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The Mystery of the Missing Cornerstone - Worthington area history

Flint School Cornerstone photo is  March 2010

The Mystery of the Missing Cornerstone

The cornerstone of the Flint School disappeared in March 2011 according to the  Worthington Suburban News, (SNP.)

In "Flint School now just a memory" Bret Liebendorfer of ColumbusLocalNews.com (Suburban Newspapers online) wrote: 

"A memorial was to include the well-known pillars, but they were pushed over by vandals; similarly, the school's 800-pound cornerstone also was to be included, but it was stolen."

800 pounds? 

Worthington area history

The village of Flint was down the road from the village of Worthington, Worthington was itty bitty until the 1950s.  Northern Franklin County was rural.

There is a great photo of the pillars standing in front of the rubble after the Columbus Parks and Recreations crew demolished the old school building on the corner of Flint Road and Park Road in Far North Columbus in the SNP Online story of the old building being torn down.  The article also lends some history I can never remember.  The village of Flint area became part of the Worthington City School District in 1949.  The school was abandoned in 1963.

"According to worthingtonmemories.com and research by Worthington Libraries librarian Meredith Southard, the three-room building was constructed in 1927 after residents of the district voted 113-81 in favor of a bond issue that paid Clara and Ellis Gardner $1,839 for the 3.5-acre site and $30,528 for construction."

There was a time capsule found in the demolition of Flint School according to Liebendorfer.  A Bell Jar with coins and a note.  The note was illegible.

Does that corner stone say 1927?  It looks like it says 1926 to me.   I took this photo in March 2010.

Worthington area history

Slate Hill School 

Flint, Ohio September 1921

Linworth - Another Central Ohio Village, Linworth was annexed to the city of Worthington.

 

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