Short North Neighborhood

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The Short North neighborhood can trace its origin to the arrival of the railroad to Columbus in 1850. With the location of Union Station on the city’s then northern edge, development spread north on High Street. Factories and industry sprouted up within walking distance of the new neighborhoods consisting of foreign immigrants and migrants from the South. A decline in the middle of the 20th century led to a concerted effort at redevelopment. As urban homesteaders moved in and reclaimed deteriorating property, brave developers added their touch and supplied inexpensive space for art galleries and shops. What was once run-down and dangerous became cool and cutting edge. This all led to the Short North’s current reputation as a fun and attractive area of the city to live and visit.
ISBN: 9781467104562
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 223
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Nick Taggart is a longtime employee of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, where he works in local history and genealogy. He has also lived in the Short North for over 25 years. He has combined pictures of the area from the library’s historical image collections with photographs from local residents and organizations to tell the history of this unique neighborhood of Columbus.
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