Time tends to pass quickly, and we often don’t notice how fast things change. In the 60s, Columbus was already a major metropolis. Ohio State University played a major role in life around here. The suburbs were growing rapidly. The downtown area was being altered constantly to make way for a changing lifestyle that involved a rapid increase in automobile use.

This footage of Columbus in 1964-65 from YouTuber gothpapa shows how much the city has evolved over time. This video includes street scenes, the Ohio State University’s Oval and Mirror Lake, downtown Columbus, and the construction of the underground parking garage beneath the Ohio Statehouse grounds. I hope this footage brings some fond memories— either your own or ones you’ve heard from friends family!


Do you remember Columbus in the 1960s? What are some of your best memories? Share them with us in the comments below!

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