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


Landmark Ohio Exterminating Co sign at 1347 N High, In business since 1936. Location threatened by imminent development.


Memorial Day 1909 saw the debut of the durably popular Shoot-the-Chutes attraction debuts at Indianola Park, 1950 N 4th St. The tall tower held a searchlight that could be seen for miles around. Indianola in 1909 also enticed visitors with the Blue Streak roller coaster, the "Human Laundry" funhouse. 1-hour vaudeville in the theater, concerts in the bandshell, dancing in the pavilion, Coulter's Colonial Restaurant, and--of course--the park's enormous and frigid pool.

Is there a heart so cold it doesn't delight at the nefarious critters in the Ohio Exterminating Co window display at 1347 N High? Apparently the shriveled blood-pumpers of real estate developers from St Louis.

Jersey cattle feeding about sunset at Ohio State's Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory across the river from campus.
I’ve alway loved that, in the middle of the city, there’s a 167-acre farm and that there are views where you can see the downtown skyline with cattle and cornfields in the foreground.

The futuristic new Ohio State University Medical Center, summer day, late 1950s. Doan Hall on the left. Upham on the right. Means Hall not visible. Only Doan still stands but will likely be demolished after the new Medical Center Tower rises on Cannon Drive in the early 2020s. Photographed by Helmer Orton Krehbiel (1914-2009).

C 1910 photograph by photographer L.M. James showing Vermont Place not long after it was built, with its younger residents spelling out the street abbreviation. A nice view of how our neighborhood looked in its earliest days. Note the brick sidewalks and sapling trees.

Latest acquisition. Mid-1920s view at Neil and W 11th, looking north to the university gates. Stadium and Jennings to the left. Mack and Oxley to the right.

July 6, 2019- Purple coneflowers blooming in abundance at former Orton Memorial Lab Building, 1445 Summit St., in Weinland Park.

A hidden campus treasure: the History of Communication mosaic mural in the Prior Health Sciences Library at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Completed in 1974, the 67-foot-long mural depicts mankind's progress from cave paintings to the moon landing.

Shown in this section are radio and TV, radio astronomy, the Mariner 2 probe to Venus (1962), the Telstar communications satellite (1962), an early computer, and a US astronaut on the moon (1969).

Prior to renovations in the 1990s, the mural was outdoors.

Fans of Australian altena-pop group Chase Atlantic queue on a sweltering 92°F afternoon for choice spots at their July 18, 2019 Newport show.

Northeast corner of Indianola and E 15th, c. 1920.