In the 1950s to ’60s, the Great Western Shopping Center was home to the incredible Walk O’ Wonders, featuring the Seven Wonders of the World. Don Casto, whose father and grandfather developed the site, and Steve Skilken, of Joseph Skilken & Co., share memories and more. Photos, historic footage: Courtesy of CASTO and Joseph Skilken […]
Charlene Brown visits Sloopy’s Diner to talk with OSU President Michael Drake, Provost Bruce McPheron and historian David Staley about Ohio State’s legacy and land-grant mission. Photos courtesy of OSU Archives
Remember Larry’s, that iconic OSU bar on High Street where beer flowed for beat poets and PhDs alike? Take a look at the gathering places in the University District as we go behind the scenes at the Ohio History Connection.
Learn about the history of the Sells Brothers Circus, which was based in Columbus in the late 1800s and made its winter quarters in an unincorporated area called Sellsville.
Follow efforts to save memorabilia and photographs of Diavolo, a cycling daredevil legend in Columbus. As the auction block looms, preservationists from the University District Organization and the Columbus Metropolitan Library team up to bid against cycling and circus collectors in an effort to keep Diavolo’s history intact. Photos courtesy of: University District Organization, Columbus […]