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  • #451663

    Mercurius
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    I think my favorite is what is not – but could have been:
    1908 Columbus Development Plan

    #451664

    patient_zero
    Participant

    The 1908 Development Plan looked epic with the courtyard and gardens.

    This is one of my favorite aerials of City Center Mall and surrounding buildings:

    #451665

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    I would love to know how many family pics are out there, where a park like Griggs happens to be in the background, taken over the years. I have a scanned pic of my grandfather, maybe from 1970 or so, standing in Duranceaux with the Griggs shore in the background, but I can’t pin down exactly where it is.

    #451666

    buckeye54
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    Mercurius said:
    I think my favorite is what is not – but could have been:
    1908 Columbus Development Plan

    That is awesome! I briefly looked through the 1908 development plan and it was very interesting. Thanks for posting!

    #451667

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    outhouses that simply deposit into the river

    Hot summer days with low water must have been nasty. But when you think of it, there were horses crapping all over town, too.

    Speaking of which, apparently before there were derelict cars, there were derelict wagons.

    #451668

    patient_zero
    Participant

    The are a few brewery gems on the web that reflect Columbus’ rather large preprohibition brewing industry.

    Here’s a drawing of Born & Co. I spotted their building advertisement in one of the Delaware photos that manticore provided a link to. http://www.greetingsfromdelawareohio.com/downtown-delaware-ohio


    Born & Co


    Hoster Brewing Co


    Gambrinus Brewing Co delivery wagon in German Village


    Gambrinus advertising @ Broad and High


    Labatt’s delivery truck in Columbus (not local but cool)

    #451669

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    Man, what did a full barrel of beer weigh?

    #451670

    patient_zero
    Participant

    alexs said:

    outhouses that simply deposit into the river

    Hot summer days with low water must have been nasty. But when you think of it, there were horses crapping all over town, too.

    Speaking of which, apparently before there were derelict cars, there were derelict wagons.

    I recall Mr. Lentz referring to the hot stinking mess it was then in one of his “as It Were” columns. Great source of local history: http://www.thisweeknews.com/live/content/editorial/edlentz/lentz_index.html

    @ alexs – I wonder how close that was to the Capital? You can see the dome in the background. The surrounding area was not too desirable for quite some time.
    The buggy repairman looks to be from China with his woven hat. The first I’ve seen in many Columbus photos.


    Columbus Buggy Works at Green and Randolph

    Columbus was once the buggy capital of the world!

    #451671

    paktinat
    Member

    I stumbled across this: http://www.bigmapblog.com/2011/us40-32-columbus-ohio-birdseye-map-1872-bailey/

    hi-res 12MB map from 1872

    #451673

    bob.os
    Participant

    paktinat said:
    I stumbled across this: http://www.bigmapblog.com/2011/us40-32-columbus-ohio-birdseye-map-1872-bailey/

    hi-res 12MB map from 1872

    #451672

    bob.os
    Participant

    paktinat said:
    I stumbled across this: http://www.bigmapblog.com/2011/us40-32-columbus-ohio-birdseye-map-1872-bailey/

    hi-res 12MB map from 1872

    Odd. I posted my comment as a tag. I blame riding the bus and posting at the same time.

    My family has a ~18×24 print of that map somewhere. It is pretty cool.

    #451674
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Short North, mid-70s:

    #451675
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Gay Street! (Not sure of the date… 1920s? 1930s?)

    #451676

    mrpoppinzs
    Member

    Walker said:
    Short North, mid-70s:

    Great photo! I love how you can see so far down High St and it even gets LeVeque in the shot.

    #451677
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Arial of construction of Third Street Viaduct circa 1961:

    Larger: http://i.imgur.com/uQUo0cT.png

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