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5 Nostalgic Videos Of Columbus That Will Take You Back In Time

Columbus has changed a lot through the years.

If you haven’t lived in Columbus long, or you’re my age wondering what it looked like in the decades leading up to your existence, or you remember it like it was yesterday and you just like to be reminded of your own personal good ol’ days, you’ve probably looked at old photographs at the Ohio History Center or the library.

But seeing it live and on camera is completely different. If a picture is worth 1,000 words then these videos have be worth at least 5,000, right?

In these clips, you’ll see Columbus as it looked in days gone by, with glimpses of several neighborhoods including Downtown, Campus, and German Village. You’ll also see your favorite Columbus landmarks like The Shoe, City Center Mall, the Ohio Statehouse, and even the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Ready to travel through time?


Stock Footage: Columbus, Ohio 1950s

Columbus, Ohio Trolley Scenes, 1965

Scenes around Columbus, 1965

Columbus, 1979

Columbus, 1988

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see what the future of Columbus holds.


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