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'Worthington Neighborhoods'

The Old Rectory SignI 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:

Worthington Neighborhoods - the Crossword puzzle

The Kroger in Worthington

A New England Village in Ohio the second photo is the front of the Old Rectory... white picket fence.

 

Maureen McCabe

 

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Comment balloon 3 commentsMaureen McCabe • September 12 2009 07:19AM

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I was a voracious reader of actual paper books with covers and everything for many many years but in the past few, simply have not had the time...but oh yeah....in a few minutes even this morning I am going to go and curl up and read a few chapters of a book that I started a few weeks ago.

Posted by Edward Bachman, Your Kingwood TX Realtor (EXIT REALTY SOLUTIONS) about 10 years ago

;-)

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) about 10 years ago

I enjoyed the photos and the crossword puzzle.  What fun that is for the area! 

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) about 10 years ago

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