Standard Oil Company service station photographSave
Description: Grand Opening of a Standard Oil Company's Sohio service station. Standard Oil of Ohio was the original Standard Oil company founded in 1911 by John D. Rockefeller as a result of Standard Oil Company and Trust breakup. Standard Oil Company and Trust was an American company and corporate trust that from 1870 to 1911 was controlling almost all oil production, processing, marketing, and transportation in the United States. Standard Oil Company stations in Ohio operated under the brand name "Sohio." The company was acquired by British Petroleum, now BP, in 1968. Following the terms of the acquisition, BP took majority ownership of the company in 1978. In 1987 BP bought out 45% of Sohio, assuming control, and in 1991 started rebranding all the Sohio stations to 'BP.' Although Sohio gas stations have ceased to exist, a few gas stations on Lake Erie and the Ohio River still bear the Sohio name. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL07668 Subjects: Standard Oil Company; Oil industry; Business enterprises--Ohio--Cleveland; Ohio Economy--Economy--Business; Transportation--Ohio--History Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)
Description: 100th Anniversary logo of the East Ohio Gas Company with the slogan, A Century of Service. The East Ohio Gas Company was incorporated on September 8, 1898 and celebrated their centennial in 1998. In 2000 the company was purchased by Dominion Resources and is now known as Dominion East Ohio. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL00687 Subjects: Gas industry--Ohio; Ohio Economy--Economy--Business
East Ohio Gas Company Employees Installing Transmission Pipeline #12Save
Description: Employees of the East Ohio Gas Company, now Dominion East Ohio, installing Transmission Pipeline #12, 1955. This 112 mile pipeline carried natural gas from Maumee, Ohio to the Cleveland area. This photograph appeared in the September/October 1955 edition of the East Ohio News, a magazine for employees. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL00690 Subjects: Gas industry--Ohio; Ohio Economy--Economy--Business
Description: This photograph gives a birds-eye view of the east bank of the Scioto River in downtown Columbus, Ohio, ca. 1960.
Visible in the left side of the photograph are the Broad Street and Town Street bridges over the Scioto River. The tallest building is the LaVeque Tower, formerly the American Insurance Union Citadel. It was dedicated on September 21, 1927. The 47-story tall skyscraper, located at 50 West Broad Street, was designed by architect C. Howard Crane in the Art Deco style. Due to the Great Depression, the American Insurance Union went bankrupt and sold the building. The tower was purchased by John Lincoln and Leslie L. LeVeque in 1945. It remained the highest tower in Columbus until 1973.
The light-colored building to the south of Leveque Tower was originally The Ohio State Office Building. Constructed during 1930-1933, the 14-story building was designed by Cincinnati architect Harry Hake and serves as a classic example of the Art Moderne style. The building was later known as the Ohio Judicial Center until 2011, when the state Supreme Court named the center in honor of the late Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer, who was the second-longest-serving chief justice in state history at the time of his death in April 2010.
The Ohio Statehouse is visible in the center of the photograph (toward the right edge). View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL05692 Subjects: Ohio Economy--Economy--Business; Architecture--Ohio; Aerial views; Columbus (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc. Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
Description: This photograph shows a view of South High Street Columbus, Ohio, looking north. A streetcar and autos share the road; parked cars line both sides of the street. The sidewalks are crowded with pedestrians. The top of the LeVeque Tower is seen in the far background. Columbus's famed Neil House hotel is situated in the middle of the block.
The hotel was erected in the 1820s as a tavern. Proprietor William built a hotel on the site in 1839; this structure burned down on Nov. 6, 1860 and was replaced in 1862 by new building. In turn, that hotel was replaced in 1924 by the structure seen in the photo. This 600-room hotel was torn down in the 1980s to make room for the expanded Huntington Bank Building. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL05698 Subjects: Ohio Economy--Economy--Business; Architecture--Ohio; Automobiles; Hotels--Ohio--Columbus--History; Columbus (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc. Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
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