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Tag Archives: Downtown

Ohio Penitentiary Fire of 1930

Don Rose writes a book about his father’s life as a judge in Columbus and discovers that his father worked on the Ohio Penitentiary fire of 1930. This discovery sets Don on a journey to uncover the full story of the third-deadliest building fire in U.S. history.

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From the Vault: Ohio Penitentiary Stations of the Cross

Brent Davis visits Ohio History Connection to view pieces of art created by the prisoners of the Ohio Penitentiary.

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Driving with Darbee: Ohio School for the Deaf

Local historian Jeff Darbee visits the original site of the Ohio School for the Deaf to tour the last existing building, which has been renovated and repurposed for Cristo Rey High School. Photos: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio History Connection

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Extended Web Exclusive: Genealogy 101

We visit the Columbus Metropolitan Library to see how they can help people research genealogy, along with some tips to start the process.

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Downtown Columbus Skyline

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