One of the nation’s early and most successful urban revitalization campaigns, this charming and vital neighborhood was once home to working-class German immigrants. Now its brick streets, beautiful gardens, and delightful architecture are hallmarks of one of the country’s most prestigious urban addresses.
This is part two of WOSU’s documentaries: “Columbus Neighborhoods”
The story of one of the city’s most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods includes the tale of the arches, the rise—and abrupt fall—of Union Station, an incredible reunion of Civil War soldiers, the transformation of a tough, gritty neighborhood to an arts district, and the emergence of local festivals and traditions that have become part of the Short North’s character.
Produced by WOSU as part of a six-hour look at Columbus Neighborhoods. columbusneighborhoods.org
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“From the 1890s to the 1920s, Olde Towne East was the place to live in Columbus, where the barons of industry and business built their dream houses. The area went through a period of decline when people moved to the suburbs, but today the neighborhood is experiencing a resurgence of residents motivated to fix up the houses and make it a thriving community”- Columbus Neighborhoods