A Trip Around Columbus: Linden
The Linden area is a neighborhood on the Northeast side of Columbus, Ohio. In 1901, the Village of Linden Heights was an unincorporated part of Columbus, near Clinton Township. Harbor Road (Cleveland Avenue) was the main road through Linden. The Westerville Plank Road was a toll highway to Westerville that started in present day North Linden. When Linden Heights was annexed into Columbus, the area was developed and the community around it was formed. Linden was a prosperous area until the early 1960s, when Interstate 71 was constructed along the western side of the neighborhood, and families started moving out of Linden. The construction of the Northern Lights Shopping Center in 1954 and the construction of Northland Mall in 1964 were two negative blows to the mom-and-pop shops on Cleveland Avenue. Over the next couple of decades, families moved away from Linden to neighborhoods in the suburbs. In the 1980s and 1990s, the Cleveland Avenue corridor in South Linden was nothing little of a ghost town.
In the early 2000s, the corner of Cleveland and 11th Avenues was redeveloped into a gateway for the Linden area, as old, dilapidated buildings were torn down and replaced with a police substation, office and retail spaces, and the Linden Café.
SCHOOL DISTRICT: Columbus City Schools
SCHOOLS: Columbus Alternative High School (2632 McGuffey Rd.), Linden McKinley 7-12 STEM Academy (1320 Duxberry Ave.); Linden STEM Elementary (2626 Cleveland Ave.), South Mifflin K-6 STEM Academy (2355 Middlehurst Dr.), Como Elementary School (2989 Reis Ave.), North Linden Elementary School (1718 E. Cooke Rd.), Columbus Global Academy (former Lin-Moor Middle School) (2001 Hamilton Ave.), Hamilton STEM Academy (2047 Hamilton Ave.), and Adult Education Center (2323 Lexington Ave.)
BUS ACCESSIBLE: Yes (COTA – Line 1: Cleveland Avenue, Line 6: Mount Vernon Avenue, Line 8: Hamilton Avenue, Line 9: Leonard-Brentnell, Line 16: Long Street, Line 81: Hudson-Ohio, Line 83: Oakland Park/Weber, Line 87: Cassady Avenue, and Line 96: Fifth Avenue; Express Lines: Line 27 Brooksedge Express, Line 29 Polaris Express, Line 35 Tamarack Express, Line 37 Westerville Express, and Line 40 New Albany Business Park Express)
MAJOR STREETS: Cleveland Avenue, Hudson Street, Weber Road, Oakland Park Avenue, 17th Avenue, 11th Avenue, Joyce Avenue, Westerville Road, Ferris Road, and Cooke Road
LANDMARKS/PLACES OF INTEREST:
(NOTE: This includes the Near North Side neighborhoods of Shepard, American Addition, and Milo-Grogan, as well as the campus of Ohio Dominican University)
Columbus Crew Stadium: 1 Black & Gold Boulevard
Columbus Idea Foundry: 1158 Corrugated Way, Milo-Grogan (moving to Franklinton in 2015)
ECDI: 1655 Old Leonard Ave., Near North
Cooke Park & Feddersen Recreation Center: 3911 Dresden St.
Linden Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library: 2223 Cleveland Ave.
Linden Park & Recreation Center: 1254 Briarwood Ave.
Milo Park & Recreation Center: 862 E. 2nd Ave., Milo-Grogan
New Harvest Urban Arts Café: 1675 Arlington Ave.
Northern Lights Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library: 4093 Cleveland Avenue
Northern Lights Shopping Center: Cleveland Avenue, between Huy Road & Elmore Avenue
Ohio Dominican University: 1216 Sunbury Rd., Shepard
The Ohio Expo Center: 717 E. 17th Ave.
The Ohio Historical Center: 800 E. 17th Ave.
St. Stephen’s Community House: 1500 E. 17th Ave.
Shepard Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library: 790 N. Nelson Rd., Shepard
Third Hand Bike Co-Op: 979 E. 5th Ave., Milo-Grogan
Windsor Park & Recreation Center: 1250 Windsor Ave.
American Addition: http://www.facebook.com/AmericanAddition
American Addition, Stories of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJyP-mbqdcc
Columbus Crew: http://www.thecrew.com
Columbus Idea Foundry: http://www.columbusideafoundry.com
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority: http://www.cmhanet.com
Greater Linden Development Corporation: http://www.greaterlinden.org
Kenmore Park Civic Association: http://www.kenmorepark.com
Milo Arts: http://www.miloarts.com
New Harvest Urban Arts Café: http://www.newharvestuac.com
North Linden: http://www.northlinden.org
Ohio Dominican University: http://www.ohiodominican.edu
Ohio Exposition Center: http://www.ohioexpocenter.com
Ohio Historical Society: http://www.ohiohistory.org
Ohio State Fair: http://www.ohiostatefair.com
St. Stephen’s: http://www.saintstephensch.org
Third Hand Bicycle Co-Op: http://www.thirdhand.org