Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Westerville/Westerville Road

Westerville is one of the weathier, old surburbs on the northwest part of Franklin county at the Delaware county border. A lot of old money here, but the area grew a lot in the late 1990's and early 2000's. The central part of the city though is actually called 'uptown' rather than downtown, both reflecting geography and attitude. Otterbein college is near uptown Westerville, and I spent a lot of time here 10 years ago when I was dating my now first ex. I got a parking ticket for parking in a no parking zone in front of the Theta Nu sorority house, even though I parked there..a lot. All pics taken on a cool Monday night, 2/24..it was cool and starting to rain and foggy. Perfect neon weather if you ask me!

















Most of the pics were taken in Westerville, on the main drag of Westerville through uptown called "State Street" in this stretch. South of the I-270 interchange it is called Westerville Road but is not really in the city of westerville anymore, and the further south one travels, the 'seedier' it becomes. Westerville Road goes all the way down to Cleveland Avenue in the northern lights/ North Linden area, in the 'hood'. The second photo from the top in this series was from Jordan's diner, just north of Morse Rd. The "bar open" was next to an office for Titan insurance, which not so ironically maybe, offers SR-22 (special, expensive car insurance for drunk drivers!).

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