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  • 1. Commissioned by Finding Time: ColumbusPublicArt2012Copyright © 2013 by Mary Jo BoleAll rights reserved.Edition of 750Printing: AM Lithography Corporation, Chicopee, MA 01013ISBN: 978-0-615-75833-6
  • 2. 1819: The ChristopherColumbus Tavern was on S.High St. There was asign board depictingColumbus landing onWestern soil.-Gilbert F. Doddssays so...
  • 3. Columbus wasthe last personto see the newworld beforeglobal (stew)began to takeplace. He wasthe first tosee the yawningbiological gapbetween (his)Europe and theAmericas...(1491 NewRevelations of theAmericas BeforeColumbus)1892Properly called “theChristopher ColumbusDiscovery Monument”,It was first locatedat the JosephinumPontifical Collegecourtyard on Main St....donated to the state in1932
  • 4. MalcolmCochran’sfield ofgiant cornears. 1994Dublin ArtsCouncilColumbus MetropolitanLibrary’s call # isBronzevillestretches from 71 toWoodland & from 670to Broad.-1920s historically African-American neighborhood whoseenergy & prosperity supported the 5 jazz theaters.Wiki says, “It’s an informalname for the Somali-languagefilm industry that has devel-oped in the Somali community ofColumbus, Ohio. Where a largeSomali diaspora exists.”1965 2001GodmanGuildGoodaleParkFLYTOWNMARKERGOODALE STREETSPRUCE STREETNEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROADHARRISONAVENUENEILAVENUEDENNISONAVENUEOlentangyRiverARCH CITYI’ve Called YouWas a Columbus steelmaker knownfor it’s long time presidentSamual Bush. Grand and Great-grand Father of Pres.George/George W. Bush. (Buried@ Greenlawn Cemetery)I love that wehave an officialstate fossil, atrilobite thatwas 9.5” inlength. TheIsotelus Maximus.I have a Dr.that tells methat Columbusis the “KidneyStone Belt.”Bankrupt 2002The Buckeye CapitalMARTINA simplified version ofthe story says that NativeAmericans named the fruitof the buckeye tree aftera BUCK’S EYE.1840s“T.L. Shields moved theabove establishment,where he intends toserve up all kinds ofdrinks and eatables onthe shortest notice.Turtle Soup will beserved on Tuesdays andThursdays.”Abbreviated from theBronze Historic Marker:One of the many activi-ties for children atthe Godman Guild.The GodmanGuild wasfounded bywomen,especiallyschoolteacher Anna Keagle,to support the immi-grant children. TheGuild still exists.Flytown becameknown as the portentry for theimmigrant settlers. 17 nation-alities contributed to thespirit and culture of Flytown.By 1880 it was an industrialneighborhood as well.TheOSU MascotBrutus Buckeye...The Largest City In The CountrycalledSome say Flytown was so named because thehouses flew up overnight or maybe the overcrowdingand lack of refuse removal caused alot of flies. Or that the residents were migratoryand quickly flew out. (There is an annual FlytownReunion in Goodale Park)977.13C72M1962Bottom of RayRohn’s caricaturefrom “Club Menof Columbus”.(1911)My book is a thrift findAn OSU nickname“College In The Corn Field!”
  • 5. The Discovery City!Biggest Small TownIn America!SISTER CITIES OF COLUMBUSGenoa, ItalySevilla, SpainHerzliya, IsraelAhedabad, IndiaDresden, GermanyTainan, TaiwanOdense, DenmarkHefei, China“Don’t changethe size orposition ofgraphicelements orput the logoon an angle orlock uppromotionalslogans withthe logo.”“To guarantee that our new identity is successful, the city ofColumbus must be vigilant in ensuring that its brand identity isclearly communicated.”No longer can you seeFlippo @ 4:30 daily onChannel 10. But you cansee his giant shoes atthe Ohio HistoricalSociety.Inside City Hall look toyour right and you’ll seethis dedication to thesister cities of Columbus:Ahmedabad, Dresden, Genoa,Hefei, Herzliya, Odense &TainanThe Columbus Artificial Limb Company(Also pictured in the P. & P. Club Book)Columbus Oil Cloth Company(Pictured in The 1915 Pen & Pencil Club Book)Adopted Sept. 12, 1912The Columbus Pottery Company178918511929Published by The Columbus Chamber of Commerce(1914)(company mag. 1962)The S.Fund Doorin CityHall(Official Publication ofthe City of Columbus 1918)(1910)Old FranklintonCourt Houseweather vaneriddled with bulletstCity Hall Rug(A surveymade by theEconometricInstitute)
  • 6. Doral Chenoweth III/DispatchLoveday, Chief Curator at the Ohio Historical Society, inspects the inside of the Statehousecupola. The structure, at right, is the outside of the dome.By Robert AlbrachtDispatch Staff ReporterWhen Chris took me on theStatehouse tour I asked himwhat was the strangest thing they foundleft up in the cupola by an earlyvisitor......He showed me the catin a shoebox, now just dustand bones.The Madstones (alsocalled bezoars) andtheir attributedcurative powers can befound in the stomachsor intestines of cudchewing animals.Graffitileft behindby a prisonerwho constructedthe Statehouse but,the name isillegible.Early visitors allowed up to thecupola were instructed to:You enterthrough thiscustom-fitdoor andclimbthesesteep,narrow,twistingstairs.A section of the second fence,placed around the Capitol Squarein the 1870s, now edges theunderground parking garage.
  • 7. Lookwell Ann Able Ann Ringold Sturdy AnnWhy Cowtown?Dispatch’s Joe Blundo says in his“Simply Bovine” article (1997),“We’ve been ashamed of our cowssince the early 19th century , whenthe original Ohio Statehouse hadcattle grazing on the grounds.”Alfred Lee’s History noted that it...Joe’s article alsosays cattle werestabled in the newStatehouse basement.An 1879 report by thestate adjutant generalnoted that theappearance of thestatehouse basement“would have donecredit to any barnyardin the country.”Infamously submitted by the agri-culture students, a living cowbecame OSU’s homecoming queen in1926.BicentennialButter Cow.(The first was in1903 @ the OhioState Fair)Are there othercowtowns? Yes!Tim Rietenbach’ssculpture on theScioto for “FindingTime: Columbus PublicArt 2012”Foundin aBusinessFirstNewspaper,19881951 Dispatch celebrates 80th birthdayBorden’s food division was basedin Columbus, Ohio and Elsie thecow was their mascot. She trav-eled around the country on promo-tional trips for Borden. OSUstudents attempted to get hiredas “Elsie Escorts”. Look for anElsie imposter on Elmer’s Glue.Elsie ™People coming to Columbus on Route 23, from thesouth, knew they were near Columbus when theysaw the vast fields of Hartman’s Dairy cows.Hartman became rich making the infamous Peruna,a largely alcoholic medical fraud marketed as aremedy.made for “an awk-ward appearance tostrangers...”“ThebiggestsmalltowninAmerica”There was aCentennialfloatadvertising Dairyand carryinga milkmaid and agenuine cow.Organized in NYC in1868, The AmericanJersey Cattle Assoc.moved to Columbus in1946 “After a longstudy.”
