Woodland Park, Columbus, Ohio

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Woodland Park is a neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio bordered by Maryland Avenue to the north, Nelson Road to the east, E. Broad Street to the south, and Taylor Avenue to the west.

The earliest houses in the subdivision were built around 1900 with most filling in the area between then and 1920. A large advertisement with a hand drawn map appeared in the Sunday, June 26, 1904, Columbus Dispatch newspaper touting the benefits of the Woodland Park Addition. It says, "We give you paved streets, cement sidewalks, water, gas, sewerage, electric lights, plenty of fine forest trees and one of the best school districts in the city. Woodland Park Addition has the advantage of three electric car lines by which you can reach High Street in fifteen minutes."

Residents have formed the Woodland Park Neighborhood Association. Their website says, "Woodland Park was established at the turn of the twentieth century as one of the Columbus’ first planned, upscale suburban neighborhoods. Woodland Park was referred to as the 'North Gateway to Franklin Park' and rapidly became home to many of the founding families of Columbus as well as entrepreneurs, business owners, industrialists, educators and artists. Numerous prominent citizens of Columbus, including nationally renowned artist Emerson Burkhart have called Woodland Park home.

The neighborhood is home to an eclectic mixture of exquisite architecture including Colonial, Federal, Arts and Crafts, Victorian, Tudor, Mission, Dutch Colonial, Colonial Revival, Greek Revival, Georgian Colonial, French Eclectic, American Foursquare and Cape Cod. The neighborhood is composed of homes, town-homes and apartments ranging in size from massive mansions to bungalows and from penthouses to studio apartments. This diverse mixture of homes makes Woodland Park a comfortable, affordable and attractive neighborhood to live in."[citation needed]


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