A Historical Guidebook to Old Columbus: Finding the Past in by Bob Hunter,Lucy S. Wolfe

By Bob Hunter,Lucy S. Wolfe

Ever examine a latest skyscraper or a vacant lot and beauty what used to be there prior to? or even you will have handed an previous condo and been thinking about who lived there some time past. This richly illustrated new publication celebrates Columbus, Ohio’s, two-hundred-year background and provides interesting tales concerning the city’s constructions and celebrated electorate, preventing at person addresses, highway corners, parks, and riverbanks the place background used to be made. As Columbus celebrates its bicentennial in 2012, a consultant to neighborhood historical past is especially relevant.

Like Columbus itself, the city’s background is underrated. a few occasions are of nationwide significance; not anyone could deny that Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession down excessive road was once a ancient spotlight. however the authors have additionally incorporated a wealth of social and leisure historical past from Columbus’s colourful heritage as country capital and vacation spot for musicians, artists, and activities teams.

The booklet is split into seventeen chapters, every one representing a bit of the town, together with Statehouse sq., German Village, and Franklinton, the city’s unique payment in 1797. every one bankruptcy opens with an enjoyable tale that precedes the positioning listings. websites are truly numbered on maps in every one part to make it effortless for readers to go to the locations that pique their curiosity. Many infrequent and old images are reproduced besides gorgeous modern photographs that supply perception into the methods Columbus has replaced over the years.

A historic Guidebook to outdated Columbus invitations Columbus’s households to rediscover their urban with a treasure trove of reports from its prior and indicates to viewers and new citizens many attention-grabbing areas that they may not in a different way locate. This new e-book is sure to amuse and tell for years to come.

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