Sohio Station at Obetz exit below Grove City   Save
High Street Photograph Collection, 1972-1975
Description: A truck drives past a Sohio filling station in the distance, at the Obetz exit along Route 23 south of Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870 by John D. Rockefeller, Sohio stations are now defunct, having been acquired by British Petroleum and converted to BP stations. In the foreground are several political posters advertising the re-election campaigns of Judges Johnson, Macklin, and Stark. 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_B02F037_01
Subjects: Columbus (Ohio)--History--20th century; Street photography; Political campaigns; Political posters; Service stations; Truck driving
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)