Columbus’s industrial communities : Olentangy, Milo-Grogan, Steelton

By  Tom Dunham

Columbus's industrial communities : Olentangy, Milo-Grogan, Steelton / Tom Dunham
Added January 11, 2017

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 formation, growth and decline as the larger city grew around them creating forces that made their survival untenable. These forces involved transportation changes, corporation consolidation, racial composition, immigrant decline and changing residential patterns. –from

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