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Short North Arches

The arches that line High Street in the Short North are one of the most iconic landmarks in Columbus. They were first installed as temporary fixtures for the Grand Army of the Republic Reunion in 1888. The wooden arches were erected along High Street to light up the night and control crime.

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Short North Timeline

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Short North: The Arch City

Columbus, Ohio became know as the Arch City. They hosted a reunion Civil War veterans that served in the Grand Army of the Republic 1888. A series of temporary of wooden arches were erected along High Street to light up the night and control crime. The 33.4-acre Goodale Park was the first park in Columbus, […]

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Railroad Service Comes to Columbus

Columbus first got railway service early in 1850 creating a boom for business up and down High Street, bringing immigrants to the city and teachers and students to the new Ohio State University.

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Short North: The Rise of Union Station

At the end of the 19th century, eminent architect and city planner, Daniel Burnham designed and built the Union Station and Arcade—decidedly the grand entrance that the city of Columbus needed.

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