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Parsons Avenue and Marion Road

Taken in the mid-1950s, this historic photo shows a south-facing view of Parsons Avenue. On the right, Coney Island Lunch was located at 1911 Parsons Ave. Now, the site is home to the John R. Maloney Family Health and Wellness Center.

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Parsons Avenue and Marion Road today

Historic photo credit: Bob Grove

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Evolving Neighborhoods Preview

On the next episode of Columbus Neighborhoods, we’ll take a look at the evolution of neighborhoods in Columbus over the years. Explore a new immigrant community on the west side, two very different sides of Parsons Avenue and a small, 60-home neighborhood on the South Side. Plus, a local historian explains gentrification. Watch at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30 on WOSU TV.