  • 8. Seems like there’sco(w)-optation insome local musiccircles... There was Moo Maga-zine (last issue‘97) With headingslike these...What happens when ya’put two moosters in a room? Well,when it comes to chewin’ over music, they’ll either duke itout or share a jug... EGO SUMMITI LOOOVELEAVINGNEW YORKCITYYYY!!!!bungalowjazz.com1969 - 2000Google Columbus, oneof our nicknames is“The Indie Capital.”Weekly rag 1940sWikipedia says“Qube was acable televi-sion systemthat launchedin Columbus,1977”R.I.P.SouthCampus.Only a few issuesaround 1990. It camewith a cassette tape.While the DooDah Parade started in PasadenaCommunity Festival is our own claim to fame.?10:00 PMRonald KoalBandShuttered.ClosedGone.4agoodtimecall299-ROCK1985 - 2010GoblinHooda.k.a.JimBeoddyatthe2012 ComFest.Since 1972A zine by selfproclaimed“Ohio freak” LizClayton.Community FestivalJUNE26.27.28 2009Handmade & HomegrownSINCE1972Community FestivalJUNE 26.27.28 2009Handmade & HomegrownSINCE1972ColumbusAlive.comFreelive music on 2stages.Anad in Moo MagazineBy Robert D Thomas 1986You can takefree classesand learn toplay theorgan theMagicway!Lyceum23Junctionview StudiosCorbett Reynold’s“Circuit Party”& some others, too...
  • 9. The united commercial travelers, begun in 1888 was afraternal order to provide a safety net for travelingsalesmen & their families. Now the building housesthe Pizzuti Art Collection. This sculpture now locatedin Goodale Park, commemorates the first supreme secretary of the council. Itcontains three words of wisdom: unity, temperance & charity, it is now missing two side urns.This is one of the bestlighted cities in theworld...( Glimpse ofColumbus 1890)Original B&W by Larry Keys(1910)ChamberofCommerceElections1921Mr. Oats(Gas Co.Logo)as a1907“”“ ”“…Columbus is easily the greatest CONVENTIONCITY on earth!... “…Take for instance the City ofColumbus planted in the very central Ohio...Columbusis a city of level streets. There are no inclines worthmentioning…”.... It might be said thatColumbus is possessed of 27means of ingress andegress..."“…This natural Rock Asphalt has been mixed by nature through the slowprocesses of the ages & is wholly natural…”The Jeffrey Manufacturing Co.is now a giant empty lot butit was a major miningequipment manufacturer likethis coal-getting mobile.The retailmerchants ofColumbus havedecided to makeWEDNESDAY of each weekSUBURBAN DAYin Columbus.(probably a BillyIreland but Icouldnt find asignature)MemorialHall(1906)ConventionSpace
  • 10. OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONOF THECOLUMBUS CHAMBER OF COMMERCECHAMBER OF COMMERCE RESEARCH DEPARTMENTPOPULATION - GOING UP.19501955The square milk bottle is an example.Borden’s tried this in Columbus first in1944. Columbus liked it and said so.Now, 90% of the bottles which clink onthe nations doorsteps in a morning aresquare.for the Central Ohio Community& COLUMBUS LOOKS GOOD!ONSits the first drive thoughBank from the 1950s. It was aCity National (Chase Bank).....now its the Columbus Fish MarketTomorrow’s supersonic passengertransports will span the continent inone and a half hours.Transport maytake off of Broad-High base for shortflights.Fred Zimmerhas my votefor mostunderappreciated artist inColumbus. Hedid these“Looking FarAhead” imagesin 1963 forthe BLUEPLAN.N New York and Chicago advertisingcircles, Columbus, Ohio, has a new alias -IDowntown Columbus is really Uptown these days.Its anUptown of new motor hotels,modern office buildings,banking,parking accommodations & commercialenterprises (From the Sunday Dispatch Mag.1/27/63)OCT 13 196319571948Original B&W byAl Getchell”Freeways, housing & businessconstruction are booming outsidethe downtown area. COLUMBUSIS GETTING A NEW FACE. A civicboost into the future so bright thechamber of commerce finds itdifficult to exaggerate.”“How yourcompany maybenefit fromone of thenewest, mostintensivestudies evermade of atypicalAmerican city.”-Readers DigestIN THE SPIRIT OF BETTERMENT2009 Business Weeknames Columbus“asthe best place in theCountry to raise afamily.”The Blue PlanpredictsReliability is a necessity! Product afterproduct has been tested in Columbus,with ultimate national sales resultsaffirming that what Columbusindicated, the nation approved.(Dispatch Mag.1/23/1949)
  • 11. Founded in Wichita - by1934 the headquarters weremoved to Columbus. FounderBilly Ingram used WHITE tosound clean & CASTLE to addrespectabilityOn a Friday night in October,1976, the Union Depot Arcadewas razed to make room for theOhio Center.Memorial Hall designedby Frank Packard in 1906withstood the wreckingball by becoming COSI in1964 & offices in 1999.Christopher Inn (1963-1988)Razed & replaced with an officebuilding. The Alfred Kelley House(1836-1960) was razed & replacedwith the Christopher Inn.(I wish I could print this whole article)“Welcome to the future: By now, Columbus’ bicentennial year, wewere supposed to be driving the OUTER-OUTERBELT… but manywould cringe to read that to provide water for the populationpredictions the Big Darby Creek would be DAMMED TO CREATEA RESERVOIR….”...peaked in the 1980s.Headquarters were on Dublin Road for awhile.(Architect) P. Eisenmann: ”We wanted to createsomething that animated the city. It’s not the tired, old,classical view of the courthouse, state house, etc. It’s a21st-century monument.”The Lustron Factory was located in Columbus on Fifth Ave. out by theairport. The factory reputedly used “more electricity than the wholecity of Columbus” & you were invited to “put down the hammer & saw &pick up a wrench.”The Lustron factory site is now a DSW shoe warehouse.(opening/1989,closing/2009)…The “Ohio Center” opened 9/10/1980. (It included theHyatt Regency Hotel). In 1985, the name was going to be“New World Center” (but) in 1993 it did become the:HistoricalMarker104-25By C.T. Jonassen (1987)(1976) Columbus was selected byWarner Communications to be theTEST MARKET for Qube cable(1947-1950) made enamelsteel-kit homes for housingdemand.*The original ‘62 article says “mind reading will bepossible with electronic objects, too.”“..the rapid growth ofsuburban shopping centers inmetropolitan areas posesmany and varied problems..”A copy of theSundayMagazine isin storage @the C.M.L.The callnumber isR977.13C72co1812-1962
  • 12. Insert goes hereFrom the same article: Tibbals-Crumley-Musson architects weigh inwith their 1992 prediction:(original in B&W)Conjuring the Future: Mid-Century Visions of 1992(Dispatch article: 10/14/1962)"Columbus Looks Ahead" : "view from BroadStreet Bridge, looking North." (Original B&Wby Holroyd & Myers, now liquidated.) " ..elevated streets & with buildings which float freely in the air but are moored to the ground."
