawyer
    • Gabelman Brothers, baker
    • Mary Trivett Haight, artist
    • Joseph Hartlaub, baker
    • Stanford Headley, lawyer
    • Roland Hunt, architect
    • Thomas Justis, lawyer
    • John A. Knapp, artist
    • Fred. Lersch, architect
    • Charles Mauer, lawyer
    • Elizabeth Miller, artist
    • George E. Mills, lawyer
    • George Morris, artist
    • John Morton, lawyer
    • Norwood Motor Car Company
    • Blanche Reineke, artist
    • Mrs. S. Renner, baker
    • Eberhardt Schmid, baker
    • Joseph Schroeder, lawyer
    • Charles Steioff, baker
    • Tri City Amusement Company
    • Jacob Wegmann, automobile livery
    • Bernard Wilberding, automotive repair

    November 13, 2008

    NEXT MEETING - Saturday,
    December 13, 2008 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
    at McCullough Home in Lindner Park

    December Holiday Open House with refreshments and the raffle of two die-cast model Norwood Police Cars.

    • Creative Sales, tupperware
    • Decco Coal Company
    • Dorman Autmotive Parts
    • Dutle Paint Distributing Company
    • Rudy Fassl Bowling Supplies
    • Fischer's Auto Repair
    • Gall's Barber Shop
    • A. P. Green Firebrick Company of Ohio
    • H&H Grill
    • JJW Food Market
    • John Longnaker, physician
    • Lutz File & Tool Company
    • Mike's Barber Shop
    • New Era Sales Company, furniture
    • Norwood Cafe
    • Norwood Sohio Service
    • Norwood Watch Clinic
    • Promenade Inn
    • Pucini's Pony Keg & Delicatessen
    • P&W Tool & Die Company
    • Raymond Imported Motors
    • Skipper's Cafe
    • Springer Signs
    • Stan's Pharmacy
    • Zahn's Cafeteria

    If you have any corrections or additions to anything on this site, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Send comments and suggestions to

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    October 30, 2008


    Which do you prefer ...

    the original version or the new version of the Dudley Avenue page?

    Please send your ballot to

    And for the real results of Norwood's 1st Election in 1888, click here!

    In a short time 2008 will be history, so go now to the [Anniversary Dates] page to see what was happening in Norwood 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 55, 60, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 180, 200, 205, 215 and 220 years ago! Okay, that last one wasn't in Norwood, but at the time there were important events that influenced the future of the entire area, including future Norwood.

    • List of 63 groceries and daily markets of 1919 to the [groceries] page of the [COMPANIES] section.
    • Information on The Bosworth Chapel, God's Bible School and Nazarene Mission, as well as some additional information on other churches, was added to the [churches] page. Interestingly, the location of God's Bible School in 1922 was at the old Hopkins Avenue Passenger Railroad Station, which is standing today.
    • More addresses of notable people from Norwood
    October 14, 2008

    Your input is requested:
  • We are trying to decide on a format for the pages in the [STREETS] section. View a couple of formats for street pages and let us know which you prefer (or neither, but please send suggestions to the original version of the Dudley Avenue page or a new version of the Dudley Avenue page.
  • October 12, 2008

  • From the Norwood Historical Society's archives: Norwood Health Department Report for October 1918 — see what were the health issues in Norwood 90 years ago.
  • October 8, 2008

      CHURCHES (previously unlisted) on the [churches] page:
    • The South Norwood Church of Christ
    • Trinity Baptist Church of Norwood
      CHURCHES (incorporation information for previously listed churches) on the [churches] page:
    • The First German Evangelist Protestant St. John's Church, of Norwood, Ohio
    • The Norwood Baptist Church
    • The Norwood Christian Church
    • The Norwood Church of Christ
    • The Norwood English Lutheran Church
    • The Norwood Presbyterian Church
    October 3, 2008

    • information about Plaza Airdome, an alias for the Airdome, and Norwood Hippodrome to the [theaters] page,
    • Ideal Swimming Pool, Norwood Cone Company, Norwood Hippodrome, Norwood Ice Cream Company, Ohio Ice Cream Company and Plaza Airdome to their respective "company listing" pages (go to the [COMPANIES] section for links to those pages),
    • information from the 1919 Norwood Directory to the [Dudley Avenue] page in the [STREETS] section and
    • a new page, [Norwood Government Information - 1922] with a list of officials at the time, to the [GOVERNMENT] section.
    An e-mail question:

    Q: Do you have information on the Collins Ice Cream Company in Norwood, ca. 1920? It may have been sold to the French Bauer Company.
    A: After a search of the Norwood directories from 1915-23, no listing for a company of that name was found. The only listings for ice cream manufacturers were the Norwood Ice Cream Co. and the apparently short-lived Ohio Ice Cream Co.—it was listed only in the 1919-20 directory, although it may have moved from Norwood. The French Bauer Company was in Cincinnati at this time period. If any reader has knowledge of the Collins Ice Cream Company, please e-mail us at
    September 28, 2008

