I wanted to end the week on an upbeat note, after all those pictures of vacant lots and stories of fire and eminent domain. As I mentioned at the beginning of the week, the particular spot used to be vacant, at least when I first moved into the area. I heard around and about that they couldn’t build on the space due to chemical contamination, but it seems that got worked out.
For the longest time, I thought this was where the GM plant used to be, but I was wrong. This was where the Globe-Wernicke and the American Laundry buildings were.
Globe-Wernicke built stacking barrister bookcases. These are often up for sale on eBay and other auction sites. I think I’ll get one and put it next to my Rookwood fireplace. American Laundry has been restored and is currently looking for tenants. Construction is in progress on several other buildings as well.
Along with buildings that house Brown-Macke, Huntington Bank and Papa John’s, there this building. It’s a replica, of sorts, of the wedge shaped Arnold building that was at the intersection of Montgomery and Carthage. The circle element and the Arnold pediment are from the original building. It looks a little strange right here, but they seem to have a plan for an entire complex of buildings.
Here’s the happiest note of the week though. This is also the location of the Norwood Community Garden. The developer has donated the land for the project. Several plots are for the Norwood Service League, others for residents. Interested in a plot? Contact the Norwood Service League.
If you want to read more about community gardens, you can visit here.
If you’re just now tuning in, here’s the rest of this series:
I hope you enjoyed reading about tragedy and triumph and vacancy in Norwood. Let me know what you think in the comments!