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NORWOOD SUBDIVISIONS

(in alphabetical order)

NOTES:
  • Subdivisions in red may not be in Norwood. (When their status is determined, it will be removed if not in Norwood.)
  • Other possible names for a subdivision are listed as a.k.a.
  • Example of a plat map location: plat book 11, page number 29 is [11/29].
  • The dates after the name are plat creation, record and other dates recorded on the document.
  • means that subdivision has its own page. Otherwise, clicking on the subdivision name will link to the Hamilton County Recorder's image of the plat map for that subdivision.

HOW TO USE DEED RECORDS


 ALBERS & KAHLE'S SUBDIVISIONS (1891 & 1894)
There were two subdivision: 57-lot Albers & Kahles Addition To Norwood (1891) at Lawrence Avenue and 29-lot Albers & Kahles 2nd Subdivision of South Norwood (1894) at Judge Street.

 WILBER E. ARNOLD'S SUBDIVISION (1915)
North of Highland Avenue and East of Marion Street, this subdivision included part of Turrill Avenue. Interestingly, although there were 37 lots indicated on the plat map, the lot numbers only ranged from 20 to 56. Where were lots 1-19?

 AVILLA PLACE SUBDIVISION (1928)
This 55-lot subdivision included land on both sides of Avilla Place. Duck Creek Road ran along the south and east sides of this property.

 J. W. & W. C. BAKER'S ADDITION TO SHARPSBURG (1868)
This property of only 7 lots was platted around 1868 and was located just north of the M&C tracks and just west of Montgomery Pike/Carthage Avenue, near the northwestern corner of Section 34 of Columbia Township. Previously the land was probably that part of Lydia A. Drake's north of the tracks. Today the Norwood Lateral occupies it, the site being west of the Montgomery Road bridge and south of Sanker Boulevard.

 BAKER'S SUBDIVISIONS OF IVANHOE (1886 & 1887)
There are three subdivisions: Baker's 1st Subdivision of Ivanhoe (49 lots) at Courtland, Carter, Weyer and Ivanhoe, Baker's 2nd Subdivision of Ivanhoe (25 lots) at Courtland, Bell and Weyer, and Baker's 3rd Subdivision of Ivanhoe (47 lots) at Courtland. Lowry, Weyer and Dudley. The 1st subdivision is to the east of the 2nd, which is east of the 3rd.

 BELL PLACE SUBDIVISION (1891)
This property was originally platted as Henry Thomson's Subdivision in 1847 (recorded in 1851). It's proximity to two railroads, the Norwood streetcar line, two main roads (Montgomery and Smith Roads), the school house and the Norwood Town Hall made this an important site.

  CATHERINE BELL'S SUBDIVISION OF WEST PART OF LOT 4 OF PARVIN, BOLLES & LANE'S SUBDIVISION (a.k.a. Norwood Heights) (1912)
Four lots, 100 feet, or so, from the intersection of Indian Mound Avenue and Buxton Avenue, on the south side of Indian Mound Avenue

 BOFINGER & HOPKINS' (1ST) SUBDIVISION OF SOUTH NORWOOD(1884)
There were 112 lots on this subdivision. Lots were numbered 1 through 112, with a lot 31-1/2 recorded in the indexes; the plat map had two lot 32s. This was the first of three subdivisions that would become know as the "Presidential Neighborhood" because five of these streets were named after the first five United States Presidents.

  • BURGOYNE'S IVANHOE ADDITION [7/28] June-July 1886
    a.k.a. J. Burgoyne, Jr. Admr.
    This subdivision was bordered on the north by Williams Avenue, on the west by Montgomery Road, on the south by L. Cordes' of L. C. Hopkins Subdivision (on the north side of Wayland Avenue) and on the east by that part of H. Q. Cleneay's Sunnyside Subdivision on the west side of Regent Avenue.

