Columbus: 1910-1970

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Columbus: 1910–1970 begins when Columbus was anindustrial center and chronicles a pivotal time in this capitalcity's history. During the years covered here, the city lostmany of its manufacturing enterprises and transformed into a government, education, research, and financial hub. Downtown Columbus was teeming with activity, making transportation to the city center vital. This volume ends as Columbus is in the beginning of a transformation that saw the accelerated development of suburbs and the dissipation of activities to outlying areas. In the vintage photographs in these pages, readers will also see the f lood of 1913, which claimed 100 lives and brought about flood prevention measures that forever changed the face of downtown Columbus.
ISBN: 9780738540573
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Richard E. Barrett, a native of Columbus, is a longtime local historian. The vintage images featured in this book come from his collection, the Columbus Metropolitan Library, and other local historians. Barrett is also the author of Columbus in Vintage Postcards: 1898–1950 and Columbus: 1860–1910.
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