Historic Linwood and Historic Boogerville
The area between 10th Avenue on the west, Linwood Boulevard on the north, 13th Avenue on the east, and 13th Street on the south had two separate identities, both representative of Columbus history. In the antebellum period, early suburban residents built large estates just beyond the city overlooking the unoccupied East Commons. One Greek revival home, Victorian houses and Craftsman bungalows still survive on streets in the northern portion. In the southern portion, by the early 1900s, shotgun structures housed over a hundred white families who worked in adjacent textile mills, lumberyards, and railroad shops. They called their neighborhood Boogerville. It originally extended southward to the area around Bradley Manufacturing at the corner of Wynnton Road and 10th Avenue. The Linwood (later Edwina Wood) School and the Linwood (now Tillis) playground were sites that fostered a sense of community within Boogerville. The park and the Stewart Community Home (at the old school site) continue to be important institutions amidst the area’s businesses and light industrial operations. Today, former residents come together at annual Boogerville Reunions.