Worthington Ohio real estate


Did Worthington's ghost "Irwin" run a business out of town?

Did Worthington's ghost Irwin run a Fine Lines stationary store out of town?


High St. Store Worthington Ohio

I just noticed the Fine Lines store at 657 High St. in Worthington is gone.  The sign in the window tells you they've moved to Uptown Westerville and joined forces with another similar store.  Recession?  Perhaps it was Irwin.  Do you know the story of the haunting of the stationery store?

The story goes the building on High Street just north of the Worthington Inn was built in 1890 as a general store.

The Worthington Public Library site says:

" At the time the store was in business there was a customer named Irwin who was very unhappy with the seed that he bought for his garden. He claimed that the seed did not grow. Irwin became angry and began to rap on the store's back door very, very hard.

Laurel Tacoma, Library Associate at Worthington Libraries, tells the story of Irwin's past and the mysterious knocking that employees at Fine Lines heard coming from the store's back room

Watch the video about Worthington's ghost "Irwin"



Last year  on Worthington Old and News:  Worthington Ghost Story the tale of rap, rap, rap...  There is a photo of Irwin hanging out near the back door.


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Comment balloon 4 commentsMaureen McCabe • October 12 2010 08:02PM


Hi Maureen~

Loved the video...now I have to go find the old photo of our great-grandfather who was the postmaster in North Branch, MI...to see if there is a ghost in that photo =)

Posted by ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com ( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK ) almost 10 years ago
Hi Maureen - Very cute! You never know what Librarians will come up with!
Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

Maureen great story reminds me when I was a kid and we used to go to summer camp and sat around the fire roasting marshmallows and the camp's adults telling ghost stories:))

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 10 years ago

Worthington embraces ghosts.   Creative librarians?  Well preserved history?  Old homes that could be haunted?  

In 2006 or 2007 ???   there was a sad turn of events for some teenagers "ghosting" just before the start of school.  One girl was shot.  The man who shot her is in prison.  The house the girls thought was haunted was built in the 1940s or 1950s...  but it is near the cemetary. 

It was 2006 Worthington Ohio haunted house

I would think something from the 1850s or before would stand a better chance of being haunted.  Worthington was settled in the 1803.

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