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History Lesson: The 100th anniversary of the flood that destroyed Franklinton

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: The 100th anniversary of the flood that destroyed Franklinton

Today is the 100th anniversary of the worst natural disaster to ever strike Columbus – the Flood of 1913. The rains of March 1913 had been steadily pouring since Easter Sunday, March 23, 1913 and on Tuesday the 25th, the wooden levees that held the Scioto back from the homes and businesses of the West […]

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Downtown Columbus YMCA Stands Tall, Serves All

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Columbus YMCA Stands Tall, Serves All

At 91 years old, the Downtown YMCA in Columbus stands as one of the city’s more ornate historic buildings that has stood the test of time. Its dark bricks and decorative stonework symbolizes the level of attention to detail that is a part of the mission of the YMCA when making a long-lasting impact upon […]

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At Home: A stunning condo in Summit Chase serves as gorgeous backdrop to art collection

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home: A stunning condo in Summit Chase serves as gorgeous backdrop to art collection

“I love windows, he loves space for art,” says Patrick Carmichael of the home that he and partner Jeffrey Ayers have lived in for the past two and a half years. “We don’t have to compromise.” The couple has lived in Summit Chase, the towering high-rise in Grandview, for nine years. Previously, they had been […]

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PowerPhilanthropy Friday: The Spirit of Columbus (video)

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation PowerPhilanthropy Friday: The Spirit of Columbus (video)

Flying in her 11-year-old Cessna airplane with “Spirit of Columbus” emblazoned on its side, Jerrie Mock was the first woman to fly solo around the world. More than just the name of a plane that made history, The Spirit of Columbus is what distinguishes and inspires us today.  From the arts to business, from restaurants to […]

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History Lesson: The 106th Anniversary of the death of James Poindexter

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: The 106th Anniversary of the death of James Poindexter

Poindexter Village has been in the news a great deal recently. It is one of the nations oldest experiments in public housing and has quite a few stories that can be told. One of those would include East High School alumnus and jazz musician Jimmy Rogers who grew up there. He has played drums for […]

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History Lesson: A tale of two trolley barns

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: A tale of two trolley barns

Many of the readers of Columbus Underground are incredibly interested in bringing alternative forms of public transportation to Columbus – specifically street cars and light rail. To get a sense of how the trolleys were connected into the very fabric of our daily lives a hundred plus years ago, it may be of interest to […]

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History Lesson: Chic Harley – the unsung hero of Columbus who had a hand in shaping OSU football

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: Chic Harley – the unsung hero of Columbus who had a hand in shaping OSU football

A great deal of this current History Lesson can be attributed to my friend Jim Flynn. He sent me an e-mail on September 12 that in part reads: Please do a piece on Columbus Underground that focuses on specifically Olde Towne East. The WOSU documentary airs on 11/12 – A piece on Olde Towne East […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

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