    Technical work on the web site: Pages are being validated to ensure that they meet the W3 standards — HTML 4.01 for the web pages and CSS Level 2.1 for cascading style sheets. When you see the images sample of the W3C HTML 4.01 validation icon and sample of the W3C CSS 2.1 validation icon at the bottom of a page, you can be sure that it meets those standards. At this time, the main cascading style sheet and the section for the 1894 book Norwood, Her Homes and Her People have been validated.
    September 17, 2008

  • A bio page for 19th century Norwood resident Col. P. P. Lane
  • [annexations] page, listing some annexations by Norwood and attempts at annexation of Norwood, has been added to the [GOVERNMENT] section.
  • September 11, 2008

    A [Trivia Q & A] page has been added to the [ODDS & ENDS] Section. Try it.

    The record of previous updates and other notifications from this page has been moved to [List of previous updates] page. Current updates and notices will remain on this home page for approximately one month, then they will be moved to the updates page.
    September 9, 2008

    August 28, 2008
      Changes and additions to this web site:
    • Additional information and a photograph of the original Central School building have been added to the [Central School] page.
    • A list of 373 Norwood High School graduates from 1899 to 1914 has been created on a new page — [Graduates from Norwood High School June 1899-June 1914]. The list was from the Norwood Board of Education's Annual Report of 1915. It may be the complete (1897-98 is not given) list of graduates from Norwood's 1st high school at Allison Street, which opened in February 1897. In November 1914, Norwood's 2nd high school at Sherman Avenue was dedicated.
    • Added a photograph of William Samuel Cadman, Superintendent of Norwood Schools, to the [1923 Norwood Year Book] page.
    • Added Norwood's 1st high school at Allison Street to the list of buildings with auditoriums on the [theater] page.
    • Links on various pages were added in reference to the above mentioned additions and changes.
    August 25, 2008
    August 19, 2008
    The Society's President and Secretary presented information about Norwood's history and the Society's current activities, e.g. the model Norwood Police Cars raffle, at the August 19th meeting of the Norwood Business & Professional Women's Club. We wish to thank the Club for the invitation and also for its civic efforts in the Norwood community.

    August 13, 2008
    More entries of Norwood businesses and other organizations from the 1890s to the present have been added, bringing the total to 2,087 names in the [COMPANIES] section. Also, some minor corrections have been made to the site — mainly typos, the link to [Famous People of Norwood] was fixed and additional information about Dudley Avenue has been added.
    August 10, 2008
    The meeting notes are now on the Society Page with the meeting calendar.
    August 9, 2008
    A [Famous People of Norwood] page has been added. For a list of more Norwood citizens in history go to the [PEOPLE] section.
    August 5, 2008
    There are now over 200 names on the death listing page for people who died more than one-hundred years ago.
    August 4, 2008
    Don't forget the Society meeting this Saturday, August 9 at 2:00 p.m. !

    A new page has been added to the [PEOPLE] Section. It is a listing of the deaths of people with Norwood connections. The list contains names, birth and death dates, the type of the Norwood relationship and the burial location, if known, for people who died more than one-hundred years ago.
    JULY 26, 2008
    Thanks to B. H. for the reminder of the United States Playing Card Company's history page on its web site. The company has had a long run (107 years) in Norwood. For news stories about its pending move to Northern Kentucky click the following:
    JULY 22, 2008
    The Norwood Chamber of Commerce's 116th Norwood Day Parade was a great success again. We congratulate the Chamber on a well-organized and enjoyable celebration of Norwood's organizations and people. The weather was agreeable, especially considering the harsh storm we had last night — tree limbs were down everywhere, and power was off for Montgomery Road and even City Hall. Fortunately, everything was okay on the Pike for the parade.

    The Society's entry was number 45. The driver, who also supplied the vehicle, is our own Treasurer. Riding inside was his mother (a long-time Norwood resident) and a past President. On the outside was one of the Curators and the current President. The traditional Norwood Historical Society banner was displayed on the front of the vehicle, special made signs were on both sides and, on the reviewing stand side, was an enlarged photo of a die-cast Norwood Police Car with raffle information on a separate poster.



    If you missed the parade, check it out on the Norwood Cable Public Access channel. Mention was made of the Society's 30th Anniversary, the monthly meetings at Linder Park and the raffle for the die-cast cars to be given away at the December Open House.
    JULY 12, 2008
    It was reported at the July meeting that the raffle of the die-cast scale models of Norwood Police Cars was successfully initiated. Contact a member for more information. The Society will participate in the Norwood Chamber of Commerce's 116th Norwood Day Parade on July 22. We will be unit number 45. Come on out and line Montgomery Road from Ashland to Maple — the historic parade starts at 7:00 p.m.