  • JOHN BURGOYNE, JR. NORWOOD HEIGHTS [8V2/58] July 1889 (May be just to north of Norwood)
  • CARTHAGE-VARLEMAN SUBDIVISION
  • CLENEAY'S SUNNYSIDE SUBDIVISION [9/10] October 1889 and Streets Dedication [6/150] May 1885
    Sunnyside is bordered by Montgomery Road on the west, Williams Avenue on the north, Elsmere Subdivision (at Regent Avenue) on the east, and the Cincinnati & Eastern Railroad (later named the Ohio and Northwestern Railway) on the south. The northern part of this subdivision was actually bounded by L. Cordes' (Addition) of L. C. Hopkins Subdivision and Burgoyne's Ivanhoe Addition. It appears that Mr. Cleneay could not decide in which neighborhood his subdivision was located. The street dedication plat was partially titled "East Walnut Hills" and the subdivision plat was in "North Walnut Hills"!
  • LOUIS CORDES' ADDITION OF L. C. HOPKINS' SUBDIVISION [10/58] March 1891
    This Ivanhoe subivision was bounded on the west by Montgomery Road, on the north by Burgoynes' Ivanhoe Addition, and on the east and south by H. Q. Cleneay's Sunnyside Subdivision. The lots were situated on both sides of Wayland Avenue, between Montgomery Road and almost to Regent Avenue.
  • DALEWOOD SUBDIVISION [18/6] eastern part is in Norwood - Oct-Nov 1908
  • DALEWOOD SUBDIVISION of THE DALE TRACT [27/6] (wrong plat map reference? see I.B.60/152)
    DURRELL
  • WM DURRELL 1ST SUBDIVISION OF IVANHOE [5/307] (not online- plat book on microfiche at Recorder's office)
    This subdivision was located on the west side of Montgomery Pike, south of Williams Avenue, east of Huston Avenue and north of Mentor Avenue. The C.L.&N. tracks went through this land, crossing Mentor, Ivanhoe and Williams Avenues. The Ivanhoe Depot was located on the southeast corner of Williams and Ivanhoe Avenues, on the northwestern side of the tracks (currently the back lot of the United Dairy Farmers' plant).
  • WM DURRELL 2ND SUBDIVISION OF IVANHOE [6/35]
    ELSMERE - formerly the Cavagna Farm, located between Duck Creek and Williams Avenue (previously named Locust Ave.); the northern part of this subdivision (to the northern line of Hudson Avenue) was annexed to the Village of Norwood soon after the property was purchased; the rest of the subdivision was annexed later.
  • ELSMERE [8V2/35] & [8V2/36]
  • ELSMERE & DICKS SUBDIVISION
      [May 1889 advertisements for Elsmere Subdivision]
    HALLOWELL (several spellings indicate these may be the same subdivision)
  • HOLLOWELL'S SUBDIVISION
  • J. HALLEWELL'S SUBDIVISION (Deed Book 145/Page 356) (incorrect plat map reference? - this page is missing from on-line record)
  • E. C. HEDGER SUBDIVISION [4/206] Nov. 1876; also in [14/131] (Incorrect plat map reference?)
    Established in 1876 (1873?), this subdivision may have part of the area named "Norwood" proper or "old Norwood," before the Village was incorporated in 1888.
    The title of this subdivision on the county plat book was "Addition to Norwood by Emiline Hedger and Others." The document was received and recorded on November 8, 1876. The developers were Geo. Hafer, William N. Hobart, E. F. Bradford, Esq., and W. B. Maddux.
    This subdivision appears to have had 89 lots and was located between Section Avenue, on the west, and almost to Montgomery Road, on the east. The lots on the south side of Elm Avenue defined the southern extent; the lots on the north side of Maple Avenue marked the northern limit. Elm and Maple, which were located between Section Avenue and Montgomery Road were entirely within the subdivision (except for the properties adjacent to Montgomery Road). Station Avenue, which at the time was located only between Elm Avenue and a road parallel to the railroad tracks of the M. & C. R. R. leading from Montgomery Road to the train depot, was within the subdivision's boundaries (except from the northern edge of the Maple Avenue properties to the tracks).
  • HOME OWNER'S SUBDIVISION, REG. LAND (CERT. 183) [1/3] March-June 1918
    (Only part of this subdivision is in Norwood)
     This subdivision was platted in March 1918 by The Algona Realty Company with the streets given for public use. The registration was approved by the Common Pleas Court of Hamilton County on June 22, 1918, as Case No. 85. It is recorded by the Hamilton County Recorder in Registered Land Plat Book 1, Page 3. It consists of 52 lots at Bosworth Place and Lysle Lane. The only part of this property in Norwood is Lot 52 and parts of Lots 51, 1 and 4-7, all adjacent to that part of Bosworth Place directly off Montgomery Road. There is a large lot in the middle of this property that appears to be not part of this subdivision. It may be the property of the Latter Day Saints.
     The subdivision was listed in a 1977 compilation of subdivisions. The Norwood Historical Society has a book of plats (Cabinet A, Drawer 4; Hamilton County Auditor's Plat Books, City of Norwood, Book No. 523). On page 4 (Norwood Heights area) is a reference to Plat Book 1, Page 3 (this is the registered land plat book number 1, not the regular plat book number 1).
  • HUSSEY & HACKETT SUBDIVISION
    LANGDON
  • J. G. LANGDON SUBDIVISION [3/32]May 1868
    This property was platted around 1868 and was located just north of the M&C tracks, just east of Montgomery Pike, south of Highland Avenue, and a short distance west of the later Wesley Avenue, in the northern part of Section 34 of Columbia Township. The land was previously owned by W. Holt. The southern half of the land is now part of the Norwood Lateral and the northern portion is most of that land between Highland, Wesley and Norwood Avenues and Montgomery Road. The first train station and post office were located here before the name Sharpsburg was replaced by Norwood.
  • SUBDIVISION BY THE LANGDON REALTY CO. [23/63] March 1917
    This appears to be just a replatting of most of the land of the original 1868 Langdon Addition to Sharpsburg Subdivision, north of the B. & O. R.R. tracks, but, with the inclusion of the old ballpark land, south of the tracks and later used by General Motors.
    The Norwood Historical Society has a formal drawing approved by Norwood City Engineer on February 17, 1917; approved by Norwood City Council by ordinance on March 5, 1917; and recorded in Plat Book 23 on March 15, 1917.

