Panoramic View of Capitol Square, Columbus   Save
Panoramic View of Capitol Square, Columbus
Description: 275 degree shot South to East taken from the NW corner of the roof of the Capitol Building in downtown Columbus. Taken between 1906 (McKinley statue built) and 1919 (Bryce Bros. closed). Scene includes trolley cars, horse buggies, early automobiles, and the famous arches over High. Caption across bottom reads "Panoramic View of Capitol Square Columbus O". Text to the right reads "Myers Photo Co., Makers of Big Pictures". Gold photo stamp below reads "Myers Columbus O." Extreme left (facing South on High Street) -- The Lazarus advertising tower is visible as well as the 4-story structure at 2 S. High which still stands. Farther right are an advertisement for Hotel Schrader, a cigar shop, Bryce Bros. & Co Clothing & Shoes, an illegible drug store, and the William McKinley statue on the statehouse lawn. Down Capitol Street lies the water tower for The Wolfe Bros. Shoe Co. Visible between Capitol and Broad are The Norfolk and Western Railway Building, The Buckeye Republican Club, advertisements for Linke Grocers and Mail Pouch Tobacco, John G. Grossman Steamship Agent, J.P. Vail & Sons Real Estate, and the Postal Telegraph Cable Co. on the SW corner of Broad & High. Along this stretch workers are pulling up the bricks and rails along High. Center (facing North on High Street) -- Starting at the NW corner of Broad & High is Child's Dry Goods, and Edward ? The Rental Man. From the NE corner are ? Cashier, a building housing bank and law offices which still stands today, and a buiding which also still stands housing The Home Insurance Company, B. & O. Railroad, Pretzman Law, Sherman & Sherman Law, and Lorain Coal & Dock Company. The following building at the corner of Broad and Pearl stands today. Extreme right (facing East on Broad Street) -- Heading East on Broad past Pearl is The Board and Trade Building which houses Givens Law, D.K. Watson Law, and Schoedinger Law. In the next building East are L.A. Cole & Co. Coke and Coal, Mutual Life Insurance Co. New York, Stoddart Law, Midland Mutual Life, Monett Law, and Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins. Co. Several men are seen standing near their windows looking out. In the background lies the Central Union Telephone Co Building which stands today. The Trinity Episcopal Church at SE corner of Broad and Third also stands today. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: OVS_0262
Subjects: Maps; Pictorial maps; Statehouse--Ohio;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)