This is an old photo taken by Don O'Brien who posts photos on Flickr as dok1 . Please visit his Flickr photo stream to walk the Worthington Streets in a series of photos he took in the 1930's and 1940's, growing up in Worthington. This photo is used with his permission.
In the comments on Flickr on O'Brien's photo titled "Uptown Worthington, Ohio 1939" someone asks where was the Kroger store? Does anyone know? O'Brien says there was an A&P in Worthington too. To me and my magnifying glass it looks like the A&P was two doors down. Or am I imagining it says "Atlantic & " above the semi truck in the photo?
Today's Worthington Kroger is all the way up in Worthington Square... just south of 270. The corner of W. Wilson Bridge and High St. would have been way out in the "boondocks" when Don O'Brien grew up in Worthington. On another photo on Flickr O'Brien mentions Worthington ended at North Street (the original northern boundary of the Village of Worthington) and shows a photo of the countryside north of Worthington, including in the photo the Methodist Children's Home.
When I moved to Central Ohio there was the IGA on the south east corner of High St. and North St. in Worthington. That store became the Super Dooper in the early 1990's, walkable from lots of Worthington neighborhoods. The Super Dooper was razed and is now the site of the CVS Drugstore that opened in 2008. Wouldn't a grocery store walkable from neighborhoods like Old Worthington, Wilson Hill and Kilbourne Village be wonderful?
More about Worthington old and new....
Old Worthington, really - about another of O'Brien's historic photos
Foreclosure in Worthington Brings Hope - Worthington Square where the Worthignton Kroger store is today
Salvation Army Columbus - Worthington Square Kroger
What's New in Old Worthington - The new building (2008) on the corner of High St. and North St.
Compliments of Maureen McCabe Real Living HER Worthington.
Photo Credit Some of Don O'Brien's submissions on Flickr are licensed with a Creative Commons license which allows use as long as you attribute the photos. NOT all of dok1, Don O'Brien's photos allow this use, this photo is used with permission. Thank you Don O'Brien!
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