  • 13. Insert goes here1871: firstmunicipalwater systemwas located atthe conflu-ence of theOlentangy &Scioto Rivers.This is "Drip Tracer", I askedwhen the mascot came into being,they said the person who knewhad retired. He looks like a‘60s friend of Chris(Early 1800s: the main source of water inColumbus came from cisterns & wells.)I hope we don’t have aThere is a small museum atthe Dublin Water Works.Before 9/11 schools came totour it and the facility.Now some of the interactiveexhibits dont work com-pletely. My favorite is alarge round overview of ourwater system that illumi-nates while audio explainswhat youre seeing.The museum has a section ofold wooden pipeColumbus as a Convention City (1910):"... It would scarce seem necessary to recount-a matter of which all the world is, by this time,doubtless informed-At enormous expense a mammoth reservoirassociating therewith "Filtration," "Softening,"& "Purification Plants." Her supply of water ispractically inexhaustible & no city in the worldcan hope to possess a water supply morepotably pure.TyphoidFever if found at all isin a percentum sosmall as to benegligible."(The toweris forflushing outthe filtergallery)You can read about it in the Annual ReportGASKILL’S 10,000,000-GALLONCOMPOUND PUMPING MACHINE (1884)The "Filtering Gallery" as it is now. The simulatedaquifer pools provide final cleaning for our water.It is stunning visually. Sadly plans are alreadyunderway to replace/update it. The curved terrazzo1970s architecture & the teal blueenameled control panels that stillneed a person to push the ON buttonwill all be gone. Sorry I wasntallowed to take pictures.“Proposals in the late60s and early 70s todam the main stem ofthe Big Darby wouldhave destroyed oradversely affectedlarge portions of itsnatural habitat andseverely stressed itsbiota.”(Big Darby CreekCase Study, December2000, EPA)this articlediscusses newseriousthreats to theBig Darby fromencroachingdevelopment.
  • 14. Gary took us on a Tour of the Jackson Pike Sewer Plant(built in 1835).Apparently the terrorists dont like the "heavy stuff" sewage. Here I was allowed to bring friends and camera.When a 125-year-old sewer collapsed & opened a pit in Spring St. MayorRinehart took the holier-, not holeyer-, than-thou approach saying Columbusexperiences fewer such collapses than cities like New York & Philadelphia.In one "pond" GMO sterile Triploid carp arehired to filter out Duckweed & moss.Mascara & other makeup containsiloxanes that combine with methanegas in the digesters producing amicroscopic silica ash that isdamaging to the equipment.One end of the process: dumpsters hold"grit" that sifts down from tubes. Theyellow spots(& some green) are CORN & somepeas. Gary said they call that FOOD! Tamponplungers are called "boat whistles", condomsare "party balloons".“Jackson Pike can process68 million gallons of ‘flow’per day. In the primarytreatment the grease isskimmed off. The ammoniain urine is the really hardchemical to filter out.‘You think it smells?All we smell is $,’Gary said.Each person contributesroughly 100 gallons per dayto the sewerage.The water we put back intothe river is cleaner than whatis pumped into the watertreatment plant.”The. Columbus Closet Co. Manu-facturers of the Blesch patentWater Closet & other sanitaryspecialties (like the Ohio ModelToilet).( Glimpse of Columbus 1890)1908: Columbus first waste water treatmentplant: Very basically, beginning with septictanks waste flowed over stones & the 100 watersprinklers allowed for an “aerobic biologicaltreatment” before the sludge flowed into theScioto river. The "Gregory Paper" describes thesystem, & the "outstanding work of the sanitaryengineering visionaries.“Wastetreatmentmimics thenatural cleaningprocesses of ariver, on a grandscale. The systemuses water as aconveyance system.Aerobic DigestersSunday Dispatch Mag. 3/28/1948pumphouse1908pumphouse2012The 1935 buildings have trimpainted in "interstategreen."a.k.a., “Columbus SewagePurification Works”roadclosurescollapsedroadwayspring st.highst.frontst.
