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Olentangy Park Theater

Olentangy Park was an amusement park in north Columbus (now, the Clintonville area) that ran from 1880-1939. Trolley cars would actually enter the entrance to the park near Dodridge Street near the theater.

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Thurber House

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Education classes offered at the Downtown YMCA, 1897, at 36 South Third Street.

The call of the big city drew many young men away from the farm life. As multitudes flocked to the cities, the Columbus YMCA became home to hundreds of earnest and hardworking young men. In addition to accommodations and leisure activities,the Y provided reading rooms and parlors for Christian study and endeavors of the mind, […]

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LeVeque Building and Ohio State Office Building at Night

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Silenced amphitheater

Germain Amphitheater had a short life. Its construction disrupted the original residents of the Worthington/Powell Road vicinity, but its life brought great outdoor arena acts to Columbus who would have otherwise opted to play in other Ohio cities with larger venues. Now, it stands silent, the stage overlooking rows of empty seats until wreckers renew […]

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