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 north on South High Street toward State House Square.
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In this 1911 map of Columbus the camera view is denoted by the blue lines.
A few landmarks are noted with the new Lazarus store the most prominent.
A closer look at the building density in south side Columbus.
A second look at south side Columbus.