Resolution Announcing the Closure of the Old Worthington Association


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Resolution Announcing the Closure of the Old Worthington Association is text. Its dimensions are 8.5 in. 11 in.. It is 2 pages long.

It was created on Monday, October 26, 2020.

Old Worthington Association is the Contributor.

This October 26, 2020 resolution announces the closure of the Old Worthington Association, a civic organization devoted to historic preservation in Worthington.

The Old Worthington Association (OWA) was founded in 1974. An October 3, 1974 “Worthington News” article notes that the group’s Articles of Incorporation were signed on September 24, 1974, and that the preamble to its constitution stated: “The formation of the Old Worthington Association, Inc., has been promoted by a growing concern for the preservation of Worthington’s historical heritage, distinct residential character, and the unique design and architecture of Old Worthington.” Later that month, Jeanette Griswold, a descendant of one of Worthington’s early settlers, presented the first membership to then-Mayor James Lorimer, kicking off a membership drive.

Perhaps OWA’s most lasting achievement over its 46-year history was having the Worthington Historic District placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is the official federal list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in United States history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. National Register properties have significance to the history of their community, state, or the nation, and must undergo a rigorous application process to be so recognized. The Old Worthington Association, along with the Worthington Historical Society, formed the Worthington Historic District Committee in 1999 in order to nominate the Worthington Historic District, roughly bounded by North, South, Morning and Evening streets. The group was successful in achieving National Register of Historic Places status for Old Worthington in 2010, with the official announcement made at the Old Worthington Association’s annual meeting on April 29, 2010.

In addition to this accomplishment, OWA offered a $1000 scholarship each year for a graduating high school senior in Worthington who planned to study architecture, city planning, government, public service or a related field.

The resolution for the Old Worthington Association's closure highlights its achievements while addressing the difficulties it has faced as an all-volunteer organization, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic that began in 2020. The resolution addresses the remaining actions to be completed, such as closing the group’s post office box, checking account and other steps, and lists the trustees voting in support of the resolution. The document is signed by Board President Greg Browning.

It covers the topics citizens groups and historic districts.

It covers the city Worthington. It covers the area Old Worthington.

You can find the original at Old Worthington Library.

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The Worthington Memory identification code is owa0005_001.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on April 1, 2021. It was last updated April 2, 2021.