It makes sense that Columbus, Ohio, was named for Christopher Columbus--it's a city well worth exploring. This friendly state capital on the banks of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers takes pride in its heritage and offers plenty of historic landmarks and beautifully preserved buildings to admire. Take a virtual tour of this lovely city and its history in Columbus and Ohio State University Then and Now. Discover Columbus in all of its past and present glory via contemporary photographs paired with archival images of the same locations. See how much the city has changed--and how much it has stayed the same. Go, Buckeyes! Columbus is home to Ohio State, the second-largest university in the United States, and has a lively tourist trade. This fascinating book makes a great souvenir for students, residents, and visitors alike. Mingle with the crowd at the 1955 unveiling of the Columbus statue at City Hall. This is still a favorite stop for locals and tourists who want their picture taken with the city's namesake. Stop by the elegant Statehouse at the intersection of Broad and High. This marvel of Greek Revival architecture took more than 22 years and 7 architects to finally complete in 1861. See how the city has evolved around this landmark in photos from 1908 and today. During the 1970's construction boom, many of the city's old landmarks were razed. Compare an 1898 image of the lovely old Union Station (complete with a circus parade!) with a modern image of the high-rises and office buildings that now occupy the space.* Take a tour of German Village and you may forget you're in the 21st century. Here, beautifully restored 19th-century Queen Anne cottages and quaint cobbled streets have hardly changed since they were built more than a hundred years ago. Includes additional then-and-now images of Columbus's beloved sites, including the Franklin Park Conservatory, Ohio State stadium, Goodale Park, the Ohio Theatre, Neil mansion, and Victorian Village.
Kathy Mast Kane is Executive Director of Columbus Landmarks Foundation, a private non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of historic preservation and exemplary new urban design in central Ohio.In addition, Kane works as an historic preservation consultant.Since 1981 she has consulted most extensively in Ohio, documenting thousands of buildings and also providing services including community preservation planning, historic research, assistance with the certification of rehabilitation projects using tax credits, facilitation of projects seeking federal regulation compliance and grantsmanship.Two projects Kane directed received Ohio Historic Preservation Office awards, The Courthouse Reconsidered: Tool, Symbol, Landmark, a statewide symposium on Ohio's courthouses, and Don't Let the Temple Tumble, an event promoting the preservation of the Masonic Temple in downtown Columbus, now operating as The Athenaeum, a conference center. Doreen Neuhoff Uhas Sauer currently directs a Teaching American History grant for Columbus City Schools. A former Ohio Teacher of the Year and director and consultant for civic education programs, she has also received statewide recognition for work in preservation education, developing over 30 local history/architecture programs. In addition, she works in international civic education in Central Europe and Russia. A trustee with Columbus Landmarks Foundation, she is active on city and community boards that promote urban planning and local history. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, and a medieval historian, she admits Columbus's "backyard" history is her first love, fueled with the good fortune of beginning her 40 year classroom teaching career at Indianola, the nation's first junior high, and nurtured by marrying into a six-generation South Side Columbus German family.