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Some snapshots of the tour of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (formerly Mt. St. Mary's Seminary)
September 13, 2014

Monthly meeting at McCullough House, Lindner Park, on Saturday, November 8, at 2 pm.
We had a full house of former St. Elizabeth students and faculty at the open house on October 11. Thank you to all who brought photos to be scanned or donated photos and documents.

For St . Elizabeth alumni, keep to ball rolling at St. Elizabeth facebook page, setup and maintained by St. Elizabeth alumni Marci Metzner.
 October 25, 2014

Want to know what has been added to this web site?
Check out the Subdivision Page as it is continually updated.
Next business meeting - November 8, 2014


October 10, 1914
Albert J. Bolten lost his saloon at 4902 Montgomery Road. He assigned the deed to Attorney E. A. Tepe on this day. His assets were estimated at $1,500 and liabilities at $3,000.

October 12, 1914
The Cincinnati Traction Company started the Norwood-Gilbert streetcar line, a new rush-hour route that ran over the Gilbert Avenue line south of Peebles Corner and on the Norwood line north.

October 17, 1914
A cellar fire at 3744 Elsmere Avenue early this morning brought out fire companies 1 and 2. The fire was put out with small damage. It was caused by spontaneous combustion near a coal bin.

October 18, 1914
An Oakley woman received a letter from her husband who was traveling in Germany. He and his friends decided to stay in Europe until the war was over. They were afraid their ship might run into a mine in the English Channel. One of the friends was Charles L. Miller of Norwood.

October 20, 1914
Today, Hamilton County Coroner Foertmeyer declared the death of 75-year-old Norwood carpenter Charles Feagan a murder. Feagan had been found dead in the basement of the temporary courthouse at Broadway and Pioneer Street on July 9.

October 21, 1914
Warren G. Harding (before he was President), Nicholas Longworth and others spoke at a Republican meeting at the Norwood Theater.

October 22, 1914
An auction of 29-1/4 acres subdivided into 194 lots at Quatman Avenue was up for auction this Thursday. The entire tract was to be sold as a unit. It was advertised that the appraised value was $22,500, but can be sold for $15,000.

October 27, 1914
The Hamilton County Liquor Licensing Board rejected the renewal of five saloons in the county, one of them being August Buddelmeier's at 1766 Mills Avenue, Norwood. It was stated that Norwood had 15 fewer saloons than it's quota allowed.

October 28, 1914
A week after the Republican meeting at the Norwood Theater, the Democrats convened there with several speakers, including Governor James M. Cox.

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"THE PIKE" in 1896
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NORWOOD book - 1894

The Norwood Historical Society was established on May 2, 1978 to promote the study and preservation of the history of Norwood, Ohio.
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The current mission statement is to collect, preserve, exhibit, interpret, publish and educate about the history of Norwood, Ohio.
This web site is part of that effort.

According to the United States Geological Survey, Norwood has the following geographical location: Latitude 39.1556149, Longitude -84.4596641.

The sections on this site are:

  • HOME - go to top of this page
  • SOCIETY - information directly related to the Norwood Historical Society, e.g., Society events and news, an event calendar and a link to Curators' Corner and Society Archives, both devoted to the Society's collections
  • PEOPLE - short bios and facts of some of Norwood's people referenced on this site and links to other Norwood people pages
  • COMPANIES - lists and histories of some of the many companies (and churches, clubs and other organizations) that have made Norwood their home
  • BUILDINGS — photographs and descriptions of some of Norwood's historic buildings and links to pages about other Norwood buildings, including homes
  • STREETS - a list and history of Norwood's streets
  • TRANSPORTATION - information on the omnibuses, street cars, buses, railroads, etc. that are a part of Norwood's history and development
  • BOOKS - The complete text of the 1894 book "Norwood, Her Homes and Her People", the 1896 Norwood Directory, excerpts from other books and a list of resource documents.
  • CLIPPINGS - "clippings," related to Norwood, from newspapers, books and other documents.
  • DATES - historical dates
  • GOVERNMENT - historic facts about Norwood's government
  • SCHOOLS - links and information about the history of Norwood schools
  • ODDS & ENDS - miscellaneous information about Norwood — mainly links to various Norwood related pages on and off this site

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