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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mount Vernon Avenue

 
 
Mount Vernon Avenue Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2009
1. Mount Vernon Avenue Marker
Inscription. The commercial area of Mount Vernon Avenue originated in the early 1900s as a safe haven for African-American people segregated from the primarily white community of the time. Not permitted to enter many businesses in downtown Columbus during the 1940s, a distinct economy was created, building on establishments already developed in the area. The construction of Interstate 71 through Columbus and the social upheaval and riots of 1967 injured the community to the point where many moved away. Today, Mount Vernon Avenue survives and is being targeted for economic and historic revitalization.
 
Erected 2007 by 2006-2007 Monroe 8th Grade Gifted and Talented Class, The Ingram-White Castle Foundation, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 102-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 58.318′ N, 82° 58.411′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and 20th Street, on the right when traveling east on Mount Vernon Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Mount Vernon Avenue Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2009
2. Mount Vernon Avenue Marker
Looking north across Mount Vernon Avenue.
distance of this marker. Second Baptist Church / James P. Poindexter (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Clair Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Formerly Maryland Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); The Lincoln Theatre (approx. half a mile away); King Lincoln District Arch (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); James Thurber (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansCivil RightsIndustry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesNotable Places
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,268 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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