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

Columbus Civic Center Historic District

 
 
Columbus Civic Center Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
1. Columbus Civic Center Historic District Marker
Inscription. The historic district extends from the former Main Street Bridge to Long Street and encompasses the public buildings on either side of the Scioto River. The 580 foot long low-head concrete arch Main Street Dam was constructed in 1918 in response to the catastrophic 1913 flood. The dam helped reshape the Downtown Columbus Scioto River basin into a reflecting pool for the monumental riverfront buildings of the Civic Center, which were influenced by the City Beautiful movement of the 1890s and early 1900s. Nearly a century after its construction, however, the dam had contributed to an unhealthy environment for aquatic life and was removed in late 2013 as part of the Scioto Greenways river restoration project.
 
Erected 2014 by Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 120-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.359′ N, 83° 0.483′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Ohio Route 3) and West Rich Street (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map.
Columbus Civic Center Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
2. Columbus Civic Center Historic District Marker
full view of marker, with Scioto River in background
marker is on the “River Walk’ of the “Scioto Mile”, West Bank Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 W Main St, Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbus Feeder Canal / The Ohio- Erie Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battleship U.S.S. Ohio (approx. ¼ mile away); Toledo and Ohio Central Railroad Station / Macklin Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Central High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Broad Street Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. ArchitectureBridges & ViaductsRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels
 
Columbus Civic Center Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
3. Columbus Civic Center Historic District Marker
marker can be seen at a distance; from the Upper River Walk, along West Rich Street
Columbus Civic Center Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
4. Columbus Civic Center Historic District Marker
marker framed by the new Main Street Bridge. This is an inclined arch suspension bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 31, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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