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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:


At Home: In the Hartman Lofts

Anne Evans Anne Evans

When Tom Betti was looking for a home in 2006, his love for history helped him find his home in the Hartman Loft Condominiums building. He was looking for a home that was unique and different. When he was doing an internship, he often walked past the building and had seen it in disrepair and […]


Mapping the past – The King Lincoln District

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Dispatch: Mapping the past – The King Lincoln District By Mark Ferenchik Mapping the King-Lincoln and Mount Vernon neighborhoods on the Near East Side turned out to be more than just an academic exercise for Ohio State University geography students. They also mapped 24 points of pride for the neighborhoods, including the Alpha […]


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 […]


Dispatch Launches Columbus History Blog

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Last week the Dispatch launched a new blog on their website titled A Look Back, in which several Dispatch librarians (Amy Disch, Linda Deitch, Susan Stonick and Julie Albert) showcase some interesting historical bits of information and photographs found in the Dispatch archives. Some of the first few posts include information about the first woman […]


Ohio Statehouse Museum Will Open on June 10th

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Press Release: A new Ohio Statehouse Museum will open to the public on June 10 at 10 a.m. The Museum will be located on the ground floor of Ohio’s Capitol Building and will function as an interactive place for learning about Ohio government for more than 80,000 Ohio Statehouse tour visitors annually. The opening of […]


Welcome to your new home in Scotto, Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Perhaps I’m jumping the gun a bit by announcing a potential name change, but there’s some interesting news circling around the Internets this morning. Spanish historian Alfonso Ensenat de Villalonga is proclaiming that the guy who our city was named after is not who we’ve always though he was. Alfonso’s theory is that Christopher Columbus […]


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The 6th Annual Columbus Dessert Festival Returns!