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Seduction in Clintonville: Graceland History
Seduction in Clintonville or a bit  of Graceland history  -   In my weekly installment about how Graceland Shopping Center got it's name... actually it has been weeks.  I drove by the NEW business on High Street in the south end of Clintonville and it made me think about Graceland and how The Other Paper tells the story.  Seduction....
Here is how The Other Paper tells the story of Graceland on Columbus northside, below.... The seduction today is at Target, health club, shops and restaurants in Graceland Shopping Center in north Columbus.  Clintonville?   Clintonville or perhaps the neighborhood is  Sharon Heights, part of the Clintonville area! Clintonville does not have fixed borders, where Clintonville starts and ends is subjective.
Where Graceland is today was farmland in Sharon Township in the 30s, 40s and 1950s.....
  The land was developed into a shopping center in the 1950s.
Without further ado.... The Other Paper says:
"In the 1930s, the Graceland Shopping Center-where Clintonville-ites now work out, bank and are seduced by the latest Target fashions-once was a horse farm belonging to Patrick Murnam, a gambling man whose mistress, Grace Backenstoe, operated a famous brothel Downtown, according to local historians. Police shut ... more

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