Ridgewood in the Country Club District

Ridgewood in the Country Club District (HM27MX)

Location: Springfield, OH 45504 Clark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.779', W 83° 48.51'

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The Ridgewood neighborhood, platted in 1914, was one of the first
fully planned and restricted suburbs in the United States. Its
innovative developer, Springfield native Harry s. Kissell, was among
a small group of nationally acclaimed real estate developers who, in
the early twentieth century, created the modern suburb as we know
it today. Their developments offered spacious lots in park-like
settings; curvilinear, paved roads; utilities, and sewers. They also
ushered in the practice of deed restrictions, which were both
protective and exclusionary. Harry Kissell went on to become
president of the National Association of Real Estate Boards in 1931.
During his tenure, he conceived the idea for the Federal Home Loan
Banking system, which, during the Great Depression, saved millions
of Americans from foreclosure and permanently opened up the
possibility of home ownership to the middle class.
HM NumberHM27MX
Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe Turner Foundation, The Ridgewood Centennial Committee, and The Ohio History Connection
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 260062 N 4425576
Decimal Degrees39.94631667, -83.80850000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.779', W 83° 48.51'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 46.74" N, 83° 48' 30.6" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-49 Ardmore Rd, Springfield OH 45504, US
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