New banners, trees in Northwest Neighborhood


The artwork on the banner was created by Benny Shoults, an NNA member.

Delaware’s Northwest Neighborhood has replaced banners and decorated new trees, drawing attention to the latest improvements in the area.

The Northwest Neighborhood Association (NNA) has introduced a new colorful banner to replace those hung two years ago. “Fortunately, our vendor recognized a flaw in the material that was originally used and replaced them at no charge,” said Ray Wollschleger, NNA president. “The new material and white on blue color scheme will look fresh and withstand the elements longer.”

In the last two years, the city of Delaware and the NNA have worked together to add almost 60 new trees throughout curb lawns in the Northwest Neighborhood. The NNA bought 16 trees through the city’s cost-share replacement program for street trees. The city of Delaware funded 42 trees. Bright, blue ribbons will adorn new trees throughout the neighborhood this summer.

“It’s a way of saying ‘thank you’ to the city of Delaware for respecting, preserving and adding to the beautiful old growth of this distinctive, historic neighborhood,” said Stacey Christensen Ullom, NNA improvement chair. “Trees are highly valued by historic homeowners. It is a shame when one has to come down. The city of Delaware assisted with hanging the banners, sharing the cost of the NNA replacement trees, adding additional trees and planting the trees on curb lawns.”

The Northwest Neighborhood is situated in the northwest quadrant of the city of Delaware, bound by West William Street, Olentangy River, Pennsylvania Avenue and Euclid Avenue. The Northwest Historic District was listed on the National Historic Register in 1996 and is one of two historic districts in Delaware.

NNA is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving the quality of life and fostering a sense community and pride in the Northwest Neighborhood. The NNA holds annual fundraisers that include the biannual GhostWalk and the Historic Holiday Home Tour. Proceeds from these events help to serve and support charitable causes and fund neighborhood improvement initiatives.

To learn more about the Northwest Neighborhood Association, visit www.delawarenna.org.