    Northern part of the 1917 map, showing the original 1868 Langdon Addition to Sharpsburg Subdivision

    Other information on the drawing were:
    • H. E. Langdon was the President of this realty company; Tract "A" is the undivided 15.08 acres south of the B. & O. R.R., east of Smith Road, and the numbered lots appear to be part of the original 1868 Langdon Addition to Sharpsburg, excluding the lots on Montgomery Road and north of Norwood Avenue (except lot 16) and some property on Harris Avenue
    • The lots are somewhat different than the original subdivision, for the following reasons: the angled Cross Street was replaced by an extension of the east-west Norwood Avenue; the angled Langdon Avenue was replaced with a north-south Langdon Avenue; the angled western section of Highland Avenue, after the bend at Langdon Avenue, was replaced with an east-west part, and Malcom Avenue was added to connect West Alley with Langdon Avenue.
    • The only lots remaining the same were those along Montgomery Road ´┐Żnumbers 4-12´┐Ż although a small corner of 4 was cut for Norwood Avenue and a small piece of 3, along Montgomery Road, was saved and renamed 16, and the top part of 12 was modified when Highland was changed.
    • At the same time of this "plat of subdivision," the company also agreed to "dedicate the streets, avenues and alleys adjacent to said tract and lots in accordance with said plat, and consent to the vacating of any public right of way thorough or adjacent to said tracts or lots and not designated on said plat."
  • FRED J. LODDER SUBDIVISION [26/9] December 1922
    This subdivision was north of Edmondson Road and west of Edwards Road. (Note: The south end of Smith Road was at Edmondson Road and Garland Avenue.) It included lots on both sides of Atlantic and Garland Avenues. North of this subdivision was the Dacey Subdivision. Today, the Lodder Subdivision has been demolished to make way for the planned Rookwood Exchange development.
  • MARY E. LUGINBUHL SUBDIVISION [27/16] May 1924
    This subdivision was created from the following lots of Leslie & Dicks Subdivision: Lots 18-26 and parts of Lots 27 & 28. The location was on the north side of Melrose Avenue, between Linden Avenue and Beech Street.
  • ALBERT MCCULLOUGH'S SUBDIVISION [20/27] Nov-Dec 1911
    McCullough's Subdivision appears to be made up of the lots between Indian Mound Avenue and the drive running west from the Mound, north of the water towers and tennis courts. Originally this was the northern part of the Parvin, Bolles and Lane Subdivision's Lot 5.
  • MIDHURST SUBDIVISION [13/102] September 1895
    Located on north side of Highland Avenue, from Orchard Avenue west, to short of Beech Avenue. The Cincinnati, Lebanon & Northern Railroad was the northwestern boundary. Albert and Orchard Avenues ran north from Highland and Mayer Avenue ran parallel to Highland from the railroad tracks, east across Mayer, ending at Orchard. There were 52 lots of various dimensions. The Village condemned and vacated all the property except Orchard Avenue and Lots 1, 2 and 3 and the west corner of Orchard and Highland by Common Pleas Court Case No. 134872. (January 1925?)
