First Motorized Vehicle

Campbell T. Chittenden, a Columbus businessman and hotelier, is regarded as the first Columbus resident to purchase a “horseless carriage” in Central Ohio.  That vehicle was delivered in September, 1899 from the Winton Motor Carriage Company in...

Johnston and Grant

S.E. Johnston started in the coal business about 1890.  The coal yard was located near the railroad track between Park Street and Grove City Pike. He was formerly a school teacher and taught in Grove City and vicinity for five years. Seeing the opportunity for a...

Mayer Hardware Company

G. J. Mayer was a farmer several years before he came to Grove City in 1916 and entered the grocery business.   After two years, he expanded to include a hardware line and with that began to move away from selling groceries. His store was located on Broadway...

Museum Opened In 2009

Mayor Richard “Ike” Stage cut the ribbon and officially opened the Grove City Welcome Center and Museum on Sept. 19, 2009.  The museum was decorated by Linda L. Hale, a society life member, for the Christmas holiday season.  There was a large display of toys...