I am reading a book...
I am reading a real honest to goodness print on paper book. I used to be a big book reader but I have not really read books in years. The title of the book , 'Worthington Neighborhoods' gives away that it is not a novel. The slim paperback was written by Jennie McCormick.
I bought the book at the Old Rectory, the historic property at 50 W. New England Avenue, the corner of New England and Oxford, The Doll Museum.
Some of what I have read so far is nothing new to me. Some I knew from hearing stories about Worthington. Other tidbits I've gleaned from reading about Worthington history online. Much of the information from the Worthington Historical Society, The Worthington Memory Project and the Worthington.org website. The name McCormick figures prominantly on the book titles on the Research Material's page on the Worthington.org site. There is plenty of suggested reading about the history of Worthington there. Lots of Worthington history is recounted in books written by Robert McCormick, Virginia E. McCormick and Jennie McCormick.
The book 'Worthington Neighborhoods' was published by the Worthington Historical Society.
My challenge may be not letting the whole site "Worthington Old and News" turn into a book review... of McCormick's history of Worthington neighborhoods.
The book tells the stories of 23 neighborhoods, but according to the back cover Worthington is a city of almost 100 neighborhoods. Two of the 23 neighborhoods are NOT in the city of Worthington, in the Foreword of 'Worthington Neighborhoods' the author writes:
" A major decision involved the simple issue of defining "Worthington." For the Scioto Company pioneers, "Worthington" encompassed the entire western hafl of Sharon Township - in New England style "inlots" and "outlots" extending from the current Morse Road to the Delaware County line. Much of this is now incorporated into the city of Columbus."
McCormick's Foreword written in 2006 goes on to describe how the arbitrary decision was made to include a couple of neighborhoods which are not in the City of Worthington in 'Worthington Neighborhoods.' Or I believe it is two neighborhoods of the 23 that are NOT in the Worthington Corporation. I may be wrong. I'll have to read the book and see.
More about Worthington and the Worthington area:
A New England Village in Ohio the second photo is the front of the Old Rectory... white picket fence.
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