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

Senior Bar Crawl 2022

Senior Bar Crawl 2022. The first truly post-COVID crawl. Crowd congregating in lot between Ethyl & Tank and Midway while other parties ascend the stairs to the Big Bar on Newport's roof.

Olentangy Park, 05-29-1929

Olentangy Park opens 1929 season on May 19 with thrilling stunts by 1-armed, 1-legged daredevil high diver Capt. Smiles O'Timmons. Plus GIANT chimp and monkey circus.

Great Blue Heron

Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) feeding down at Mirror Lake yesterday afternoon. Students gone for the summer and creatures appreciating the more natural post-2018 makeover of the lake. Actually heard frogs calling down there earlier in the Spring.

Jupiter, Mars, the Moon and Jersey Mike's

Jupiter, Mars, the Moon and Jersey Mike's. Very early morning High St with astronomical objects. Jupiter, a very faint Mars, and a waning crescent moon all clustered together over 1666 High on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Man in cowsuit cartooning

One of so many reasons I love the neighborhood. Encounters like these. Man in cow suit cartooning under tree on a Monday morning outside Buckeye Donuts, 1998 N High St. He was drawing dragons.

Feil Funeral Home

New find: Late 50s-early 60s ad for the Feil Funeral Home and Ambulance Service, 225-27 King Ave. Mid-20th Century saw at least four funeral homes operating in the neighborhood. Seems like a lot. Most of them are still standing and are now residences. One is a sorority house. There’s some ghost story fodder...

Steelworkers at new OSUMC

Shockingly casual workers up high, hanging steel, as the new Ohio State University Medical Center rises.

Less rights than our mothers

None of us are free until all of us are free. The reactionary-packed Supreme Court's regressive, anti-woman overturning of 50 years of established law on June 24 is supremely unpopular in the neighborhood. In November 2024, University District voters turned out 3:1 to reverse the Republican abortion ban and enshrine reproductive rights in the Ohio constitution.

Summer sunset

A gorgeous summer sunset here in the neighborhood.

Dunkleosteous at 167th Ohio State Fair

In 2022, the Ohio State Fair returned after a two-year absence due to the COVID pandemic. Favorite new addition at the 167th Ohio State Fair: Daphne the Dunkleosteus in the ODNR Geology area. Dunkleosteus terrelli is best known from fossils excavated from the Cleveland Member of the Ohio Shale.

Airbrushed tees

What is more State Fair than obnoxious airbrushed tees?

Haunted house at the 2022 Ohio State f\Fair

Dark ride on the midway at the 167th Ohio State Fair. Not even as scary as the Halloween offerings at Jo-Ann's but the art!!

Willie Nelson at Ohio State Fair

Crowd at August 8 Willie Nelson concert in the the Celeste Center at the 167th Ohio State Fair was huge and adoring. It was Willie's 9th appearance at the Fair.