Grandview Heights / Marble Cliff Historical Society

Ohio Bicentennial Marker

The Grandview Bank Block

The GH/MCHS is proud to announce that the Bank Block has been awarded an Ohio Historical Marker!!
These markers, a small part of the Ohio Bicentennial celebration, are awarded to only those sites which have played
a major role of importance in Ohio history.
Each marker is hand-crafted and contain text describing the significance of the site.


We have begun to prepare for our local Bicentennial celebration in 2003!! Plans will include children and adults alike. This event is statewide and many exciting projects have already begun. Many communities are doing things such as planting Johnny Appleseed trees and putting together commemorative quilts. We held a community educational program at the library on May 30th, 2001. Administrators from the Bicentennial Committee showed their film, "A Time to Celebrate", featuring Hal Holbrook, and were available for discussion afterwards. If you would like to volunteer to be on the Grandivew Bicentennial Committee, or have any questions about the Bicentennial, please contact Tracy Liberatore, Chair, at 488-0425.

The following images were taken at the installation ceremony on June14, 2001 at 4:30PM. Board President Tray Liberatore was the host, and our guests included members of the Bicentennial Commission, Rep. Geoff Smith, Sen. Priscilla Mead, Don Casto, Mike Waggenbrenner, and members of the Grandview Heights City Council. The Boy Scouts from Troop 73 in Grandview presented the colors, and Board Member Wayne Carlson read a proclamation from Mayor Colleen Sexton, who was not able to attend. Spagio's sponsored a short reception after the unveiling.

Left: The marker is unveiled by Carmelita Boyer, Central Ohio Regional Coordinator of the Bicentennial Commission and Phil Ross from the Ohio Historical Society
Right:Rep. Geoff Smith, Carmelita Boyer, Maureen Damiani, Sen. Priscilla Mead

Left: Grandview City Council Members- Maureen Damiani, David Jackson, Kelly Finan, Keith DuFrane, Ray DeGraw
Right: Grandview Director of Services Sam Troiano, who was instrumental in the installation of the marker, and Council memeber Maureen Damiani

Left: Sen. Priscilla Mead
Right: Boy Scout Troop 73, from Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Grandview Heights

Left: Historical Society President Tracy Liberatore (Background L-R: Sen. Priscilla Mead, Mike Waggenbrenner, and Don Casto)
Right: Councilman David Jackson and GH/MCHS President Tracy Liberatore

Left: Betty Salzgaber and GH/MCHS President Tracy Liberatore
Right: Unveiling of the Marker by Phil Ross and Carmelita Boyer

Left: Unveiling of the Marker
Right: Don M. Casto

The following images are examples of other markers in the state.