A "Christmas tree" in the oldest commercial building in the state of Ohio. The ghost of Christmas Past. Or perhaps the distinction is that the Old Worthington building is the oldest commercial building in Ohio in continual use... something like that.
An artificial Christmas tree in the abandoned upstairs of this Old Worthington commercial building is all alone.
Real Living HER (formerly known as Real Living HER ) is moving into the building at 681 High Street in about a week. I got an opportunity to see the building on Sunday. You would think I'd be sharing a photo of the reception area with it's old fireplace and hardwood floor. Or the pretty new work areas... or the very attractive new stairway to the second floor. No... the second floor which is not part of our office is what interested me.
We went up to explore... The second floor has lots of interesting features... old, old wallpaper, wavy floors. Dusty wavy floors, see all the foot prints? The second floor has signs of old gas lighting. There is a bathroom that was added at some point. There are bricked up fireplaces and bricked up windows.
The building was a home, an inn, a newspaper office, s surveyors office, a funeral home. The Kilbourne Commercial Building was shops, most recently 'The Curio Cabinet ' or 'The Curio Cabinet and Christmas Village' which used the 679 High Street address, the south end of the building.
This tree does not look like what I remember Christmas Village in Old Worthington looking like.
The second floor has no air conditioning. I am not sure the second floor of the Kilbourne Commercial Building is heated.
The second floor is mostly empty. There is a little silver Christmas tree with red ribbons on it in one room on the second floor. The ghost of Christmas Past?