Monday, August 18, 2008

Norwood photos

On August 8, I was treated to a tour of the Gem of the Highlands, Norwood, Ohio.

Susan Knox of the Citizens for a Better Norwood blog was kind enough to put the afternoon together for us.

Steve Thornbury, Norwood City Councilmember representing the 2nd Ward, provided the transportation (and lunch!) and Rodney Rogers, recently elected president of the Norwood Historical Society, was able to fill us all in on the city's fascinating history.

The mostly driving tour focused on some of the City's industrial areas around the railroad tracks and Duck Creek, its many residential neighborhoods, its office buildings, its churches and schools, and its numerous parks.

Per my request, we avoided Rookwood Commons.

Following the tour, I walked some of the 14-acre grounds of Lindner Park and the McCullough Estate Nature Preserve on Cypress Way, one of the City's most beautiful - and unknown - assets.

I have always been a fan of Norwood, and this tour didn't disappoint.

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This slideshow contains 61 photos. These have been added to the Norwood gallery, which now contains 122 photos.

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