Redevelopment Project I, Downtown Columbus Indiana (1960's)
Pictures Of Buildings
L. E. "Gene" Roberts Collection
Before the city of Columbus actually began work on the physical redevelopment of the downtown area, pictures were taken of the front and back of all buildings that were to be razed. The following photos were all taken within an eight block radius of downtown in the mid-1960's.
This collection of photos was found in the basement of City Hall by Mr. Roberts. It is my understanding that, while cleaning up this area, these photos were found and were going to be tossed out. Many thanks to Mr. Roberts for having the foresight to save them, and giving me the chance to make them available on the Historic Columbus Indiana website.
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Commons Block North of 3rd Street Commons Block Commons Block Commons Block
Of 3rd Street Before Crossing White River Of 3rd Street Corner of 3rd & Jackson Corner Of 3rd & Jackson
Commons Block View of 3rd Street Wagner Reddick Commons Block Everroads Garage
Corner of 3rd & Wash. Leaving Columbus 100 W. 3rd Street Of 3rd Street SE Corner of 5th
S. Side of 3rd St. Commons Block RR Tracks View North Side of 3rd RR Tracks View
Leaving Columbus Of 3rd Street North From 4th Street Between Jackson & Brown South From 5th Street
Building Sunshine Grocery Commons Block 212 3rd Street Standard Station
Location Unknown 4th Street Of 3rd Street 124 3rd Street
Between Brown & Lindsay
3rd & Brown St 3rd & Jackson Used Car Lot Jackson St. Jackson St.
Carrico Furniture Hamilton Harris Sportsmen Bar Hoosier Sporting Goods
2nd & Jackson St Jackson Street 335 Jackson St Washington Street (Commons Block)
Dollar Discount Store Empty Lot Commons Mall Roller Rink
Commons Mall Washington Street 4th Street
Washington St Looking West Between Brown & Lindsay
Simmen Penisten Lee's Tire Service Lutz Auto Sales S Side 5th Street Poultry
Delivery Van Everroad Garage Fivecoat & Denny
Bob's TV Shop Wayne's Auto Electric 100 5th St. 326 Jackson St 111-113 2nd St
John Deere Lou La Bill's Tavern Renewal Project Spurline
The following photo is not part of the redevelopment project, but I thought I'd include it here. I'll be putting together another page of Columbus pics soon, and will move it at that time...
Downtown shot of west side of Washington
Between 4th & 5th Street
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