: A young boy clings to a lamppost along High Street in downtown Columbus, Ohio, while a COTA bus drives past him. Created in 1972, COTA stands for Central Ohio Transit Authority. COTA is a public-sector transit agency which serves Franklin County and Central Ohio. Behind the boy, pedestrians pass local businesses, including an optical company and the Lazarus Department Store. Founded in 1851 by Simon Lazarus, the store merged with Macy's in 2005.
The High Street Photograph Collection is comprised of over 400 photographs of High Street in Columbus, Ohio, taken in the early 1970s. These photographs were taken primarily at street level and document people and the built environment from the Pontifical College Josephinum on North High Street in Worthington through Clintonville, the University District and Short North, Downtown and South Columbus. The photographs were used in a television photo documentary that aired on WOSU called "High Street." Photographers that were involved in this project were Alfred Clarke, Carol Hibbs Kight, Darrell Muething, Clayton K. Lowe, and Julius Foris, Jr. View on Ohio Memory.
: AV254_B07F190_01 Subjects
: Columbus (Ohio)--History--20th century; Street photography; Downtowns; Pedestrians; Children Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)