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Cincinnati, Ohio 45230

Thank you to the Norwood Chamber of Commerce for the Norwood Day Parade. Over 90 organizations participated on a beautiful summer day in Norwood. The theme was "Norwood's Gateway: At the Lateral.". The Grand Marshall was Paycor CEO Bob Coughlin.
 July 23, 2014

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The Our July 12th meeting of the Society was at 2 p.m. at the McCullough House.

Check out the Subdivision Page as it is continually updated.
Next business meeting - August 9, 2014


July 6, 1914
The City Council passed and ordinance regulating the use of buildings. The reason was that several strangers were sleeping in stables and sheds. It made it a misdemeanor for any person to dwell or sleep in a structure any part of which was used for domestic animals. Two days later, Thomas T. Justis filed a suit, claiming that it was against the state constitution and would be a waste of money to advertise it. On the 11th, Common Pleas Judge Cushing agreed. Justis’ lawyers said the way it was written, the ordinance would stop anyone from having a dog, cat or a canary in his home, but would not prevent any wild animal from being housed there.

July 16, 1914
Bids were requested for the rebuilding of the Norwood waterworks and light plant at Harris and Pine. The plans were developed by Architect G. W. Drach and Consulting Engineer Walter G. Franz. It was expected to cost about $62,000 for two boilers, an air compressor, two engines, two generators, switchboard and a water softening plant.

July 23, 1914
A. B. Ideson announced that he was to build a private dancing academy on Elsmere Avenue, between Cameron and Ashland Avenues. Weber, Werner & Adkins, who designed the Norwood City Hall, were the architects. Joseph Weber was to be the contractor.

July 24, 1914
A four-acre Beech Avenue property in East Norwood was sold by the Dana Manufacturing Company to the Dalton Adding Machine Company.

July 27, 1914
On July 27, 1914, Ohio Governor James M. Cox, spoke to the Democratic Club of Norwood at the Norwood Theater. It was reported at the time that the parade before the meeting was one of the largest ever given in Norwood. The Governor visited the Norwood facilities of the U. S. Printing Company, the U. S. Playing Card Company and the Globe-Wernicke Company. The party went to the Jefferson Avenue home of the previous mayor, William F. Fridman, for dinner.

July 31, 1914
By the end of the month, all the equipment of the Dalton Adding Machine Company had been transferred from Poplar Bluff, Missouri, to the Beech Avenue factory. The manufacturing of the adding machines was expected to begin shortly.

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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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