: Three women wait to cross the street at the intersection of Broad and High Streets in downtown Columbus, Ohio. One of the women is carrying a quad cane with a four-pronged base. Across the street, the RKO Palace advertises the film "The Spook Who Sat by the Door," a movie based on a 1969 novel by Sam Greenlee. The RKO Palace, which was designed by Thomas Lamb and built in 1926, is a world-renowned performing arts center. Now known as the Palace Theatre, it features ballet, Broadway shows, concerts, dancing, operas, and symphonies. In the foreground, a control box ensures the safe and steady flow of traffic through the busy intersection.
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_B04F115_01 Subjects
: Columbus (Ohio)--History--20th century; Street photography; Downtowns; Pedestrians Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)