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    gardocki.1
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    My Ohio State University class is doing a Neighborhood Plan on the Fifth by Northwest neighborhood located North of Grandview Heights. I’m looking for locals to comment on their experiences and wishes for the neighborhood. Any local history would be appreciated as well since the area is under the City of Columbus there is not a lot of history recorded.

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    mrpoppinzs
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    gardocki.1 said:
    My Ohio State University class is doing a Neighborhood Plan on the Fifth by Northwest neighborhood located North of Grandview Heights. I’m looking for locals to comment on their experiences and wishes for the neighborhood. Any local history would be appreciated as well since the area is under the City of Columbus there is not a lot of history recorded.

    It has other names including the Tri-Village. There is a lot of recorded history available if you search. You should also look under Sellsville (it is depicted in the mural in the main library).

    http://www.insidetheouterbelt.com/2012/05/sellsville.html

    5XNW trivia #102: The area where McDonald’s is now, was a drive in theater up into the later ’70s.

    I do not live there but did some research while looking into investment property.

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    Alex Silbajoris
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    #512511

    JackieC
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    The Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society might help.

    http://www.ghmchs.org/main.html

    I know Chipotle used to be a large movie theater with a classic/epic marquee, I once found a picture somewhere on the interwebs but I can no longer find it and since that is literally on the corner of 5th x Northwest it probably would have been better than the link I provided.

    Go to breakfast at Paul’s on 5th between 8am and 10am, sit at the counter and just start asking the regulars questions. I learned the bulk of the unwritten history of the area I know from my breakfasts there.

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    mrpoppinzs
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    ^ I have a soft spot for old movie theaters and drive ins. Before televisions these theaters were ubiquitous. Another theater, the Arlington at 1800 W 5th Ave, operated until 1990.

    The Boulevard Theatre opened in 1941. The facade had deep sweeping curves, covered in terra cotta tiles. There was huge vertical tower feature upon which was mounted the theatre name.

    Re-named College Cinema in 1967, it was closed in 1977.

    A Taco Bell restaurant is now located at this address.

    http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/33675

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/17678845/Columbus-movie-theatres

    http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/19340.html


    circa 1941

    #512513

    gardocki.1
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    Excellent thanks so much everyone, this helps out a lot in my research. I also note that the area is heavily populated with Italian immigrants.

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    derm
    derm
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    Yes, alot were stonemasons and lived in the tri village area

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    Alex Silbajoris
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    Also San Margarita along Trabue, there are still some grapevines.

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    ricospaz
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    The old Sells circus used to winter near there, where the Kroger on NW blvd I believe.

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