  • 15. columbusstate hospitalohio inst.for thefeeblemindedgreen lawncemeteryfranklinParku.s. armycolumbus generaldistribution depottuberculosissanatoriumw. broad st.e. broad st.town st.40404040163362alumcreekalumcreekrd.10410423334023362hilltopswimmingpoolgrandviewswimmingpoolgoodale st.spring st.fifth ave. fifth ave.fifth ave.dublinrd.king ave.goodale parkleonardave.unionstationdennisonave.taylorave.sunburyrd.neilave.olentangyriversciotorivermckinley ave.crystalspringsdr.ohio statepenitentiarygrandviewave.centralave.davisst.sanduskyst.sullivant ave.greenlawn ave.whittier st.deshlerave.crystalparkswimmingpoolschillerparkbrownrd.frank rd.sewagedisposalplantcolumbusbaseballclubmt.calvarycemetarymound st.e. broad st.e. main st.pricefieldfranklincountyhomerefugee rd.e. livingston ave.bryden rd.maryland ave.maryland parkswimming poolproducerscooperativecommissionbath houseswimmingpooleastsideswimmingpoolgovernor’smansionlivingstonparknu-sanitaryswimming poolcapitaluniversityforthayesohiomilitarydistrictschool forthe blindn.highst.s.highst.parsonsave.championave.nelsonrd.collegeave.drexelrd.jamesrd.bagshawrd.courtrightrd.stelzerrd.cassadyave.s.frontst.sciotoriverBEFORE THERE WEREFREEWAYS,BEFORE THEOUTERBELT:I read that“The ColumbusStateHospital” washuge. Forthose of youthat rememberhow large theOhio StatePenitentiarysite was,look at howmany youcould havefit into theStateHospitalgrounds.I think this Chamber of Commercemap is from the 1940s. You cansee the original at the OhioanaLibrary.
  • 16. 5000 women marched in Columbus forthe right to vote, “stump speeches”followed the parade. The 19th amend-ment was not passed until 1920.I thinkI heard thiswas rainedoutIndian CornDanceRhinelanderDance DutchDanceBeautiful Doll”“Oh, YouThirdprize in Monday night’sauto parade: C.D. Savier &friends all togged uplike roosters.Speakersplatform &reviewingstandTHE HISTORY OF OHIO TOLD BY $10,000 WORTH OF FLOATSWednesday, August 28, 1912When Columbus Celebrated its Centennial...TheCourtof Honorwas erected onBroad St.HOSTERBRE W ERY..Bunting & Festoonsfor everyoneTheParade ofIndustries
  • 17. Original B&W Chris ByJuly 4th,1989We interrupt this issue of HOOTto bring you the unofficialChris is rightat home withhis DooDah pals.A ColumbusCo. now calledBig LotsApparently in 1959 when Castro was violently coming to power, hehid his mother and sister here at The Seneca Hotel so they wouldbe out of the way in case anybody wanted to take it out on hisfamily. (Dispatch 7/8/2001)
  • 18. Insteadofbarter,SimonLazarusinstitutesfixedprices1860s:ready-made&sizedclothinginsteadoffittedclothing.1896:PetAlligatorinthestore1905:Birdcageonthemezzanine1907:Stabletobehorsepalace.Bigstoragevaultsputinforfurs.1929:BecomespartoftheFederatednetworkoffamilyrundepartmentstores.Creativeideasforallkindsofcommunityprograms&events.“Women’sapparelwasofferedforthefirsttimeinthisbuilding.”“ANNEXacquired,formerlyanauditorium.”“PARKING&SERVICEGARAGEoccupiestriangularlotonriverfront.””BULKSERVICEBUILDING&customerserviceadded.””High Streetfaçadeacquired”The store didn’tkeep up withchanging times,leads to slowdemise start-ing in the1970s.BY 1989:44 Lazarusstores1 billionin salesfor theyear butfiling forchapter 11bankruptcyRIP Lazarus(2004- nowMacy’s Depart-ment Store)RIP linking thepast with thefutureSouvenir Plate/Salem China Co. (1951)(1942: Compiled by Louis E. Kline)1939:Charles Lazarus among retailersthat met with Franklin Roosevelt &convinced him to move Thanksgivingback a week FOR MORE SHOPPING TIMEBEFORE XMAS!“The first Jewish people came to Columbusvia the national road & the canals in the1830s. Many were merchants &‘Streetpeddlers [that] sold food products fromtheir carts as well as china, pots & pans &various household goods.’Eventually therewas reciprocity with the scrap yards & metalrecyclers.“(From a panel at the Jewish HistoricalSociety)“We built rightin the junk yard ahouse, and afterwards wemoved across the street.”-Abe Goldberg(From a panel at theJ.H.S.)
  • 19. Buckeye BargainsStudent Thrift ShopOpen every Wed., 4:00-8:00 PMRoom 101, VETERINARYLABORATORY BLDG.1949 Neil Ave.Sponsored byUniversity Womens ClubThe Veterinary Lab at OSU on Neil & 17thAve. was stunning, seen here in its earlydays. (Facing West)You can seethese guysheading down17th Ave. tothe scrap yardmost days.He wasreally nice,he stoppedto fix mybike.Saw this at theGlobal Mall onMorse Road.Swill coffee andfollow the thriftstore map...When you stoodwhere the "slab"was located youcould get a senseof what they hadwith a spin.
