The Curious Clintonville Plaque

Clintonville plaque: "On This Site in 1897 Nothing Happened".(Image: Walkerspace. Clintonville plaque: “On This Site in 1897 Nothing Happened”.)

In the Clintonville neighbourhood of Columbus, Ohio can be found a mysterious plaque embedded in the sidewalk. The curious “Clintonville plaque” reads: “On This Site in 1897 Nothing Happened”. Keep your eyes peeled for it as you pass the corner of Torrence Road and Brevoort Road in the north-central Columbus community.

What could it mean? Is it a local mystery of merely a practical joke? Well, according to Mental Floss, the so-called Clintonville plaque may not be as unusual as it seems: “Ever seen one of those wacky “On This Site in 1897, Nothing Happened” plaques? You’re not alone. They’ve been spotted all over the world, and have been in existence since at least the 1980s. You can buy one online, pre-antiqued, for around 30 bucks.”

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