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Columbus's Industrial Communities: Olentangy, Milo-Grogan, Steelton
by Tom Dunham
Columbus, Ohio, no longer has industrial communities - a triad of factories, retail, and worker housing, all in close proximity and well integrated. Beginning in the late 19th century, these communities were a function of both a walking city and an efficient railroad network available for factory use. This book surveys three of Columbus's industrial communities from their ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by Authorhouse
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This book looks a 3 industrial communities that formed at the outskirts (at the time) of the city of Columbus, close to the railroad lines. The communities were Olentangy (better known to many as Flytown), Milo-Grogan and Steelton. The book contained new information on all three areas, but it was a bit of a dry read, almost like required reading in a high school History class. It also seems like the author was using personal bias in some instances - referring to the State Penitentiary as a ...more