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

Tattered bloom

Last of summer. Late September at the Olentangy Wetlands.

Robots on the march

Q: What did one robot say to all the other robots Sunday morning? A:“Kill all humans.”

1920 Halloween Party

RPPC of Mary Repassy’s Halloween 🎃 Party, c 1920.

Autumn leaves

It's been a glorious autumn. Haven't seen colors like this in several years.

12-Foot Inferno Pumpkin Skeleton with LifeEyes

Home Depot 12-Foot Inferno Giant Pumpkin Skeleton with Life Eyes™ by Deadwaters proudly towering over our Halloween 2023 revels. The Home Depot 12-foot skeleton was the hit of Halloween in the plague year of 2020. In 2021, it was joined by a pumpkin-headed, fire-chested companion Inferno. Both have remained scarce and hard to find every since and are a prestige Halloween decoration. Not too many in the University District--but not zero.

Mirror Lake fall

Mirror Lake on a late afternoon in latest fall. In a couple weeks they'll drain it against a recurrence of the old Mirror Lake Jump tradition but right now it's red and gold and glorious.

Rotting jack-o'lanterns

There's something magical about the faces of rotting jack-o'lanterns and we see more than our share here in the neighborhood because Halloween decorations are fast to go up but very slow to come down.

Ruins of Drake Union

Demolition of the 51-year-old Drake Union began on November 5, 2023.

gateway Xmas tree

The Christmas tree in The Gateway is back this year! First time since before the pandemic!

Suzi-Cue Christmas

“Suzy-Cue’s Stole Xmas” plus Drunk Spelling Bee. Christmas at Suzi-Cue Pool Hall, 1950 N 4th St. An Indianola Park Shopping Center anchor since 1982.

Xmas 2023

Frosty and wintry Christmas display for another snowless December (2nd warmest ever) at this King Ave home. Fancy!!

Xmas at O'Reilly's

O'Reilly's Pub, 2822 N High St, a High St landmark for over 40 years, looking super-festive for Christmas 2023!!

Acacia 1908

Vintage view of the Acacia fraternity house at 244 W 10th Ave. (Current site of the Residences on Tenth dorms.) from 1908 real photo postcard. Back in the early 20th Century, 10th and Neil were lined with similar grand houses and W 10th was Fraternity Row.

Winter at the Olentangy Wetlands

Winter scene at the Olentangy Wetlands, 2024.

Snowrollers 2014

On the morning of January 27, 2014, Central Ohioans awoke to a once in a lifetime winter phenomenon. Open areas covered with "snowrollers"--thousands of bizarre wind-made snowballs of all sizes.