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  • Demolition of the Town Street Bridge

    Demolition of the Town Street Bridge
    Reference: Columbus Metropolitan Library. Digital photo taken and loaned by Nick Taggart

  • Original Plat of Franklinton

    Original Plat of Franklinton
    Reference: Columbus Metropolitan Library. History of the City of Columbus, Capital of Ohio, OH

  • Ohio State Arsenal Sideview

    Ohio State Arsenal Sideview
    Reference: Columbus Metropolitan Library. The Story of Columbus, OH.

  • LeVeque Tower c. 1968

    LeVeque Tower c. 1968
    Reference: Columbus Metropolitan Library. Library File Photo

  • Cultural Arts Center

    Cultural Arts Center
    Reference: Columbus Metropolitan Library. David E. Lucas Collection, 2006

  • Scioto Mile Fountains with COSI in Background

    Scioto Mile Fountains with COSI in Background
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Scioto Riverfront History

Created as part of the Scioto Greenways project, this website it designed to bring new life to the rich history of downtown Columbus. Since its founding in 1816, Columbus has gone through many changes to meet the needs of residents. These changes are particularly evident along the banks of the Scioto River downtown where this once industrial hub has transformed into high rise office buildings and government offices.

By following the link on the left, you can explore this history following the development of key sites along the Scioto as they evolve into the capital city we have today.