Description: This photograph is a reproduction of an original taken in 1833 by Pearl Nye, a captain on the Ohio and Erie Canal, which shows canal boats on the last moorings on Water Street in Columbus, Ohio. According to a note on the photograph's reverse, the boat in the foreground, the Wave, was run by Adam Harman. The boat behind the Wave is the Friedley, owned by Captain John Hayes. Nye wrote "Wave" on the negative, faintly visible on the right side.
The Ohio and Erie Canal was one of Ohio's most important canals during the mid nineteenth century. During the late 1810s, Governor Thomas Worthington and Governor Ethan Allen Brown both supported internal improvements, especially canals. Both men believed that Ohioans needed quick and easy access to the Ohio River and to Lake Erie if they were to profit financially. In 1820, Brown convinced the Ohio legislature to establish the Ohio Canal Commission. Construction began in 1825, and the canal was completed in 1833. Once completed, thirty-three of Ohio's eighty-eight counties either had portions of canals running through them or quarries to mine rock for construction. Most canals remained in operation in Ohio until the late 1800s. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL07033 Subjects: Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development; Canals; Ohio and Erie Canal (Ohio); Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
Description: This photograph shows an aerial view of downtown Columbus, Ohio, during the mid-1950s. The Broad Street and Town Street bridges over the Scioto River are in the foreground. The tallest structure is the LeVeque Tower (formerly the American Insurance Union Citadel) which 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.
The light-colored building situated on the Scioto's east bank between the two bridges is the Ohio Judicial Center (Ohio State Office Building). Its construction began in 1930 and was completed in 1933. The 14-story building was designed by Cincinnati architect Harry Hake and serves as a classic example of the Modernistic style. In 2011 the state Supreme Court named the center in honor of the late Chief Justice Thomas Moyer, who was the second-longest-serving chief justice in state history at the time of his death in April 2010.
Visible one block east of the Judicial Center is the Ohio Statehouse with its distinctive cupola dome. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL05691 Subjects: Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development; Aerial views; Architecture--Ohio; Columbus (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc. Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
First Fulton boat built in America illustrationSave
Description: First Fulton boat built in America, from "The American Pioneer," ca. 1800-1809. Robert Fulton (1765-1815) was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and was an accomplished artist. He moved on to designing ships for navies, including the British, French, and Americans, who found his submarine design very useful. He eventually settled on steamboats and designed the Clermont, the first commercially-viable steamboat (others had dreamed of it before, but his was the only design to be economical enough). He also constructed the first steamboat to travel on the Ohio River, known as the New Orleans. His work revolutionized water traffic, helping to move Ohioans from a subsistence to a commercial economy.
"The American Pioneer" was described as "a monthly periodical devoted to the objects of the Logan Historical Society, or to collecting and publishing sketches relative to the early settlement and successive improvement of the country." View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04040 Subjects: Steamboats; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development; Rivers--Ohio
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