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Like a trip to the antique store. Images, artifacts, and stories of life in the University District in Columbus, Ohio from the past 150 years and much, much more.

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columbusdispatch:

This year’s Ohio State Fair butter sculpture has been unveiled!
You might wonder what a trilobite, a can of tomato juice and a deer have to do with one another.
The sculpture this year depicts symbols and signs associated with Ohio.
More explanation and photos at Dispatch.com…
Photo courtesy of the Ohio State Fair

columbusdispatch:

This year’s Ohio State Fair butter sculpture has been unveiled!

You might wonder what a trilobite, a can of tomato juice and a deer have to do with one another.

The sculpture this year depicts symbols and signs associated with Ohio.

More explanation and photos at Dispatch.com

Photo courtesy of the Ohio State Fair

Aerial view of the Ohio State Fairgrounds from the 1930s. View is from the southeast, somewhere over Clara & E. 11th.
Seventy-seven years later—just like the fair itself—much has changed but much remains the same.
The 161st Ohio State Fair starts tomorrow!

Aerial view of the Ohio State Fairgrounds from the 1930s. View is from the southeast, somewhere over Clara & E. 11th.

Seventy-seven years later—just like the fair itself—much has changed but much remains the same.

The 161st Ohio State Fair starts tomorrow!

December 1985 advert for the Roxy Theater, 2159 N. High.
This pretty much says it all about this venue.
More about the Alhambra/World/Roxy, campus’ longest-lived motion picture theater, here.

THIS WEEK IN UNIVERSITY DISTRICT HISTORY

1917- Alien enemies (German nationals) banned from campus, restricted in University District by order of the US Government. July 25.

1927- Smith’s Dance Pavilion, N. 4th St at Iuka, offers alternatives for dance fans weary of The Charleston. July 24.

1929- Standing-room-only in sweltering downtown courtroom as Ohio State professor Dr. James Snook goes on trial for the murder of his student lover. July 22.

1934- Hottest day of the hottest month of the hottest summer in Ohio history. Columbus hits 106°F. July 21.

1970- University spends over $10,000 ($61,000 in 2013 dollars) for fences, lighting, access control, and security to guard against future student riots. July 23.

1978- Joey! Johnny! Dee Dee! Tommy! The Ramones return to thrill Columbus punks at Café Rock and Roll, 1423 N High. July 21.

1985- Original Big Bear supermarket at 386 W. Lane Ave. closes, demolished to make way for Riverwatch Tower. July 25.

michaelallanleonard:

Malcolm Smith, 1949

What the hell kind of flashlight is that?

michaelallanleonard:

Malcolm Smith, 1949

What the hell kind of flashlight is that?

(via pulpexplosion)

Beatnik Wanton (1964). Another Don Elliott sex title.
mudwerks:

"…a sex-ride to hell!" (by alittleblackegg)

Don Elliott [Robert Silverberg]. Nightstand Books, 1960. Cover by Harold W McCauley.

mudwerks:

"…a sex-ride to hell!" (by alittleblackegg)

Don Elliott [Robert Silverberg]. Nightstand Books, 1960. Cover by Harold W McCauley.

Woman Chaser (1961) by Don Elliott, author of The Flesh Peddlers, Sin Mates, and Passion Patsy.
Woman Chaser luridly chronicles the decline and fall of a sex-addicted Madison Ave. advertising executive in the early 1960s.
Don Elliott was actusally a pseudonym of noted science fiction and fantasy author Robert Silverberg.