  • JAMES MITCHELL'S SUBDIVISION [12/35] December 1892-January 1893 (Between Carthage & Montgomery)
    The part of the triangular block between Montgomery Road, Carthage Avenue and Ross Avenue from a point across from the southern curb of Highland Avenue, south to the intersection of Montgomery Road and Carthage Avenue. It included the Arnold Building.
  • MOUNDVIEW SUBDIVISION [32/34] and [32/35] Sept. 1928-Feb. 1929
    South of Indian Mound Avenue on all sides of Moundview Drive.
  • MOUNDVIEW DRIVE SUBDIVISION
    East of Charles F. Neads Subdivision to the Corporation line, along that northernly part of Moundview Drive north of Indian Mound Avenue.
    NORWOOD HEIGHTS
  • NORWOOD HEIGHTS (PROPOSED/NOT RECORDED) <00/00>
    (see PARVIN, BOLLES & LANE)
    Although the County's web site gives no plat listing for a subdivision with this name, an index of deeds for Section 35 of Columbia Township places the Parvin, Bolles & Lane subdivision at W. B. Ferguson's Farm in Plat Book 3, page 144 (June 1869-February 1870). Today, most of what is commonly called "Indian Mound" was originally the Norwood Heights Subdivision. Much later, other subdivisions using the name "Norwood Heights" were platted (see following).
  • NORWOOD HEIGHTS BY L. BREVER [9/64] April 1890
    Sixteen lots at corner of Montgomery Pike and Forest Place (Section 35, F.R. 2,, T. 4)
  • NORWOOD HEIGHTS COMPANY OF THALE TRACT BY FRANK LESOURD [22/64] December 1915
  • NORWOOD HEIGHTS COMPANY SUBDIVISION
    NORWOOD HIGHLAND
    Located in East Norwood, between Montgomery Pike, the junction of the railroads, Harris Avenue to the south, and Highland Avenue to the north.
  • NORWOOD HIGHLAND SYNDICATE [7/78] February 1887
    Bounded by Harris on the south, Marion on the west and Highland on the north. Lots also were on the west side of Forest Avenue, forming the eastern boundary.,
  • NORWOOD HIGHLAND SYNDICATE 2ND SUBDIVISION [8V1/3] May-June 1888
    Between Harris (s), Wesley (w)Marion (e) & Highland (n). Also lots on west side of Wesley.
    NORWOOD PARK
  • FIRST SUBDIVISION OF NORWOOD PARK [9/51] June-July 1889
    Boundaries: west, Lafayette Avenue; south, Smith Road; east, Forest Avenue; Also, included lots on north side of Park Avenue, from Smith to Forest, and a triangular section at the intersection of Smith and Ridgewood Avenue (Robertson Avenue).
  • SECOND SUBDIVISIONS OF NORWOOD PARK [12/45] March 1893
    Boundaries: west, Forest Avenue; south, Ridgewood Avenue (Robertson); east, Beech Street; north, Park Avenue. Also, the are lots on north sid of Park and the south side of Ridgewood, between Linden and Beech.
  • NORWOOD PLACE [17/21] March-April, 1907; (Suburban Real Estate Company)
    Streets: Section, Warren, Rolsten, Hunter, Globe, Carthage, Wayne, Clermont and Worth.
    NORWOOD VIEW
  • NORWOOD VIEW SUBDIVISION [14/105] (Incorrect plat book reference? no page 105 in book 14) 
  • NORWOOD VIEW 1ST ADDITION [14/156] (Incorrect plat book reference? No page 156 in book 14)

