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100 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH
February 3, 1914
Robert Leslie, long-time Norwood resident, former downtown clothing store owner,and pioneer real estate developer died at his resdience, 4243 Floral Avenue this evening.
February 10, 1914
Idt was reported that W. E. Arnold expected to start work on the construction of his flat-iron building at the intersection of Montgomery and Carthage in about a week. The foundation had been put in place shortly after architect Roland Hunt had made the plans several months previously. A replica of the building was constructed at Linden Pointe when the intersection was removed a few years ago.
February 15, 1914
Early this morning, scenic artist James Pierpont, 62, died at his home, 3917 Catherine Avenue. His injuries occurred on January 17, after a disagreement with a street car conductor who complained that Pierpont had boarded on the front of the car from the wrong side of the street. It was said that the motorman of the street car hit him in the head three times.
February 21, 1914
At the Dealers' Annual Auto Show at Music Hall, which started its week-long event today, was a Norwood exhibitor—Norwood Motor Car Company. The business manufactured electric and starting devices. It was headquartered at Madison Avenue, at what is now part of Surrey Square.
February 22, 1914
It was reported that several days ago, former Vice Mayor Charles Nead, had asked the Solicitor to determine whether it was legal for the architect of the new Sherman Avenue High School to put their name, Bausmith & Drainie, on the east side of the building. After Solicitor Headley declined to sue, Nead said he would try to compel the school board to charge an advertising fee.
February 24, 1914
Greater Cincinnati's weather forecaster and Norwood resident, Devereaux, reported that his government thermometer in South Norwood recorded 0o F this morning. Other parts of the Cincinnati area recorded tempertures below zero, including Norwood Heights, where 4 below was the temperature..
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