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Spectators watching downtown parade
Description: A group of spectators wave American flags while watching a parade from the Ohio Statehouse lawn in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The Neil House, a downtown landmark for over 130 years, is visible in the background. Built in 1842 by William Neil, the hotel was located at 41 South High Street, across from the Statehouse. The Neil House served travelers heading west through Columbus, as well as many famous politicians and celebrities, including Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Warren Harding, Daniel Webster, Jenny Lind, and Amelia Earhart. William McKinley lived at the Neil House from 1892 to 1896, while he was governor of Ohio. Closed in 1980, it is now the site of the Huntington Center, the fourth tallest building in Columbus. 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.
Image ID: AV254_B04F072_01
Subjects: Columbus (Ohio)--History--20th century; Street photography; Downtowns; Parades & processions; Flags
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)