UNIVERSITY DISTRICT PHOTO ALBUM- Images of our neighborhood from the past 150 years: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46

Lobby of beautiful and historic Orton Hall. It would look so much cooler with a dinosaur. A campaign is currently underway to raise funds for mounting a skeleton of the early Jurassic carnosaur Cryolophosaurus there. Cryolophosaurus was discovered by Ohio State researchers in Antarctica in the early 1990s.

March 3, 2017- A slice at Catfish Biff's, 75 W. 11th Ave.

North high Library

Library at North High School, 100 E Arcadia, taken June 1, 1925--a few days after the school's dedication.

March 4, 2017- Old North Arcade, 2591 N. High St., a bar with three rooms of vintage arcade games, on a busy Saturday night.

Neil Ave. view, c. 1920. Jennings Hall (Botany & Zoology Bldg) on the left, Oxley Hall women's dorm on the right.

Education students posing in front of Townshend Hall on the Ohio State campus a snowy early February day in 1912.

High St., looking S from about Olentangy St. sometime in the 1940s. Future Lucky's mall on your left. Future Giant Eagle on your right.

You can see the Ramlow Bldg., the little White Castle that used to sit at Arcadia and High, and that fancy utility building on Arcadia. From the Duke University Outside Advertising Collection (

Before they were “Ozzie and Harriet.” Hottie Harriett Hilliard sings and swings with Ozzie Nelson & His Orchestra at 1934 Senior Prom at The Armory. (Yes, colleges used to have proms.Sophomore, Junior, and Senior) Proms were usually held at The Armory but sometimes at the Neil House Hotel ballroom downtown. Other notables who played the Ohio State proms include Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Isham Jones, Kay Kyser, Ted Weems, The Casa Loma Orchestra, and Raymond Scott. Prom dances seem to have died out after the war.

Hudson St., looking S down Summit St., in the 1940s. Almost unchanged.

Gas station in the long-vacant lot on the corner. Brick streets. Kinda love the cute dogs in the dog food advertisement. From the Duke University Outside Advertising Collection (

Soussy Market, 1950 N 4th St. A part of the neighborhood for over 25 years.

April 3, 2017- In April, blossoming trees turn our usually gritty streets into a fairyland. Chilcote at N. 4th St.

April 8, 2017- Raising Cane's at 11th and High is a popular late night destination on weekends. Open until 3 AM Thursday-Saturday.