  • 20. The Moundless Moundsof ColumbusThere were around 50 Native American mounds in Franklin County. Few remain.When I moved to Columbus, I wondered, Where was the Mound of Mound Street?Jeffers MoundOn a bluff overlooking the Olentangy Shrum MoundOn McKinley Ave.A plaque reminds us thatthose first Ohioans’ bonesrest here.Centennial Auditorium atthe State Fairgrounds(Death by demolition)You see the salt moundoff of 670, on the wayto the airport.Mound street derived it’s name from the 40 foot conical mound thatwas gone by the 1830s. It was made of clay and had giant oak treesaround it’s base. High Street had to curve around it.Different historicalsources speak ofbricks being made ofthe downed mound andof utilizing them inthe early US courthouse, publicoffices and OhioStatehouse.Earliest 1800s:a Dr. Young built adouble-sized frame houseon the summit of thelargest mound inFranklinCounty.www.ColumbusNeedsAMountainA COTA souvenir I saw at Cafe Brioso at Gayand High.Proposed Centennialfloat “The MoundBuilders”Matt’snew citycoat ofarms.2012: The NativeAmerican Center is at67 E. Innis Road. (Notfar from Indian MoundApartments.)Please, change Columbus Day to Native American Day!**let’s notforget thegarbage moundI don’t know of an image of Dr. Young’shouse so I drew an existing 1848 engrav-ing of the Grave Creek Mound in WestVirginia that also has a house on it. Ihave also heard of racetracks being builtaround the base of some mounds......I heard in 1856,Robert Neil built hishouse “on a mound” at15th and Indianola,now it’s a fraternity.There’s also a house“in a mound” inWesterville. (HanbyHouse)At the fairgrounds: Martin JanisSenior Center(1979)Citizens For A Better Skylinethrew a contest to fillvacant downtown spaces.David Hartz proposed aburial mound for Gov.Rhodes’s statue.Check out MattMoorman’s(director offlatland solu-tions) brain-child, a localmusic compila-tion at(Columbus Monthly Aug.,1986).orgNow we have the Mound Streetbus route.Jackson Pike Sewage Plant’s anaerobic digesters
  • 21. “An old tin time capsule wasmangled while repairing the statueof Schiller. It only containedprinted matter. In the Ohio StateJournal, 5/6/1889 5:1, there is anarticle about the upcoming July 4laying of the statue.”1990: The time capsule will be buried in Schiller Park. The stainlesssteel time capsule replaces the old tin one. “The new capsulecontains 1 book from the old capsule but the rest reflects GermanVillage in 1990. It will be opened in 100 OR 200 years! ContainingT-shirt, books, videotape about the village& letters from schoolchildren. It is eerie each time we seam a time capsule. CarmineMenduni said: "IT PUTSTIME IN PERSPEC-TIVE BECAUSEYOU KNOW WHENIT IS OPENED WEWILL ALL BEDUST.""Using radardeveloped to testthe Stealthbomber, arestoration teamyesterdayconfirmed thatworkers had foundthe cornerstone ofthe statehouse."The cornerstone, placed July 4, 1839, is a 72" x 33" piece of hollowed out limestone to make room for “aflock of memorabilia.” “The cornerstone was swung into place & the time capsule deposits, securely packedin strong flint glass jars were placed inside. These included 150 newspapers in hermetically sealed glasstubes, lots of constitutions & ordinances& statuettes, bible, gold & silver coins from all the states” etc...“The exercises will beinterspersed with daylightfire works. These fireworks will be shot out of amortar, & as they go upinto the air they will sounfold as to assume theshape of persons, animals& other objects.”“Not many folks remember what Dr.Samuel M. Smith did to deserve the statueoutside the Columbus Health Dept. (whichhas since been shuttled to various spots)--Smith was the first person in the countryto hold a professorship of INSANITY.”"Workers sprucing up the statue of Chris Columbus located at CityHall uncovered a time capsule in the base of the statue, the copperbox was found beneath a heavy iron plate between Columbus feet.They found a 1955 OSU football schedule, microfilm of courtrecords, a VFW Membership and other stuff.”Carmen Menduni(ColumbusArt Memorial) told me"we find time capsulesburied beneath almostall of our statuerestoration projects".I asked him what wasthe oddest thing he hasseen included& he said Twinkies—they containingredients made from 5kinds of rock. (RIPTwinkies, Hostess Co.Went bankrupt in 2012.)Dr. Goodale gave the cityGoodale Park in 1851, buthe didn’t get a monumenttill 1888.1891: “The unveiling of the Soldiers’ Monument inGreen Lawn Cemetery began with a parade to theUnion depot & then a train to the cemetery. Themonument is 22 feet tall, with the ubiquitous soldieron top. There is also a woman representing history &she is telling a boy the story of the war.”1902: arch erected at Camp Chase (On SullivantAve.) in memory of confederate dead. ”Sweet-scented Magnolia blossoms were strewn on thegraves & the band played Dixie”The 1892 Statue of Chris-topher Columbus used to bein front of the JosephinumPontifical College, but in1932, it was relocated tothe State House.(I think out of these only the SchillerStatue had a time capsule.)Francesanticipatesthe ceremony“As the cornerstone was swung into place by a giant crane,Frances Boyajohn (dressed in what looks likea wispy chiffon thing) swung with it. Shecarried to the mayor and citizens, on her aerial trip, a civicmessage: assuring them that the next generation appreci-ates the starting of the Civic Center. She represented thefuture citizens of Columbus as caretakers.”Frances inher aerialdescent
  • 22. In a 2-cubic-foot aluminum container there will be "nothing stodgy" —just contemporary 1970s artifacts & memorabilia. The time cap will befilled with dry Argon gas & a mild alkali to preserve things like ahamburger, frisbee & "bicentennial junk" — like a pair of R,W, & Bluesunglasses w/built in earrings & a liberty bell wind chime. A Ms. Lynchsaid:“These will represent our life in these times — making a buck onanything." (It is located beneath the floor of the A.C.Johnson Auditorium foyer.)When you go in the 11th St. O.H.I.O. gate,pass the "Presidential Grove" you willfind the tombstone-like time capsuleplaced there in 1976 in celebration of theUS bicentennial. It contains Ohio sportsstuff, the usual coins & stamps, a T-shirt& Levi jeans.TIME CAPSULE VIEW WILL BECOSMIC & COMIC:“the OhioHistorical Society also made a1976 US bicentennial timecapsule to be opened @ theUS tercentennial.Couldnt find time capsules or cornerstones inthe Bronzeville/ King Lincoln (& later Poindex-ter Village) neighborhoods, but some of thebuildings there are named for women. (1920s):The gals would meet at the Glass Slipper next tothe Odeon theater on Sunday afternoons to figureout how to finance the various building projectstheir men were involved with. In appreciationsome buildings were named for the women: TheEDNA, Margarite, Bernadine & Theresa.At Port Columbus Concourse B has a mezzanine floor containing acase with 3 time capsules and other aviation history. 2 aresoldered shut copper caskets & the 3rd is an aluminum tube.Apparently the time capsules commemorate virtual cornerstones.We had one of thefirst airports inthe country. Theadministration buildingis still on 5th Ave.Saved in the 1950s fromoblivion by 1 mansdetermination. It is astunning structure.The aluminum tube is from2004, marking the 75thanniversary,there is toolong a list ofstuff tofit here.The First Box includes itemsfrom the 1929 original terminalopening, and the dedication of thenew terminal in 1958. Inside is ahistory of Columbus aviation, a lotplan for Port Columbus & a booktitled "We" by Charles Lindbergh.From the 1958 cornerstone thereis a map of the proposedouterbelt expressway. Thesecond copper casket isfor the 1981 cornerstonededication ceremony forthe airport renovation.To be opened in50 years, it willhave a completerecord of thecenter’s history.1992: “TheGreater Colum-bus ConventionCenter makes anod towardtradition byburying a timecapsule in thesidewalk outfront.I asked WOSU aboutthe whereabouts ofthe time capsule thestation put togetherin 1977 in honor ofthe 75th WOSU anniversary butno one knows where it is! Anarticle (Dispatch 5/2/1997, 8F)says it contains station tapes& memorabilia in a Plexiglasdisplay in the Fawcett Centerslobby. Host Boyce Lancastersaid he recorded a historyabout the station on DAT ”digi-tal audio tape for those under30 so who knows if it willplay" he said.CitizenJournalTimeCapsule1978The American Insur-ance Union really didit up for the layingof the cornerstoneceremony February 12,1925. Besides the timecapsule, an oblong boxplaced in the corner-stone, there is abronze plaque in thelobby with thebuilding’s horoscopeshowing the positionof the planets for theoccasion. In theoblong box, thetime capsule holdsarticles from theolder A.I.U.Building- a flagw/45 stars, thecharter for AIUwas issued in1894 and an oldcoin dated1818.