    Norwood's incorporation as a village (1888)
    Plat Map [8/27]
    and Signature Sheet [8/28]

    Although this was not actually a subdivision plat, it is included since it is the plat map for the Village of Norwood. It was drawn from a combining of the plat maps of the subdivisions within Section 34 of Columbia Township. Every subdivision created before this was just a part of Columbia or Millcreek Townships ´┐Ż there was no Village of Norwood, and Sharpsburg was never incorporated. At this time, there may have been over 40 subdivisions in what would eventually become the City of Norwood ´┐Ż not all of which were included in the initial incorporation. After this time, some newly created subdivisons may not have been part of Norwood, either, until one of the annexations. For example, part of Elsmere Subdivision was made part of Norwood in the village's first annexation in 1889. The remainder of Elsmere was absorbed by the second annexation in 1891.

    PARVIN, BOLLES & LANE
  • PARVIN, BOLLES & LANE [3/144] (original Norwood Heights) (June 1869-February 1870) and REDIVISION OF THE PARVIN, BOLLES AND LANE SUBDIVISION (except Lots 6-12 and part of 11). [23/6] May-August 1891 (Per Common Pleas Court Case No. 89028, George S. Parvin vs. P. P. Lane, et al.)
    This property was previously the W. B. Ferguson farm in the southeastern corner of Section 35 of Columbia Township. The property was acquired by Parvin, Bolles and Lane and platted in 1869. Being named "Norwood Heights," it was the first subdivision to use the name "Norwood."
    The Hedger Subdivision, which was platted in 1876, may have taken the name "Norwood," since 1887-88 newspaper references to the community at or around that subdivision was "old Norwood." In 1881, the L. C. Hopkins platted the first subdivision in East Norwood, and around 1885, Bofinger & Hopkins started work on South Norwood. A community, between "old Norwood" and Ivanhoe, called West Norwood was also started early. A village of this name ´┐ŻNorwood´┐Ż was incorporated in 1888, encompassing all of Section 34 (the section of Columbia Township south of Norwood Heights). Soon after, Norwood Heights was annexed to the Village of Norwood.
  • PARVIN HEIRS, RE-SUB OF PARVIN, BOLLES & LANE SUBDIVISION OF NORWOOD, EXCEPT LOTS 6-12 AND PART OF 11 [23/6] May-August, 1891
  • SUBDIVISION OF PARVIN, BOLLES & LANE'S LOT 17 [26/8] This is the wrong plat book reference
  • RAPER SUBDIVISION
    RONDA HEIGHTS SUBDIVISIONS
  • RONDA HEIGHTS 1ST SUBDIVISION (see I.B.27/94) 11/25/1941?
  • RONDA HEIGHTS 2ND SUBDIVISION (see I.B.23/176) 6/30/1954?
  • RONDA HEIGHTS 3RD SUBDIVISION (see I.B.22/530) 9/30/1954?
  • RONDA HEIGHTS 4TH SUBDIVISION BLOCK "A" (see I.B.93/494) 11/9/1956?
  • RONDA HEIGHTS 4TH SUBDIVISION BLOCK "B" (see I.B.105/222) 6/17/1961?
  • JAMES S. ROOSA SUBDIVISION [3/86] March-May 1869
    There was a Jas. S. Roosa Subdivision on the triangular block between Montgomery Road, Carthage Avenue and Ross Avenue. It included the land from Ross Avenue, south to a point across from Highland Avenue. Directly to the south, on the "tip" of the triangle, was the James Mitchell Subdivision.
  • JOHN H. SANKER ESTATE SUBDIVISION
    SLANE'S SUBDIVISIONS
  • SLANE'S SUBDIVISION OF WAVERLY PLACE AT NORWOOD STATION [4/16] and [4/17] May 1872-June 1875
    23 lots east of Montgomery Road and between Maple (Slane) and Locust (Maple); Williams Street was a short street connecting Maple and Locust, with lots 20-23 east of Williams and the rest to the west.
  • SLANE'S 2ND SUBDIVISION
  • ANNA B. SLANE'S SUBDIVISION
  • SLANE'S SOUTH NORWOOD SUBDIVISION
  • SOUTH NORWOOD SYNDICATE SUBDIVISION
  • STEWARD PARK SUBDIVISION
    Most land between Montgomery Road and Steward Park Place (south of Buxton Avenue and north of Highland Avenue) and along the east side of Steward Park Place.
  • SUNNYSIDE SUBDIVISION [9/10] &[6/150]
    (see CLENEAY'S SUNNYSIDE SUBDIVISION)
  • SURREY SQUARE SUBDIVISION (see Deed Book 119, Page 50)
  • HENRY THOMPSON SUBDIVISION (remainder) [1/103] October 1851 (Surveyed & platted May 1847)
    This subdivision was also listed in the 1977 compilation. The note "remainder" seems to indicate that it may have been a continuation of a previous subdivision.
  • GEORGE A. TURRILL'S NORWOOD HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION [8V2/18] February-May, 1889
    Streets: Mound Avenue (Indian Mound Avenue), Buxton Avenue and Turrill Avenue (Grandview Place)
    Starting at the intersection of Montgomery Road and Indian Mound Avenue and going south to Buxton Avenue, south for a distance then going east across Marion Avenue to Grandview Place and then a distance, then roughly north parallel to Grandview Place to Indian Mound Avenue and then along that street back to Montgomery Road. (Some documents give the spelling as "Turrell.")
  • WALTELLA PLACE SUBDIVISION
    From the intersection of Montgomery Road and O'Brien Place, then along a line to the western end of Wakefield Place, back to Montgomery Road and then back to the starting point. Waltella Place, off O'Brien Place runs into the center of the subdivision.
  • A. L. WILLIAMS SUBDIVISION
  • WOOLEY SUBDIVISION (East Norwood?)


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