Medick Estates neighborhood
Maureen McCabe - I've never sold a home in Medick Estates IF I have ever even shown a home in Medick Estates it's been years. Medick Estates are Worthington's "mansions" when we moved to Columbus from Dayton we went looking for "mansions" in Upper Arlington but we could not find them. We did not know where to look in Upper Arlington or elsewhere in Columbus for mansions. People told us Upper Arlington was like Oakwood in the Dayton area. No one mentioned Marble Cliff, or east side mansiony Columbus areas. No one mentioned areas to gawk at older, interesting homes in Worthington.
I am sure I first saw Medick Estates on a REALTOR® tour. I know the 1950's ranch style homes mixed in among the "mansions" bothered me. That was long before I developed a love for the 1950's ranch style home.
I had a friend who lived in Medick Estates, a REALTOR® I worked with in the 1990's and I held her home open a couple of times for her when she was selling. Or trying to sell it... It was a ranch. It may have even been built in the 1960's it seemed real "Brady Bunch" to me. I had no appreciation. I went to an auction of a newer house in Medick Estates about four years ago, just to gawk.
Mostly I just saw Medick Estates homes on REALTOR tours.... no I just remembered showing one on Medick Way about 5 years ago and I remember showing a modest Medick Estates ranch to real live honest to goodness relocating clients in 1992... they built what at the time seemed like a McMansion in Lewis Center.
As the gates at Medick Estates say, the homes are more correctly described as "Private Estates" than mansions. The iron gates have evergreens and vines growing through them now.
I am reading the book 'Worthington Neighborhoods.' The slim paperback was written by Jennie McCormick. I bought the book at the Old Rectory, the historic property owned by the Worthington Historical Society at 50 W. New England Avenue, the corner of New England and Oxford, The Doll Museum.
Medick Estates - location
For anyone outside Worthington, Medick Estates is off Evening Street north of Dublin Granville Rd. backing up to Thomas Worthington High School and Evening Street Elementary School and playground.
Medick Way, Tucker Drive and Tucker Drive NW. Those are the streets in Medick Estates - map
Or is there also Master Drive? I see it on some maps and not others. Google maps can't find it for me. Private road? I vaguely remember something about this from long, long ago.
Medick Estates - history
Thanks to reading the book 'Worthington Neighborhoods' I know a little bit of history of Medick Estates.
Medick Estates was developed by Frank C. Medick. Originally Medick built his dream home in 1929 on farm land he bought at sheriff's auction but then in 1941 decided to subdivide his property and incorporate Medick Estates.
Medick's home named was Boulder Lodge for a big boulder that remains there . A twenty ton boulder according to the book Worthington Neighborhoods.
Boulder Lodge is located at 340 Tucker Drive.
The Medick Estates neighborhoods was annexed into the City of Worthington in the 1950s.
Oddly I don't believe I ever knew a bit of history about Medick Estates before reading McCormick's book, 'Worthington Neighborhoods.'
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