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High Street Photograph Collection, 1972-1975
Description: Cars and pedestrians pass the construction site of the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower, near the corner of Broad and High Streets in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Located at 30 East Broad Street, the Rhodes Tower is named for James A. Rhodes, who served as Mayor of Columbus (1944-1952), Auditor of State (1953-1963) and Governor of Ohio (1963-1971, 1975-1983). Completed in 1974, the Rhodes Tower is the tallest office building in Columbus. A large sign advertises "Food Prepared in Butter," at Jack & Benny, a former Downtown eatery. The Trinity Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Third and Broad Streets, is visible in the distance. Built in 1866, the church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. 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_B05F135_01
Subjects: Columbus (Ohio)--History--20th century; Street photography; Downtowns; Pedestrians; Construction; Skyscrapers
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)