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Columbus Rooftop Scenes - 1909

From The Great Southern Hotel View-4

        The Columbus Rooftop Scenes are photos that were taken from building rooftops before aerial photography became common. This particular photograph and the other three photos in the series were taken from the roof of the Great Southern Hotel located on the southeast corner of High and Main Streets. The photo is from the Library of Congress, Detroit Publishing Co. Collection.


        In the above photo the camera is looking northeast. Columbus was home to many churches when this photo was taken.

        In this 1911 map of Columbus the camera view is denoted by the blue lines.

        A few landmarks are noted.

        A closer look at the top left side of the photo.

        A closer look at the top right side of the photo. The "Old Church" in the above photo will be torn down in 1912 to make space for the new Interurban Terminal complex located on Third Street between Rich and Town Streets.



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