Bike Ride – September 27, 2014

Spectacular autumn day in Columbus, Ohio.  I wasn’t able to ride last Saturday because I sprained my ankle the Friday before in the woods behind my house.  Oops.

I started at Whetstone Park & went south on the Olentangy bike trail until I got to Ohio Stadium about seven and a half hours before the game so the traffic and crowds weren’t bad yet.

The Bearcats had arrived.


Lincoln Tower in the background Morrill Tower in the foreground.

Lincoln & Morrill Towers

Further south, this building is the south campus chiller plant.

South Campus Chiller Plant

I followed Cannon Ave. until it dead ended at King Avenue then cut through the Battelle complex.  I didn’t have any destination in mind so I just wandered around.  I went west and got on Sixth Avenue in the Dennison neighborhood.  It’s a nice quiet neighborhood with big old houses, similar to Victorian Village.


When I got to Pennsylvania Avenue I headed south.

Pennsylvania Ave.

At some point I think I crossed into the Harrison West neighborhood.  Came upon this place at the corner of Pennsylvania & 3rd called Katalina.  I had never heard of it but there was a line to get in so I’m guessing the food is good.


Came across First Avenue School at 1st & Harrison built in 1874.

First Avenue School

More First Avenue.

First Avenue

This alley looked interesting so I went south.  It turned out to be Delaware Avenue.

Delaware Avenue

Further south, almost to Goodale Blvd., I came across this construction project.  I think it is part of Thurber Village.

Thurber Village Construction

I didn’t want to go against the traffic on Goodale Blvd. so I backtracked and headed towards High Street on Buttles.

Across the street from Goodale Park were all these incredible old houses.  All the times I’ve been in Goodale Park I can’t believe I never noticed these houses before.

Buttles Avenue

Buttles Avenue

This one looks newer but it’s just as grand.  This is about a block from High Street.

Buttles Avenue

Goodale Park, across the street.

Goodale Park

Almost to High Street.

Buttles Avenue

I mentioned these two buildings under construction in the Short North in my April 12, 2014 post.  Here’s the progress.

Short North

Short North

This is looking down from High Street to the place I was two weeks ago.

Two weeks ago when I was looking up from down there at the Nationwide building I noticed a building I had never noticed before.  This is the building.  Turns out it is another building used by Nationwide.

New Nationwide Building

I was looking in the windows of this neat but run down old building at 51 North High Street.  It is being gutted on the inside.

51 North High Street

It is apparently being restored and converted to condos.  That will be a nice improvement to the area.

This is the back of the building from W. Gay Street.  I thought the alley looked interesting  so I headed that way.

Alley behind 51 N. High Street

Palace Theater & LeVeque Lincoln Tower at the end of the alley.  I’ve previously posted pictures of the tower here (background center), here and here.

LeVeque Tower

This is the Wyandotte Building across the street.  It was built in 1897-1898 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wyandotte Building

This construction project is underway at Main & High.  It’s going to be mixed use, office & condos.  Looks like it is going to be a great building – details.  It’s just south of the Columbus Commons.

250 South High Street

Eddie George’s Grill in the campus area. It always looks like this on game day.

Eddie George’s Grill

Back to Whetstone Park – 21 miles.

About Tracy M

I live in Lewis Center, Ohio & recently retired from JP Morgan Chase. I enjoy many outdoor activities and do a lot of biking. If anyone would like to join me for a ride just let me know.
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6 Responses to Bike Ride – September 27, 2014

  1. Carol says:

    I love some of those old houses.

  2. Jon Baxter says:

    Do you think it’s possible you have “done” Columbus sufficiently? You’ve shown the neat old buildings, and OSU shots would just show a lot of dudes in red. How about putting the bike in the car and going to ….? Jon

    • Tracy M says:

      We have gone on some trails in the country and will again. I like riding in the city because it’s more interesting. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to drive three house for a three hour ride.

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