  • 23. 1991: “It was supposed to be an historic event.Dignitaries gathered at the Historical Society where atinsmith was to open a tin & lead box that had beenplaced with much fanfare in the cornerstone of the oldCentral Ohio Lunatic Asylum on July 4, 1870. Finallythe lid was carefully lifted off the box. EVERYONEGASPED AS THEY GAZED ON A DECAYEDGLOB. “It had not been sealed properly & water hadleaked in. A MAYONNAISE JAR would have workedbetter” it was noted.The laying of the cornerstone in 1870 was a big deal.The Ohio State Journal reported that a grand proces-sion was lead down Broad Street by Masonic KnightsTemplar in full costume. The Ohio Statesmanprovided a list of items in the tin box.”1995: “A metal box was pried fromthe cornerstone of the YWCAbuilding on 4th St. Inside the timecapsule found during renovationwere several Columbus newspapersdated 1928, a 48-star flag and ahistory of the YWCA of Columbusfrom its founding in 1886. Thecapsule also contained the will ofMary J. Griswald, whose bequestmade possible the construction ofthe downtown facility.”1980: “Workersinsulating an oldoutside ice door @JoePalmer’s housediscovered a well-preserved tin can timecapsule inside thedoor. It contained aMarch 21, 1935evening Dispatch, 3sales tax stamps & anote telling ofpurchasing a Westing-house Dual-Automatic Refrigera-tor. Also noted wasthe closing of the‘outside icer’ door.”1961: “Workmen dismantling the Alfred Kelley house(It was next to Memorial Hall on BroadStreet.) found an old ‘time capsule’ hidden in achimney niche.It yielded a bottle with a note that read: “Columbus. Thishouse was bilt (sic) in the year 1835 & reparad (sic) in the year1856 by E. H. Lank esqui (sic) &Smith H. Link, stone cutter” On thereverse it had the name of thebricklayers. The note was written onBritish Crownmark paper.”2012: The Cultural Arts Center (originally the1861 State Armory…) made a time capsule callingfor small works by local artists to beopened @ the Columbus Ter-centennial. I rememberedMark Gunderson made us thesehermetically sealed “Artis-tic Licenses”& I suggestedwe includethem.(Magazine)
  • 24. 2007 FDiMagazine rankedColumbus #3 inU.S. for“Cities ofthe Future.”Original B&W byLouis Goodwin(Columbus Dispatch)Columbus: Americas Crossroads (1980)By Betty Garrett (with Ed Lentz) is one place you can readthe letter John Deshler wrote in 1915 & placed in the cornerstoneof the Deshler Hotel when the older Deshler Block was leveled. Theletter is addressed "TO THE OWNER OF THIS PROPERTY WHEN THIS BOX ISOPENED" - a wonderful letter to the person who would be tearing downhis hotel (Included in the box he also placed the letters hisgrandmother Betsy Green Deshler, an early Columbus settler, wrote to herfamily back east about the Columbus wilderness). Johns eloquent letter (hewas 62 at the time) is wise in future ruminations & it has such empathy. Johndied in 1929. (We visit his tombstone in Green Lawn Cemetery regularly.) Hisfuture predictions seem so much more grounded than the 1962 article featuredin this book.Deshlers hotel was razed in 1969, and the new owner of the site wrotean equally eloquent letter back: "to John G. Deshler, wherever he maybe." "There is no cornerstone for your letter because right now, thesite your family owned for 160 years is a parking lot for auto-mobiles.... Which is as fitting to the Columbus we know todayas your hotel was to the Columbus you knew."Happy Old Year.2012 went away last night, on to the next milestone, in this case wechoose 2062:PREDICTIONS SNIPPETS: Alana Shock predicts people will finallyunderstand that tomatoes will never taste good in the winter. Giventransportation costs, we will go back to seasonal availability ofcrops.Our luxury of transportation abuse will be much more closelymonitored; I hope for the return of trains & streetcars. MaybeCanadian Geese drumsticks will be available. My (milder) anxietyconcerning sun, heat & drought will worsen.I got lots of frightening dystopian predictions. My favorite isfrom David Holtek: "Food that when you eat it makes anadvertisement play in your head!"Several people mentioned versions of the citybecoming densely settled while the outer belthousing developments will become a ghost town.I asked Gary Hickman @ the sewer plant abouthis predictions, since grey water buildingsare already happening & with the preciousnessof water, a central agency will be even moreneccesary. The greatest control he sees willbe the laws and government controlling whatcan be put down the drain. (”Big Brother”puts a camera in the toilet?)Speciallicense plates onColumbus police cars call atten-tion to sesquicentennial celebration.On November 15, 2011 we wentto the 150th birthday for thestatehouse. Coinciden-tally the date wasalso my mom’sbirthday: RuthStary Boleturned88!
