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Old Photos or renderings of Columbus

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  • #451678

    RhondaH
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    That looks like a horrible mess.

    #451679

    goldenidea
    Participant

    Arial of construction of Third Street Viaduct circa 1961:
    Larger: http://i.imgur.com/uQUo0cT.png

    Very cool photo Walker; thanks for posting it.

    There are a lot of viewable buildings on it that aren’t around anymore. You can see the old North Market Quonset hut, Mellman’s corner, the White Cross hospital, the whole Union Station and the buildings north of it (I believe the actual Station frontage on High is covered by the High Street label on the photo).

    Hubbard elementary and Leafy Dale are also viewable and I believe another higher-rise between them that’s not around anymore.

    There are also many more rail lines than exist today. I know some old-timers from the St Clair/E.2nd Ave area (east Milo-Grogan) that told me when they were kids they used to routinely walk along all of those rail lines to get downtown. Now I can see how they did that. That must have been an interesting walk!

    #451680

    JackieC
    Participant

    A la /r/columbus. Very good resolution pic of somewhere on high st. At least I hope it’s High St, I cannot picture where this would be.

    View post on imgur.com

    #451681

    mrpoppinzs
    Member

    @JackieC

    Sadly the only building I recognize (because it is one of the few left standing) is the Goodman Brothers Jewelers at 101 South High St. The electric arches were removed in 1911.

    http://goo.gl/maps/sxs6J

    here is a night shot of the same scene:

    #451682

    leftovers
    Member

    It is pretty cool to think how novel those electric lights were in 1910. Consider how hard it was to get the modern arches working. The night shot is pretty amazing.

    #451683
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    #451684

    groundrules
    Participant

    Has this already been linked? good times:

    https://www.facebook.com/VintageColumbus

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    Jed
    Jed
    Member

    I was riding around today downtown and decided to check out the Scioto River since the Main St dam removal. I was surprised to see these very clear lines of stone in the receding waters. Google searching for historical photos of the area brought me here so I figured I’d put them side by side.

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    #1027731
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Wow! Very cool!

    #1027755
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
    Participant

    Yea, that’s a great find. It’s amazing how close they are to the river.

    #1027793

    GCrites80s
    Participant

    The old pic looks like a great place to cook boiled meats and gruel.

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