Flint was a little "village" north of the little village called Worthington.
The 'Top of the Flint' (the Pub... upstairs?) at 225 Park Rd. Columbus Ohio 43235 is a place of legend...
The Flint Carryout is there just west of the railroad track. I never really thought of Flint having been a train station, or pondered why it says FLINT on the front of the building. Or a post office but I am sure it was. Most of the land around it would have been farm land before much of the land in the Far North Columbus area (outside 270) was annexed to the City of Columbus.
Train Station Building?
The building that houses the Flint Carryout does not have that old fashioned train station look. It is a big two story brick building.
The ForgottenOH.com entry on Flint has it's own pictures of the building at 225 Park Road Columbus, OH 43235 and says:
"One of the old train station buildings, pictured above, still stands alongside the tracks. It's the most identifiable remaining piece of Flint for the simple reason that the name of the town is written across it. As you can see, it's spelled out in white block letters in the bricks of the street-facing wall."
but then ForgottenOH.com says:
"According to an e-mail I got, this building dates back only to the 1960s, and was at one time home to a store called Crowner's."
Forgotten.com is NOT a blog, can't leave comments, that is why someone emailed the writer.
Wrong.. not the part about Crowners, I had never heard of Crowners... so I can not contest that but the part about the Flint building dating back to only the 1960s. I had to look that up. According to the Franklin County Auditor the building was built in 1890 and remodeled in 1945.
The Crowners owned the building from 1920 into the 1970s according to the Franklin County Auditors records.
The building at 225 Park Road Columbus, OH 43235, just east of Flint Road never looked like a 1960's building to me. I first saw the Flint Carryout back in 1989, if it was the Flint Carryout then... I remember distinctly being lost in the area and trying to find my way back to Worthington. The brick building looked like an old building then. Older than 30 years old.
Or is ForgottenOH.com saying the old building has only been the Flint Carryout since the 1960's? That I'll buy... but that would be amazing.
Or the Pub upstairs is from 1960?
Even more amazing I have never been inside. Well to me anyway... I don't expect you to be amazed by that... this is not about me.
I did not go in today.
Worthington Historical Society
The Worthington Historical Society has some information about the Flint area. Flint is an interesting area. A couple of the houses on Flint Road have interesting backgrounds.
Much of the surrounding area has been annexed into the City of Columbus today. The Village at Worthington subdivision is in the City of Columbus, as is Christopher Woods. The Sanctuary which you enter from Route 23 but backs up to the ravines west of Flint Road is in the City of Columbus. There's still some unincorporated (Sharon Township) there too. The Flint Ridge Terrace neighborhood is in Sharon Township. The whole lot is in the Worthington City School District.
P.S. I found the old Flint train station. Right under my nose. The Worthington Memory site is full of answers. It says the building pictured here is even older than 1890. I wonder if the original building was razed and this "modern" building replaced it in 1890.
Flint - the Worthington area today
184 Cameron Ridge Dr. Columbus OH 43235 - Village of Forest Ridge Condo open Sunday, December 20, 2009
Village at Worthington a City of Columbus neighborhood Worthington Schools
Columbus OH 43235 the Flint area is part of the 43235 ZIP code today. The very eastern edge of the ZIP code north of 270.
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