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Turn of the Century Columbus

Columbus c1910

A collection of photographs and information about turn-of-the-century Columbus, Ohio. These pages were originally created in 1997 by the Department of History at OSU and housed on their department web site as one of their many "Internet Documentaries" that were to later become part of eHistory's MultiMedia History collection.

All of the images on these pages can be viewed in a zoomable format by clicking on them; most of the photos were scanned over ten years ago and have poor resolution, but several of them (like the maps) have a great wealth of detail.

Columbus flood, March 25, 1913 (photo by F. E. Fuller)

Most of the text and the images in this Multimedia History are taken from The Story of Columbus: Past, Present and Future of the Metropolis of Central Ohio, Practical Demonstration of its Development by the Reproduction of Rare Historical Photographs (2nd ed.; Columbus, Ohio: np, 1900). For more on our sources, click here.



Columbus Industry and Business

Educational and Government Institutions

Recreational Activities

Special Events


Maps and a Brief History

Credits and Sources

Northeast view of Columbus, 1898
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