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Columbus History: The Life of Eddie Rickenbacker

Doug Motz Doug Motz

It is interesting to note that in Columbus, only three buildings are registered on the National Register of Historic Landmarks – the Statehouse, the Ohio Theatre, and the boyhood home of Eddie Rickenbacker at 1376 East Livingston Avenue near Miller Avenue. Captain Eddie, as he came to be known after earning the additional moniker of […]


Back to the Future – The Broad Street Boulevard

Ralph Rosenfield Ralph Rosenfield

Photos provided by the Columbus Historical Society Years ago Columbus had what many around the country felt was one of the most beautiful streets in the nation, East Broad Street. The street had a center boulevard which ran from Third Street to Nelson Road. Majestic elm trees lined the boulevard and both sides of the […]


Columbus Historical Society Promotional Video

Walker Evans Walker Evans

This video has been up on youtube for a few months, but today was the first time I’ve seen it. Features everything from historical architecture to modern amenities to hometown heroes. Enjoy!

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