    This evening, the beautiful and, of course, historic Zion United Church of Christ held the first concert of the newly formed Norwood Community Chorus. Those who could sing like angels were in the choir, and those of us who can't even hum a tune, just enjoyed the wonderful talents of the choir and soloists. Actually, there were some pretty good voices in the audience, too, as the director requested everyone to join in during parts of the last two songs.

    Don't forget — the next scheduled meeting is Saturday, August 9, 2008, at 2:00 p.m., in the McCullough Homestead at Lindner Park.
    JULY 4, 2008
    For those not afraid of a "little" rain, the 5th Annual Norwood Hometown Fireworks at Shea Stadium was worth it. Although the program had to be shortened, the Rossi fireworks were brilliant and loud. Thanks to the Fireworks Committee and volunteers for the show and allowing us to participate. Also, thank you to everyone who stopped by the Norwood Historical Society table to discuss Norwood History and support the Society.
    Two e-mail questions:

    Q: Where can I get information about the structures on the Lindner Park/McCullough Nature Preserve trails?
    A: The park caretaker has copies of the old pamphlet which has a map and descriptions of the trails. A copy may be placed on this site later. Some of the structures are:
  • Spring House - built with Cypress logs and cedar shingles; used with ice cut from duck pond to store food
  • Rock Bridge - built around turn of century; part of road from Cypress Way to barn
  • Pool - 36 ft. x 74 ft.; originally was spring feed, but later used city water; last used in the 1950s
  • Bath House - built near pool with same materials as Spring House; has "his and hers" dressing room and shower
  • Duck Pond Goose Shelter - located at far end of duck pond to encourage nesting
  • McCullough Sign - originally a gate from downtown Cincinnati

    Q: Do you have information about Dudley Street or Avenue in Norwood?
    A: Dudley Avenue page has been added to the [STREETS] section with some data. Currently, it appears to be the entrance to Lower and Middle Millcrest Parks. If anyone has more information about this street, please let us know.
  • At the June meeting the Society decided to participate in the Norwood Parade, and enthusiastically support a fund raising idea (details to be given later). Click here for the next scheduled meeting, Saturday, July 12, 2008, at 2:00 p.m., in the McCullough Homestead at Lindner Park.
    Three more web sites with Norwood history have been added to the LINKS page. One is Cincinnati Views, an extensive old postcard and photo site with many Norwood images. One page in particular is interesting — Norwood and Cincinnati schools. The second site is Norwood, Ohio, on Wikipedia. It contains much historical and current information about Norwood. The third site is Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center - formerly St. Mary's Seminary in Norwood.
    Thanks to Lee G. for e-mailing information about the Hires Root Beer bottle. He said he remembered taking a tour of the plant when he was a student at Sharpsburg in the late 40's. He said the plant was on Duck Creek near Hudson Avenue.
    Officers were elected at the Norwood Historical Society's May 10 meeting at the McCullough House. The Open House included refreshments — punch, cookies, cucumber sandwiches and a 30th anniversary cake — thanks to Susan — and enjoyed by the members in attendance and several park visitors! Also, the park looks great — thanks Nancy!
    MAY 7, 2008
    Some changes and additions — 1901 drawings of buildings and photographs of company officers for The Boss Washing Machine Company, Bullock Company and Globe-Wernicke Company. Also, added to the [Business/Organization] section were Fraternal Organizations and Labor Unions. A photograph of R. P. Bellsmith has been added to his [BIO] page. Some interesting company and people connections have been added as comments to the Norwood Pressed Brick page of the book, Norwood, Her Homes and Her People.
    This year is not only a special anniversary for the Norwood Historical Society. There are other historical anniversaries this year. Want to know what happened in Norwood 5 years ago, 50 years ago, 100 years ago, or even 200 years ago? Go to the Anniversary Dates Page!
    The Cincinnati Enquirer's Shannon Russell wrote an article (Saturday, May 3, 2008) about Raymond Davis, an 86-year-old Norwood graduate, and his research for a biography of his second-cousin, Arthur Pickens. Pickens was born in Norwood in 1888 and became a jockey. One-hundred years ago, he won the Kentucky Derby, at the age of 19. Click here to read the story.
    Thanks to Teri R. for e-mailing information about the Norwood Refrigeration company. Over 1,950 entries for Norwood businesses and other organizations from the 1890s to the present are now in the [COMPANIES] section. Many of these businesses were operated or owned by Norwood residents.
    A question has been posted concerning researching the history of a house in West Norwood. This is a common question asked by many Norwood residents. Send in your suggestions for reseaching Norwood houses, especially methods that have worked for you. They will be listed in the House History page.

    Another interesting question about a Norwood home has been sent in. When the old High School (now Middle School) was built on Sherman Avenue (ca. 1912-14), were any houses moved from the site to other locations — e.g., Maple Avenue? We haven't been able to find anything conclusive ... does anyone have information about this?
    Norwood Historical Puzzles — Can you solve the mystery of these artifacts in the Society's collection? Go to Curators' Corner.
    If you have any corrections or additions to anything on this site, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Sent comments and suggestions to