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A History Lesson on the Columbus Interurban System

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Ohio Historical Society unveiled a new historical marker yesterday to honor the recently restored interurban depot in Canal Winchester. The Dispatch has a great article running today (“Depot’s day, 80 years later“) that features a bit of history about this electric fixed-rail system that served the region in a similar manner to a light-rail […]

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LeVeque Tower to be Subject of New Documentary

 Bob P

From Columbuslandmarks.org: Columbus Landmarks receives grant for LeVeque documentary A Star is Born! Columbus Landmarks Foundation is proud to announce that the LeVeque Tower will soon be starring in her first major film. Production is under way, with a birth date arrival scheduled for fall 2010.

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Seeking Nominations for Columbus Arch Award 2010

Walker Evans Walker Evans

As announced last week, the City of Columbus will be celebrating its 198th Birthday in 2010, and the Columbus Historical Society is throwing a party on February 18th. This party includes the recognition of several “Sullivant Gift Award” winners, who are individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the city. These contributions echo […]

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Columbus Celebrates 198th Birthday in February

Walker Evans Walker Evans

On Thursday, February 18th, the Columbus Historical Society will be hosting a cocktail party to celebrate the 198th birthday of the City of Columbus. The event begins at 5:30pm and will be held in the historic T&OC Railroad Station building located at 379 W. Broad Street in Franklinton. The event includes the first annual Sullivant […]

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The Alive Features The History of Gallery Hop

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Just in case you missed it… last week’s Alive had a great feature on the history of the Short North Gallery Hop, which just celebrated its 25th Anniversary at last weekend’s Holiday Hop. The photos in the article are a great visual aid that compare the boarded up buildings of yesteryear with the thriving neighborhood […]

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Columbus Rail History at the OSU Urban Arts Space

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From 1850 to the 1960s streetcar, interurban, and steam powered railroads enabled Columbus to grow into the city that it is today. Bring your lunch and join us on Wednesday, August 12 from Noon to 1:00pm as amateur historian, Alex Campbell, brings this history to life through photographs and discussion. Local, hand-roasted coffee will be […]

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Remember When Aliens Stole Rhodes Tower?

Walker Evans Walker Evans

This CCAD student film from 1980 captures the event perfectly. Thanks to Joe Peffer for tipping us off to this:

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