It’s interesting to look back into history. You’ll never know what you might find. Mill Street, what we know today as the westward extension of Columbus Street by the library, shows up on an 1872 map.
What’s more interesting is that the home of William Nichols sat directly in its path. The street went on and became a public road sometime between 1872 and 1895. The original Mill Street crossed a railroad spur that led to the old mill. The spur was part of the Cincinnati, Midland and Columbus Railroad Company.