Columbus, 1910-1970

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Arcadia Publishing, 2006 - History - 127 pages
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Columbus: 19101970 begins when Columbus was an

industrial center and chronicles a pivotal time in this capital

city's history. During the years covered here, the city lost

many of its manufacturing enterprises and transformed into a government, education, research, and financial hub. Downtown Columbus was teeming with activity, making transportation to the city center vital. This volume ends as Columbus is in the beginning of a transformation that saw the accelerated development of suburbs and the dissipation of activities to outlying areas. In the vintage photographs in these pages, readers will also see the f lood of 1913, which claimed 100 lives and brought about flood prevention measures that forever changed the face of downtown Columbus. Columbus: 19101970 begins when Columbus was an

industrial center and chronicles a pivotal time in this capital

city's history. During the years covered here, the city lost

many of its manufacturing enterprises and transformed into a government, education, research, and financial hub. Downtown Columbus was teeming with activity, making transportation to the city center vital. This volume ends as Columbus is in the beginning of a transformation that saw the accelerated development of suburbs and the dissipation of activities to outlying areas. In the vintage photographs in these pages, readers will also see the f lood of 1913, which claimed 100 lives and brought about flood prevention measures that forever changed the face of downtown Columbus.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgment
6
The Ohio Penitentiary
99
Ohio State University
117
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Richard E. Barrett, a native of Columbus, is a longtime local historian. The vintage images featured in this book come from his collection, the Columbus Metropolitan Library, and other local historians. Barrett is also the author of Columbus in Vintage Postcards: 1898-1950 and Columbus: 1860-1910.

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