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283 E. 12th Ave. in March 1964 with the new Kroger-Super X Shopping Center in the background. Kroger left in 1981. Mall was semi-abandoned and increasing ruinous for the next 25 years. A couple years back, it became the site of East Village apartments. House--significantly altered--is still there.

Pic from an archive of late 1950s-early 1960s real estate photos recently acquired and digitized by Columbus Metropolitan Library.

182 E. 14th Ave. Victim of one of the worst crimes against aesthetics of the Campus Slumlord era (1960-2000). Handsome c. 1890 Victorian mansion had its conic tower roof lopped off and replaced with this cheap, ugly, stupidly small, completely inappropriate gabled roof. Person who did this should have flaming copies of Architectural Digest rammed up their arsehole.

How 183 E. 14th Ave. used to look.

1959 pic from an archive of late 1950s-early 1960s real estate photos recently acquired and digitized by Columbus Metropolitan Library.

March 15, 2018- Mirror Lake Hollow with construction in progress on many fronts. The renovated lake and its surroundings are slated to open this summer.

Campfire Girls in front of Indianola Junior High School, 140 E 16th Ave., in 1927. Just lucked into a cache of Indianola Echoes (the school magazine/yearbook) from 1922-40 so look forward to more of the school and its students from the early 20th Century.

Indianola baseball players in front of Indianola Junior High School, 140 E. 16th Ave., in 1927.

Baseball was HUGE in the Twenties. Every kid cheered on their favorite team while aspiring to be the next Babe Ruth and carrying around in their head all the stats for ballplayers with names like Lefty, Dizzy, Dutch, Baby Doll, and Happy.

Speaking of Happy, it makes me happy to see Indianola was integrated when little else was.

March 30, 2018- Blue-litten dancers at TRISM, 1636 N High St, on a Saturday night.

April 13, 2018- Masses of daffodils in Mirror Lake Hollow below the old President's House. Hoping spring is finally here for real. It's been a long winter.

April 20, 2018- A Fraternity Row crowd enjoys one of the last spring Friday afternoons at the O-Patio, 12 E. 15th Ave. Word is this student hangout is to close this summer to make way for the university's High St. redevelopment schemes.

N. High St. in Old North Columbus on a Friday night.

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