In 1973, five photographers spent one year documenting High Street, from the Scioto Downs area south of I-270 to north of the Pontifical College in Worthington. What can we learn from the photos today about the forces that change some areas while leaving others virtually untouched? Historic photos: Courtesy of Ohio History Connection
For decades, the nation’s oldest manufacturer of fire trucks and other equipment was housed in a huge building on South High Street. But after the company moved to Clintonville, Wisconsin(!), Fortner, a fourth-generation Columbus upholstery firm, has worked to make this historic space its own. Photos: Courtesy of Fortner and Matt Lee
Many people moved from the mountains of Appalachia to Columbus, and they brought their culture with them, including their music.
The South Side is evolving—especially near Livingston and Parsons avenues, where Nationwide Children’s Hospital is expanding. We asked Mark Ferenchik, who writes about neighborhoods for The Columbus Dispatch, to talk about the changes with Brian Higgins of the Parsons Avenue Redevelopment Corp.
A small, 60-home neighborhood struggles to survive and thrive in the midst of big changes in the surrounding South Side metropolitan and industrial area.