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

Central High School

The Historic National Road in Ohio

 
 
Central High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
1. Central High School Marker
Inscription. On the west bank of the Scioto River stands the former Central High School, now the core building of the Center of Science and Industry (COSI). The Plan of the City of Columbus, released in 1908, was developed to create a vision for the city in line with the Progressive Era City Beautiful Movement. The design and construction of the school was influenced by the reform and architectural standards set by the plan. As noted in the Central High School Annual of 1925, the first year of the new school, “This building is the center of the proposed new civic group, and as the first to be erected, furnishes the key design for those to follow. Located on the boulevard skirting the river, with a site covering thirteen acres, opportunity was given for a setting rarely afforded public school.”
 
Erected 2013 by The Ohio Nationalroad Association, Inc.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.682′ N, 83° 0.375′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broad Street Old National Road (U.S. 40) and Washington Blvd, on the right when traveling east on West Broad Street Old National Road.
Central High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
2. Central High School Marker
Full view of marker, to the left is the Broad Street Bridge marker
Touch for map. Marker is at the west end of the bridge, on the south side, at the entrance to Genoa Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 W. Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Broad Street Bridge (here, next to this marker); Scioto River Historical Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Celebration of Life (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Memorial Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); John Brickell (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Refugee Tract (approx. 0.2 miles away); Toledo and Ohio Central Railroad Station / Macklin Hotel (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Additional keywords. Old National Road
 
Categories. ArchitectureEducation
 
Central High School image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
3. Central High School
Photo of the building
Central High School image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
4. Central High School
The yearbook and pictures
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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