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Early Entertainment in Columbus

On this episode of Columbus Neighborhoods, we’ll take a look at some of the early forms of entertainment in Columbus. Learn about the history of the Sells Brothers Circus, take a tour of the Circus House and find out about an amusement park that used to call Clintonville home.

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Sells Brothers Circus

Learn about the history of the Sells Brothers Circus, which was based in Columbus in the late 1800s and made its winter quarters in an unincorporated area called Sellsville.

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Driving with Darbee: Sells House

Local historian Jeff Darbee takes us on a tour of the “Circus House” that was built by a member of the Sells family in 1895. The house not only has a unique style, but it was also the setting for a scandalous story in Columbus’ history.

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Web Exclusive: Sellsville Map

Brent Davis visits the Ohio History Connection to look at a map of Sellsville, the winter headquarters for the Sells Brothers Circus that housed a diverse population.

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Early Entertainment in Columbus Preview

On the next episode of Columbus Neighborhoods, we’ll take a look at some of the early forms of entertainment in Columbus. Learn about the history of the Sells Brothers Circus, take a tour of the Circus House and find out about an amusement park that used to call Clintonville home. Watch at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, […]

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