The Kroger in Worthington

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Uptown Worthington 1939 dok1 - Don O'Brien

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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Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Maureen... what a wonderful old photo!  Having lived in the Worthington area for 4 years in the late 80's-early 90's I enjoy your posts about the area a great deal!

Apr 27, 2009 05:41 AM #1
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Thanks .... Jeff Turner lived in Worthington... I can't remember when but it was before I moved to Central Ohio.  I love history and Worthington is full of it.

Apr 27, 2009 05:55 AM #2
Zane Coffin
Century-21 Homestar - Geneva, OH
(Geneva Ohio Real Estate Agent)

Maureen...great post on some of the history of Worthington and very cool old photo...peace zane

Apr 28, 2009 12:17 PM #3
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Zane Thanks Don O'Brien has some great Flickr photos. Many are ahared with a Creative Commons license, some aren't. 

Apr 28, 2009 10:06 PM #4
william E. Medick, sr.

hello maureen.  As you can see, i am a medick.  My grandparents migrated from bavaria 1880.  Most of us live in jefferson, wisc. area   and the state of Oregon.  I was very surprised to see that Medick estates is real.  I wonder if there is a connection.

Aug 15, 2012 11:38 AM #5
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Hey William sorry for the delayed response,  I am off to see if you commented on one of the posts about the Medick family / Medick estate as well!  I never got a notice of your comment here I should have got an email for # 5 through #7 here...  

It's a small world I  am from Waukesha, Wisconsin.  I  have been through Jefferson a number of times I believe.  I think the Badger Bus stopped in Jefferson on it's way from Madison to Waukesha. Or perhaps I remember going through Jefferson when I lived in Rockford, Illinois.  I know where Jefferson is. I think.

I can not really remember all of the Medick's history anymore Worthington is an excellent community if you want to try to learn more about the Worthington (or really Sharon Township, Franklin County, Ohio at the  time Medick Estates was developed)  Medick family.  Between the historical society, the library and Worthington Memory there is information about families dating back to 1803.

Off to see if I can find you on a post about Medick Estates. 

I am going to report the spam in 5, 6, 7 and 8 and close comments here.  I gotta. 


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