THE 1900s

Carbide lights replaced gas street lamps.

Dublin's first high school basketball team.

A cyclone (tornado, but locals still refer to it as a cyclone) struck Dublin, damaging the Methodist Episcopal and Presbyterian churches, sparing the Christian Church. The three congregations merged into one. This congregation became and still is called the Dublin Community Congregational Church, on Bridge Street.

A new school building dedicated, the Washington Township School, for all 12 grades. This is the building on Bridge Street known as the 1919 building.

Dr. Harry Whitaker took up Dr. McKitrick's practice, became Mayor, and was instrumental in equipping and upgrading DublinÕs fire protection.

Electric streetlights replaced the carbide lights. Faye Eberly was the outgoing village lamplighter. Electric current was furnished by the Linworth Mutual Light and Power Company.

First high school girl's basketball team.

O'Shaugnessy Dam construction occurred during this period, part of a flood control project (with the Griggs Dam) for the Scioto River. Nearby, "The Hut" was established, a convenient restaurant for the construction crews. This establishment grew to be the Dam Site restaurant and eventually The Bogey Inn.

The water pump at the intersection of Dublin Road and Route 161 was removed after a car collided with the protective wall surrounding it and the village was faced with a lawsuit. The pump was located in the middle of the intersection and this was one of several sites where residents came to get fresh water before running water was available in their homes.

The first traffic light was installed at the Bridge Street and High Street intersection.

The Columbus Zoo opened.

Ben Black was Mayor.

The Wyandot Inn opened near the Columbus Zoo.

Harry Whitaker was Mayor (until 1944).

Dublin storeowners showed movies on High Street on Saturday nights, projecting them on the side of a building when weather permitted.

The Dublin Nite Club and Restaurant (originally named the Bar-B-Que) opened at the corner of Route 33 and 161 (current location of Wendy's Restaurant, east side of Scioto River); owned by Ben Delewese.

Dr. Henry Karrer begins 32-year medical practice in Dublin.

The concrete and stone arch bridge was built over the Scioto River at Dublin.

Washington and Perry Township Fire Department organized, forming Dublin Volunteer Fire Department. The Reo Seagrave fire truck, built in Columbus, was the first piece of fire equipment bought by the new Fire Department.

Krumm house was built; today (as of 2004) the home of the Dublin Arts Council. Charles Krumm was a Columbus attorney. In 1947, this became the home of the Gelpi family, owners of Swan Cleaners.

The new firehouse was built; the first in Dublin built specifically for that use. This is the Bridge Street firehouse.

During WWII when gas was one of many items being rationed, the part of "old" school building was used for a teen canteen.

James Yeager was Mayor (until 1955).

The first high school football team organized.

Memorial Auditorium addition was built on to the school building known as the "1919 building".

Jerome Special School District acquired, enlarging the district.

Washington Township was the first in Franklin County to establish its own zoning. This provided the roots for modern development.

Another addition to the 1919 building, this was called the High School building.

New ambulance purchased.

Ralph Jones was Mayor.

St. BrendanÕs Catholic Church formed in Dublin; the congregation later moved to Hilliard.

The first bank opened in Dublin.

Dublin celebrates its sesquicentennial (150 years). The official date is June 10th but the village celebrated for a week with The Scioto Heritage pageant.

Population estimated at 552 (City of Dublin statistics.)

Village of Dublin celebrates sesquicentennial with weeklong pageant and other events.

Lewis Geese was Mayor.

Police Chief was Harold E. Rose, "Rosie".

Village balance on hand January 1st was $2,777.40.

Village employed two full-time police and two temporary part-time police officers.

One traffic light at the intersection of Bridge Street and High Street; it had a cut-off switch for fire department use.

Indian Run Elementary opened for grades 1-4.

First Kiwanis Frog Jump.

Betty Bell elected to City Council; first woman on Council.

High school golf team organized.

First Comprehensive Development Plan adopted.

New post office building opened.

Jack Nicklaus selected the site that became labeled Muirfield from among several in Central Ohio, beginning a six-year process of land acquisition and development; construction began in 1972.

Jack Frambes was Mayor.

DublinÕs first bank robbery.

Dublin Nite Club destroyed by fire.

Ashland Chemical locates a headquarters in Dublin. Company executives worked with city and township officials and with Columbus and state officials to add the beltway interchange not originally planned for this site. They were successful and the I-270 outer belt was linked to Dublin.

Dublin had 681 residents.

Riviera Country Club opened.

The West outer belt, I-270, was opened between I-71 North and I-70 West.

First water and sewer contract with Columbus.

Library dedication attended by Ohio Governor John Gilligan.

Joe Dixon was Mayor.

Position of Village Manager established and Sherm Sheldon was appointed to the position.

3,914 acres of Muirfield Village annexed into Village of Dublin; construction began on Muirfield Village Golf Club.

Village of Dublin adopted 1% income tax.

LaScala Restaurant opened.

Dublin High School (today known as Dublin Coffman High School) opened.

Village council adopted the shamrock as the official village emblem.

Muirfield Village Golf Course opened.

Construction of homes in Muirfield Village began.

Dublin Historical Society established.

Dublin Chamber of Commerce established with 17 members.

Mayor Joe Dixon and wife traveled to Dublin, Ireland for St. PatrickÕs Day at invitation of the Lord Mayor of Dublin.

Robert Mayer named Police Chief.

Charles Coffman was Mayor.

Village accepted responsibility for care of IOOF cemetery and all other village cemeteries.

Dublin Chamber of Commerce held first major fundraiser, the Harvest Ball at Riviera Country Club.

New municipal building occupied at 6665 Coffman Road now Emerald Parkway.

Dublin Counseling Center opened.

Village Council adopts a Charter and a council/manager form of government.

Robert Karrer was Mayor.

Village Council authorized a bikeway study.

Forestry Commission established.

Dublin Fund created within the Columbus Foundation.

Village population was 3,855.

Catherine Headlee was first woman Mayor.

Deer Run Elementary School opened.

Landscape Law approved by Council.

First St. PatrickÕs Day celebration organized by the village.

Dublin Stouffer Hotel opened with the first Emerald Ball (fundraiser for Dublin Fund).

First Festival of the Arts for the Dublin WomenÕs Club.

Olde Sawmill Elementary School opened.

Patrik Bowman hired as first Village Planner.

James Lewis was mayor.

Dublin High School GirlsÕ Gymnastics Team won State Championship.

Dublin High School BoysÕ Golf Team AA State Champions.

City Council establishes the Dublin Arts Council.

Frantz Road extended to Hayden Run Road, a cooperative project with City of Columbus.

Riverside Elementary and John Sells Middle Schools opened.

Dublin celebrates 175th anniversary.Ê

Route 33/161 bridge over the Scioto River reopened after widening; 5,000 residents attended the celebration.

Mike Close was Mayor.

Dublin became a city.

Population estimated at 11,000 in 17 square miles.

Tim Hansley hired as City Manager.

Dublin 1/1000 celebrated (Dublin, Ohio's first year, Dublin, Ireland's 1,000th anniversary).

Scottish Corners Elementary School opened.

Dublin Chamber of Commerce had 410 members.