The development of the Peacock Woods – Dimon Circle Historic District began in 1922 with John Francis Flournoy’s Peacock Woods subdivision. It was situated up on a knoll and afforded the city dwellers some relief from the heat of the lower land by the river. It roughly covered the northern half of the district and Samuel Kelly Dimon’s Dimon Circle subdivision covered the southern part. Flournoy, a prominent Columbus developer, hired Earle S. Draper, noted landscape architect from Charlotte, NC to design Peacock Woods as an upper class, picturesque neighborhood with curvilinear streets and a park-like setting. Dimon Circle was subdivided from Dimon’s family property, The Cedars, in 1922 with additional lots added in 1924. Architectural styles represented in the Peacock Woods – Dimon Circle District include Colonial Revival, Craftsman, English Vernacular Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival.
Have you taken a walk around Lakebottom Park recently? The next time you do, be on the lookout for the wonderful and informative markers that surround the trail. You can learn so much about this area that contains so much of the history and legacy of Columbus. Then take a moment to give our city founders a high-five for their foresight in creating some of the most wonderful neighborhoods in our city. Sign, sign ….. everywhere a sign. Start giving them a look!