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 is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for local Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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