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|Our first official activity of 2015,
was the January 10 meeting at McCullough House, Lindner Park. Members
brought some old items for "Show & Tell" after the meeting.|
On the following Saturday, a group of members went to the former Bethel Voice of America site, off Tylersville Road, where collections of historic broadcasting memorabilia, old home-built radios and V.O.A. equipment were displayed.
We are requesting any ideas for programs for 2015. If you have suggestions for field trips, speakers or other activites, please let us know at . Thank you.
January 21, 2015
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100 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH
January 1, 1915
It was reported that after several years of interest, four plans for a rapid transit system (a.k.a. “The Cincinnati Subway”) were given to Cincinnati Mayor Spiegel. An estimate of approximately 12 million dollars would be needed to complete the system, with an additional 2.5 million dollars to equip it. The part of the system through Norwood was the same for all four proposals. Here is the description in the newspaper article.
“Between St. Bernard and Norwood, the railway is on private property located enough south of the B. and O. S. W. Railroad to avoid obstructing possible industrial developments along the steam road, and also to permit future streets to be laid out, passing, with easy grades, either over or under the B. and O. S. W. Railroad. At Section avenue the line crosses under the B. and O. S. W. Railroad, and continues easterly mostly as a subway along the railroad right of way, Harris avenue and other private property, to near Beech street in the open, except at street crossings, to Duckcreek road. Crossing over Duckcreek road it turns southwest, passes in a subway under Edmondson road, and continues in the open on the east side of Duckcreek, crossing under the N. and W. Railroad and over Vista avenue to a ravine a short distance south of Vista avenue.”
January 2, 1915
The Norwood Police Department's Surgeon, Dr. E. M. Craig, was severly injured when his automobile was struck by a northbound passenger train at the Cincinnati, Lebanon and Northern Rairoad crossing at Washington and Lafayette Avenues (at the Lafayette entrance across from Washington to today's Surrey Square). Although he was able to walk, after being removed to his home at 4255 Ashland Avenue, he fell unconscious. Three local doctors examined him and found two broken ribs and possibly more serious injuries.
January 10, 1915
A newspaper's condensed version of the Norwood Police Chief's report for 1914 was published. The numbers were:
January 15, 1915
At a meeting of the Norwood manufacturers and Mayor Engelhardt and Service Director Pierson, it was agreed that the factories would continue to use the 220-volt direct current and residential homes would use the soon-to-be-installed 110-volt alternating current. This meant the companies would not have to replace their current electrically powered equipment. (The initial conversion for residents would be for those homes south of Williams Avenue.)
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