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What Ohio’s Major Cities Looked Like In 1900 May Shock You. Columbus Especially.

Ohio’s major cities didn’t always look like they do now.  It’s hard to imagine what the streets of The Three C’s looked like before several skyscrapers towered over them and automobiles were common. The following vintage photos showcase what many of today’s most populated cities in Ohio looked like in the early 1900s—and the comparison is really neat to see.

Did you enjoy these photos? Do you have any early 1900s photos of any other major cities in Ohio not featured? Share your thoughts (and any photos you may have) with us in the comments below!

April Dray
Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance journalist and blogger. Written word is my zeal. I love my cat and she tolerates me.