: Photograph showing buildings at the southwest corner of North High Street and Goodale Street just north of downtown Columbus, Ohio, 1984. Signs can be seen for a flower shop and for Mellman's, which was known as Columbus's longest continually-operating tavern when it closed in 1986. The block seen here was razed in the mid-1980s for construction of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. This photograph was taken for publication in the Columbus Free Press newspaper, January 1984.
The Columbus Free Press began as a bi-weekly publication in Columbus, Ohio, in 1970. An underground newspaper, it replaced the Ohio State University publication The People, Yes. The earliest known issue of the newspaper appeared on January 4, 1971. The newspaper underwent a series of name changes over the decades, with titles including the Columbus Free Press & Cowtown Times (1972-1976), the Columbus Freepress (1976-1992) and The Free Press (1992-1995). The paper, which covered many liberal and progressive causes, was an alternative to mainstream news sources in central Ohio with the slogan “The Other Side of the News.”
In 1995, the paper ceased publication briefly before reemerging as a website in early 1996, and returning as a print publication under the Free Press title in the form of a quarterly journal in 1998. Published under various frequencies during the first part of the 21st century, the Free Press again became a nonprofit monthly publication in 2017 with both a print and web presence, published by the Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism and operated by a volunteer staff and board. View on Ohio Memory.
: MSS1301AV_NS09_01 Subjects
: Street photography; Business enterprises--Ohio; Columbus (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Bars (Drinking establishments) Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)