Book takes a look back at Columbus

Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013, 8:46 am

Columbus' 200-year history is full of interesting and unexpected tidbits. For example, did you know that some neighborhoods were more likely than others to have elephants roaming around them? Learn more fascinating facts (spoiler alert: Charles Dickens really did stay in Columbus!) during an upcoming library program.

On April 10, Bob Hunter, a Columbus Dispatch columnist, and photographer Lucy S. Wolfe will share stories from their book at A Historic Look at Old Columbus at the Griswold Center, 777 High Street, starting at 7pm.

Copies of their book, A Historical Guidebook to Old Columbus, will be available for purchase.

Published last year to coincide with the city's bicentennial, A Historical Guidebook supplies intriguing stories about Columbus buildings and its celebrated citizens, stopping at individual addresses, street corners, parks and riverbanks where history was made.

The book is divided into 17 chapters, each representing a section of the city, including Statehouse Square, German Village and Franklinton. Rare and historic photographs are reproduced along with stunning contemporary images that offer insight into the ways Columbus has changed over the years.

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