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  • 28. MY APPROACH: I began the images after 5 months of intensive research and mydiscoveries. I wanted to suggest the overwhelming complexity of the history Iuncovered by constructing crowded images spanning times. It would beimpossible to convey such a scope in my pages, so these snippets follow thesubjects that piqued my particular slant, both major and minutia alike &without rose-colored glasses. The title comes from a page in a thrift find: a1930s–1940s Columbus Dispatch salesman course book. The graphics are stark,humorous but with a strange sense of mind control! These images were oneearly influence for this book. I used the word "photogenic" in the title, aword used by early photographer Henry Fox Talbot to describe images thatreside somewhere between photographs and drawing/painting. All of theimages you see come directly from my research. Early on, I realized Iwasn’t making finished drawings, I needed to continue research all thewhile fleshing out the pages, & finally concocting them in the computer.Thanks computer. I know people who have spent muchmore time studying this place than I will finderrors in my facts, I have tried to avoid this — &I might dare you to take a look at theincredible underbelly of thisplace.There is so much I wanted to include but have simply run out oftime. For example: A page utilizing the family tree or genealogychart image as a device for visualizing the complicated history ofbanks &/or newspapers in this town which include all kinds ofliaisons, mergers & takeovers.I wanted to do something about our grocery stores too (maybe aGiant Eagle clawing a Big Bear).I couldn’t find the right place for this 1780s map which showsthe future site of Columbus as a refugee tract — shapedsomething like a mini Tennessee - given to compensate Canadiansympathizers with the Americans during the Revolutionary War.5th Avenue was the north boundary & Refugee Road - I alwayswondered about the origin of its name — was the southernborder. From the Olentangy River it stretched 40 miles east.It seems to me, war & water have made this town.I wanted to do a page on the history on preserving thehistory of Columbus. For instance, in one library Icould take out an 1850s book on the penitentiary for 2weeks. In another, only pencil & paper are allowedinto the room itself, and you look at one document ata time. Even the history of how collections havemorphed into new systems is fascinating.I wanted to fit in apicture of the WhiteCastle Systemsbuilding on W.Goodale St.I can’t believe Ididn’t write aboutthe KeltonHouse, but youshould take atour......is the address forthis Columbusinstitution. Iwanted to do a pageabout companiesthat have stood thetest of time.
  • 29. There is no betterplace to go for asecluded respite fromthe daily day than apicnic and a strollthrough the BrownPet Cemetery, but beprepared for it to bemore emotional than youthought. I have beenvisiting for 20 years.We had a picnic in the cemetery onehot summer day. The police kicked usout at dusk & as the cars exited thepull-around, we each had a vision ofa large buck deer that had been hitby a car so recently that there wasno smell waftingthrough ourpicnic onthat hotsummernight.The pet cemetery on Sawyer Rd. at the Columbus airport isremarkable. (Get to the post office & keep going under therunway, go right at the stop sign, you will see it on your left).It appears to be surrounded by airport lands. In fact, standingin the back of the place near the ravine, planes seem to becoming in right next to you. Looking down at the ravine & thecreek below, we could see where someone had taken the vandalizedmonuments & made small satellite plots with the tossed outstones.Brown Pet Cemetery has so many flavors. There is a pedigreepup section, & the regimented military-style stones look thepart. Then there are the manyDo-It-Yourselfers utilizinginventive materials. One of myfavorites now all washed away& falling apart, is for Kutia.The cat’s wooden & cementmonument comescompletewith a bootcleaningbrush for a decoration (???).I love that the owners madea wooden birdhouse with theircat’s name on it in the pinetree near by so Kutia couldcontinue her favorite pastime.There are the monumentsemulating the humancounterparts in yourtypical Victorian cemetery(some graves are almost 100years old) & in general,the pain of the inscribedwords to these dear petscut to the bone.
  • 30. PicnicAtTheWaitingatPortColumbusAirport?Visitthishundredyear-plusgigundopetcemetery.CallingallVANDALSPleaseSTOPKutiahas goneto rack &ruin but,they putup a birdhouse forsuper-naturalhunts.
  • 31. I want to thank Finding Time: ColumbusPublicArt2012 for this rewardingopportunity, especially Malcolm Cochran, Program Director, along with ShellyWillis, Dow Kimbrell, Diane Nance and Jennifer McNally. The fascinating,exotic and sobering discoveries of this project have given even greater depthand richness to the experience of living in Columbus, my adopted city.Thanks to all the public institutions and individuals whose help wascritical in completing this book:Mary Albrecht / for Doo-Dah Parade photographsJoe Blundo / Columnist, The Columbus DispatchWillis Brown / Bronzevillian and President,Bronzeville AssociationKevin Gleich / Operator, and Anthony Kohler,Plant Manager, Dublin Road Water Treatment PlantGary Hickman / Plant Manager, Jackson Pike WastewaterTreatment PlantEd Lentz / HistorianFather Kevin Lutz / Director, Jubilee Museum and CatholicCultural CenterJeffrey Lyttle / Chase BankChris Metheney / Historic Site Manager, Ohio Statehouse MuseumJennifer Morehart / Archivist, Columbus Jewish Historical SocietyDoug Motz / Board President, Columbus Historical SocietyFred Scruton / for the photograph of Jim Beoddy at ComfestChris Steele / Citizens for a Better SkylineDoreen Uhas-Sauer / Columbus Landmarks FoundationMichael Wilkos / Senior Community Research and GrantsManagement Officer, The Columbus FoundationChristian Zacher / Professor Emeritus, Department of History,The Ohio State UniversityColumbus Paper Postcard and Book ShowMatchbook collectionsChris Conti , Ann & Mark Gunderson, and MJ BoleFOR RESEARCHColumbus Metropolitan LibraryLibrarians at the Main Library / Julie Callahan andScott Caputo , along with Bonnie Chandler,Nancy Kangas, Russ Pollitt, and Nick Taggartat the Hilltop Branch / Cynthia AndersonGrandview Heights Public LibraryOhio Historical SocietyTutti Jackson, Project CuratorArchive of photographs of the salvage of the Ohio Penitentiaryby Jack RosenfeldOhioana LibraryState Library of OhioThe Ohio State University ArchivesMichelle Drobik, Curator(including the one of me wearing a merkinand asking “Is this ok?”)(especially)(especially)
