The Upper Arlington Historic District

The Upper Arlington Historic District (HM8FL)

Location: Upper Arlington, OH 43212 Franklin County
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N 39° 59.712', W 83° 3.649'

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The Upper Arlington Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, is an important example of the "Garden City" model of early 20th century suburban development. Based on English precedents, the "Garden City" movement promoted the ideals of rustic beauty, health and comfort in an era when urban areas were becoming increasingly industrialized and congested. Local entrepreneurs King and Ben Thompson purchased 840 acres of farmland northwest of Columbus from James T. Miller for the creation of their "Country Club District" in 1913. The Upper Arlington Company, incorporated in 1917, built its field office in the building now used as Miller Park Library. Noted landscape architect William Pitkin, Jr. designed the curvilinear streets, spacious lots with generous setbacks, and permanent open spaces that characterize the district. Residential, civic, and commercial designs in the romantic Period Revival architectural styles popular between 1915 and 1940 contribute to the charm and character of the area known as Old Arlington.
HM NumberHM8FL
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number56-25
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Upper Arlington Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 324070 N 4429258
Decimal Degrees39.99520000, -83.06081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.712', W 83° 3.649'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 42.72" N, 83° 3' 38.94" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1935 Tremont Rd, Upper Arlington OH 43212, US
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