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. Photos courtesy of: Sarah Karlsberger, Grandview Heights Public Library, Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Metropolitan Library, […]
The National Historic Preservation Act was born out of wrecking balls all across the country. In honor of its 50th anniversary we take a look back at what Columbus looked like before activists got organized and what preservation means today.
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. Photos courtesy of: Central Ohio Fire Museum, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio History Connection
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 […]