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Tag Archives: Downtown

The Christopher Inn

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a cylinder! The Christopher Inn was a distinctive, prominent example of mid-century modern architecture. Built in 1963 and demolished 25 years later, it’s still fondly regarded by those who remember it in the city’s skyline.

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Driving with Darbee: Central Ohio Fire Museum

At one time, fires were a dreaded part of daily life in Downtown Columbus. Find out how firefighting has changed through the centuries and lessons we can still learn from the well-preserved artifacts at the Central Ohio Fire Museum.

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Central Market and the Mohawk Neighborhood

Designed to be the economic center of Columbus, Central Market was built in 1850 and rapidly became the model for other markets around town. It ran from 1851 until 1966. While residential homes sprang up around the market early on, the stick construction and constant traffic made the area an eyesore and the Mohawk neighborhood […]

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Central Ohio Retail

We’re taking a look back at Central Ohio retail, from a printing press to a market. Plus, join us for a visit to Ohio History Connection to see memorabilia from Big Bear grocery stores.

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Driving with Darbee: Tour James Thurber’s House

Columbus architectural historian Jeff Darbee visits the Thurber House, where famed cartoonist, author and humorist James Thurber lived. Photos courtesy of: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio History Connection, Photohio, Thurber House

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