  • 32. Ohio Environmental Protection Agencywww.epa.state.oh.usUndergroundColumbuswww.undergroundcolumbus.comForgotten Ohiowww.forgottenoh.comFOR COMMENTARY & FEEDBACK ALONG THE WAYCandace BlackMalcolm CochranKendra HoveyMike Rep HummelSherrill MasseyFOR DESIGN & PRODUCTIONAmy McCrory / Digital Imaging Specialist, Preservation Department,The Ohio State University Libraries, took the high qualityphotographs of my images.Eric Nassau / helped with many of the initial transfers. Withouthis careful work, I could have never completed this book in thegiven time.Kelly Crowe / picked up the slack when Eric and I got boggeddown in production.Colin McDonald, Amanda Lake, Chris Castorano and Scott Litch /allowed me to realize what I envisioned in my head through theirgraphic design skills and useful input.Meredith Reuter / Graphic Designer, Base Art Co., designed theacknowledgement pages.Ann Bremner / contributed her editing expertise.Mark Kurtz and Fred Gamber / AM Lithography Corporation,executed the quality printing.& anyone I have forgotten…
  • 33. ombing Columbus: Photogenic Drawings for theBicentennial is one of 13 projects that comprisedFinding Time: ColumbusPublicArt2012, a programof temporary public art developed to dovetail with thecelebration of the bicentennial of Columbus, Ohio. In this context,Time and Place became obvious organizing principles. The curatorialteam encouraged artists to explore the physical and philosophicalmeasurements of time while making the city of Columbus aware ofthe passing of time, the use of time, measurement of time, thechronology of a life, world time, and the notion of temporary andpermanent. Place was defined as the core downtown: Spring Streetto the north, Main Street to the south, COSI to the west and theColumbus Metropolitan Library to the east—a small plot at the heartof our 212-square-mile (and counting) city. Within these conceptualand physical parameters, however, we sought artists whose worksrepresent the broad spectrum of contemporary public art in multipleforms and media. Finding Time projects ranged from thefamiliar—sculpture and murals—to unexpected installations, soundworks, and performances in non-traditional sites that transformedthe downtown into an open-air gallery.This book is one of two projects that straddle the realms of theunexpected and the familiar. The other is a project to commission12 composers to write new works for the bells at Trinity EpiscopalChurch. Books and music do not readily come to mind when onethinks of public art. Yet there are centuries-old conventions ofcommissioning compositions and commemorative books for civicand state occasions and celebrations. And what could be morepublic than the soundscape within earshot of the bell tower ofTrinity Church and the Columbus Metropolitan Library, one of thecity’s most public institutions?Columbus artist Mary Jo Bole is not new to the world of artist books.In addition to works on particular subjects about which she ispassionate, she has created limited-edition books about her homecity of Cleveland and has captured her perceptions of places she hastraveled such as The Netherlands and Dresden, Germany. When theFinding Time curatorial team approached her in autumn 2010 tocommission a book about Columbus, she readily agreed. We knewthat the result would be a wide-ranging, surprising, andunpredictable window onto the city she calls home. Bole is bynature an avid researcher, and she is a multifaceted artist. Sheproposed that she spend the bicentennial year ferreting out andcataloging aspects of Columbus’ past and present, making drawingsand paintings based on her findings, and compiling them in a book.The public component of her project would be placing copies in allColumbus Metropolitan Library branches and making the bookavailable at a reasonable cost.It is now January 2013, and a dummy copy of the book is spreadout on my dining room table. On visits to Bole’s studio throughoutthe year, I’ve witnessed its development. But only now, with all 48pages in front of me, do I fully grasp what is contained between itsdeceptively spare covers. The pages are dense with images andinformation. How to describe a work that exists on so many levelsand covers so much ground? And what does it reveal about thisartist’s perspective on our city? An essay in the January 5, 2013New York Times helps me out. In “Rapturous Research,” writer SeanPidgeon confesses: “I am addicted to looking things up.” Researchrapture, he writes, is:A state of enthusiasm or exaltation arising from the exhaustivestudy of a topic or period of history; the delightful but dangerouscondition of becoming repeatedly sidetracked in followingintriguing threads of information, or constantly searching forone more elusive fact.If anyone has research rapture, it is MJ Bole. And thank goodnessfor us that she has this affliction. Her delight in historical facts andcuriosities has driven her extensive research in libraries and archivesthroughout the city where she has unearthed historical images andstories of Columbus ranging from the profound and moving to theabsurd and hilarious. She has picked the brains of local historiansand hunted down artifacts and oddities in neighborhoodscircumscribed by the I-270 outerbelt and beyond. Bole has distilleda smorgasbord of material into pages where decades and centuriesoverlap and mingle. Hidden treasures found off the beaten pathcoexist with icons of Columbus such at the Statehouse and theLeveque Tower. In some drawings, she captures little-knownhistorical moments fixed in time; in others she lays bare the city ina sort of x-ray vision by which the Columbus of 1812, 1862, 1960,1989, and 2012 are simultaneously present. At the heart of thebook is the river that runs through the heart of the city: the Scioto,rendered as a timeline from its pristine origins to today. A recurringtheme of the book is how Columbus has seen itself over the courseof its 200-year history.Dear reader, you hold the results in your hands. This is anything butyour conventional celebratory coffee-table tome. Between thesecovers lie the wonderful and the remarkable mashed-up with thelong lost and dust bunnies of Ohio’s Capital City. How would youdescribe the volume that comes from her “combing” of Columbus?A work of graphic non-fiction and a richly illustrated history foradults and kids alike to pour over, it is Bole’s-Believe-It-Or-Not takeon our city. Ultimately—and in spite of its irreverent moments—Ithink you’ll agree that it is a work of deep appreciation for all that isunique to Columbus past and present, with a glimpse into the futureand forthcoming centennial years. In the end, it is a labor of loveand a lasting gift of public art.Malcolm CochranProgram Director / CuratorFinding Time: ColumbusPublicArt2012FINDING TIME PROGRAM TEAMShelly Willis Curator / Program ConsultantDow Kimbrell Curatorial AssistantJennifer McNally Program AssistantCleve Ricksecker Downtown Liaison
  • 34. Finding Time: ColumbusPublicArt2012,was made possible with the financial support,grants, in-kind gifts, volunteer time, talents,dedication, and collaborative effort of manydifferent organizations, individuals, localbusinesses, and public agencies. Programorganizers are deeply grateful to all who havecontributed to this initiative.PRIMARY SUPPORT for Combing Columbus: Photogenic Drawingsfor the Bicentennial was provided by the National Endowment forthe Arts, the Roy V. and Eloise F. Thomas Fund and the Robert F.Werner Fund at The Columbus Foundation, and the GreaterColumbus Arts Council.FINDINGTIMEFINDINGTIMESPONSORSNEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP GRANTS PROGRAMI tooka picture ofMalcolm holdingChris in ahermeticallysealed container@ The ClarkCounty HistoricalSociety inSpringfield, Ohio.