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  • Tenement Housing on East Bank

    Tenement Housing on East Bank
    Reference: Columbus Metropolitan Library. Lazarus Historic Photo Collection, Box 1, p. 17.

  • Wreck of State Street Bridge, March 25, 1913.

    Wreck of State Street Bridge, March 25, 1913.
    Reference: Columbus Metropolitan Library. Photographic Story of the Flood

  • Union Station High Street Fašade c. 1962

    Union Station High Street Fašade c. 1962
    Reference: Columbus Metropolitan Library. Loaned by Clifford R Baker for 1993 Columbus Day Historic Photo Contest.

  • LeVeque Tower c. 1968

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

  • Lucas Sullivant House at 707 West Broad Street

    Lucas Sullivant House at 707 West Broad Street
    Reference: Columbus Metropolitan Library. Lazarus Historic Photo Collection

  • Cultural Arts Center

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

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.