1207 Elmwood Avenue
Site of Haltiwanger House
Convenience to downtown amenities fueled the growth of development on and north of Elmwood Avenue, including the early suburb of Bellevue, now known as Cottontown. For residents, proximity to work and various services merged with the excitement of new residential opportunities. An example of this trend lies in the experience of members of Columbia’s well-known Haltiwanger family who established themselves at 1207 Elmwood Avenue immediately south of Bellevue at the turn of the 20th century. With the family’s apparel store located within the 1400 block of Main Street, their homes within the 1200 block of Elmwood Avenue afforded short walking and driving distance. And, from their location just across the street from Bellevue, the family witnessed the neighborhood’s growth over five decades. By 1950, however, the Haltiwanger family had left Cottontown for Columbia’s suburb of Heathwood.