The fiery end of a historic Worthington home in 1979 was planned and controlled demolition to make way for progress on W. Wilson Bridge Road.
Don O'Brien shared a photo on Flickr he titled "End of an Historic Home." The W. Wilson Bridge home he has a photo is NOT the home his parents built on W.Wilson Bridge Road.
Mr. O'Brien says "I used my ________ in 1979 to take the photo," naming the film and camera used to capture the photo of the home being used in a fire exercise as part of the demoltion to make way for offices. Mr. O'Brien was an adult and a professional photographer by the time this photo was taken but his (Dok1) Flickr photostream is a wealth of photos of Worthington and Sharon Township in the 1930's and 1940's.
This old house on W. Wilson Bridge road was burned to make way for a modern office building, over 30 years ago. The brick home he grew up in on W. Wilson Bridge Road was demolished for an office too.
A historic Worthington home
Mr. O'Brien's description on Flickr shares this history of the house, he wrote:
"As I recall, the original part of the house was of logs some of the additions were made using convict labor."
There are homes in Worthington that are built around or onto the original log homes.
In Mr. O'Brien's photo I see the front porch remaining in the fire. I wish I could see more of what the historic Worthington area home looked like. In other photos on Flickr Mr. O'Brien talks about other Worthington and Worthington area buildings that have disappeared over the years. Much of the Worthington history or at least the historical Worthington area photos on my Worthington site are Don O'Brien's photos.
Mr. O'Brien shared this photo, of fiery end of a Historic Worthington home with a Creative Commons license.