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Olde Towne East

Lesson Plans

  • Streetcar Suburb and Middle Class Affluence

    Historical Context and Overview During the so-called Gilded Age that followed the Civil War, U.S. cities grew rapidly as business owners built their factories in cities with good transportation systems. By the end of the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution had transformed the United States into the leading economic power Read More
  • Automobiles and Early Suburbanization

    Historical Context and Overview During the “Roaring Twenties,” most of America, including the city of Columbus, was growing rapidly. After a period of uncertainty following World War I, the 1920s was a period of unprecedented economic prosperity in the United States. Much of this economic growth was a result of Read More
  • Highways, Suburbanization and Revitalization

    Historical Context and Overview The United States experienced a period of extraordinary prosperity and economic growth after World War II. Contributing to this prosperity was public demand for goods and services. With so many families making a better living, the baby boom continued into the 1950s, reaching its peak in Read More
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Lessons from My Neighborhood

  • My Neighborhood: How to Tell Your Story

    Were you captivated by one or more Columbus Neighborhoods stories? Did it stir up images and memories of a place that is special to you? We invite you step into the shoes of a storyteller and producer. And we offer a surefire starter—My Neighborhood Toolkit—that will guide you from shaping your narrative to putting Read More
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