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Columbus & the Ohio State University: Then & Now (Then & Now)by Kathy Mast Kane
Synopses & Reviews
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 The 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. Columbus is home to Ohio State, the second-largest university in the United States, and has a lively tourist trade. 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 citys 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 1970s construction boom, many of the citys old landmarks were razed. Compare an 1898 image of the lovely old Union Station (complete with a circus parade!) with
Book News Annotation:
This 11.5x10" photo book for general readers pairs b&w historical images with specially commissioned color photos of the same scenes as they appear today in the fastest-growing city in Ohio. A brief introduction chronicles the history of the city, and detailed captions tell stories of neighborhoods and events. Kane is executive director of the Columbus Landmarks Foundation. Sauer directs an American history grant for Columbus City Schools. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
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 Ohios courthouses, and Dont Let the Temple Tumble, an event promoting the preservation of the Masonic Temple in downtown Columbus, now operating as The Athenaeum, a conference center.
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