Collins Banks Store - Delaware Second Ward - Delaware Ohio - History
Collins Banks store, which was located on South Liberty Street

Learn the history of the Second Ward, a culturally rich corner of our city

Tour Dates and Times

May 1st (Sat)
& 2nd (Sun)

1:00 pm, 2:30pm , 4:00 pm

Van Tour

This van tour of old Delaware will share the documented history of Delaware’s Second Ward between London Road on the south, David Street on the west, Eaton Street and Bernard Avenue on the north, and Washington Street on the east. 

The tour will begin in front of Woodward School at the corner of Washington and Harrison Streets and will last about 90 minutes. Tour days will be Saturday, May 1st and Sunday, May 2nd, and times for each day will be 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm.

Social distancing will be observed, and seats are limited. Masks or facial coverings will be required.

About Watson Walker

Watson Walker - DCHS Volunteer - Researched Delaware's Second Ward history

Watson Walker Jr, an active volunteer with the Delaware County Historical Society and President of the Delaware County Genealogical Society, will share his research about notable residents, businesses, schools, and churches of this area from 1835 through 1930.

Location (Tours start and end)

Woodward Elementary School (in front of school)
200 South Washington Street (corner of Harrison Street)
Delaware, OH 43015

Reserve Your Van Tour Seat(s)

The program is open to the public but requires paid tickets.

Advanced ticketing and reserved seats are required for this program

Ticket for a Tour: $15/person   $10/DCHS Member

This event is sponsored by Unity Community Center

For more information, please call the society at 740-369-3831, ext. 3,
or email

History Library - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio


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2690 Stratford Road, Delaware

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On 2/18 at 7:30, readers from Lucy Depp with tell about Delaware County's first African-American Settlement, in this amazing online program!