Flytown was the beginning place for many immigrants coming to Columbus seeking work in the newly industrial city in the early 20th century. Immigrant families adapting to city life found refuge in the Godman Guild, a settlement house established in 1898.
In the 1950s some parts of the Columbus were so badly deteriorated that the only way to save them was to demolish housing and redevelop. New apartment buildings were built next to old family homes—changing the character of the neighborhoods.
The charm of the buildings and the potential for redevelopment in Columbus’ Short North turned what seemed to be a blighted area into a burgeoning urban renewal project that began in the 1970s.
The story of one of the city’s most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods includes the tale of the arches, the rise—and abrupt fall—of Union Station, an incredible reunion of Civil War soldiers, the transformation of a tough, gritty neighborhood to an arts district, and the emergence of local festivals and traditions that have become part of […]
Short North Gallery