Louis and brother Henry Waldschmidt move their horseshoeing and blacksmith business from a wooden shed behind Louis’ house at 601 South Third Street to their new building at 595 South Third Street. The second floor is used as a hay loft. The Waldschmidt family operates the shop until it closes in 1945.
In the early 20th century, a portion of the building is also used by a German aid society, which offers its members banking services and a place to read German-language newspapers. It also sells streetcar tickets.
Avarina Edwards buys the property from the Waldschmidt family.
After World War II, the building is used by a hardware company for storage.
John Falter, of Herman Falter Packing Co., buys the property. (It is unknown if he uses the building.)
Allied Sink Top Company relocates here from 828 City Park Avenue. Moves to another part of town in 1966.
Businessman and restaurateur Barry Zacks buys the property.
Golden Eagle Ice Cream shop opens on the first floor.
Building owner Barry Zacks, who would later launch the Max & Erma’s chain in German Village, encourages Earl Bradley to open The Place Upstairs, one of Columbus’ early gourmet steakhouses. Bradley, an African-American vegetarian, becomes a successful restaurateur while maintaining his hobby of running
The Place Upstairs closes.
Jimmy Kollmer attempts to build on the earlier success of The Place Upstairs with Jimmy’s Place Upstairs.
Golden Eagle Ice Cream shop on the first floor closes.
The property is sold to Frank & Kay Cipriano. German Village residents Kay Cipriano and Stephanie Ford open Chelsea’s, a women’s clothing store, on the first floor. Named for a friend’s dog in New Orleans, Chelsea’s closes within a year.
Jimmy Kollmer opens Jimmy’s Too – with salads, pasta and wine – on the building’s first floor.
Jimmy’s Too on the first floor, and Jimmy’s Place Upstairs both close.
G. Michael’s Bistro opens on the first floor.
G. Michael’s owners Jeff Bentley and David Tetzloff end a 22-year run, closing the bistro in 2021.
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