Post by Ricky_Berkey on Aug 4, 2006 7:07:24 GMT -5
Your new love of collecting Columbus postcards must be cutting into your toaster budget They do take up less space, I seem to recall a picture of you sitting in front of a garage filled with toasters? I love seeing Columbus postcards brought back home and see all the places they have been sent to.
Post by Margo CHS Class of 55 on Aug 4, 2006 9:24:32 GMT -5
WELCOME GREGG !! It's great to have another member added to this site. Yes.. the Galbraith name is very familiar to me. I have one postcard taken by "Bud" of " The Greeks" Fountain light and counter service area. It is undated but looks brand new and much like " The Greeks" as I knew it growing up in the late 40's and 50's. I need to take it to Club 50 so they can teach me how to use their scanner. It's on my " to do" list just not at the top yet. I also have one of the old Library front with all the steps. It only states Cummins Bookstore Columbus Indiana on the back and is in black and white. Doesn't give the photographer credit. I spent many a childhood day there exploring the racks and racks of books. May I ask is Terry Galbraith your brother ? I see Terry and his wife every once in a while. Once again so glad to have you aboard !! Margo
my link www.fbccolumbus.org CHS Class of 1955 meets the third Saturday of each month for lunch. Any Class member is invited to attend.
I will have to say that I really do enjoy collecting post cards. I have stayed mostly with Columbus cards which most can be had at a reasonable price, the really rare one's come at a much higher price. The one of the street car on 3rd St by the old Crump theater went for over $250.00. You are right about running out of room for my toasters, I have a little over 100 in my collection. My collection covers most toasters from 1909 up to the 1940's as for as variety goes. I still look for the very rare ones that I don't have, but there again you are talking big money, one sold on ebay not long ago for over $11.000, hard to believe. I still have a great interest in toasters and at this time do have 6 or 8 that I will take down and restore. Toasters like many things we use today have a interesting history.
Post by Margo CHS Class of 55 on Aug 6, 2006 7:44:29 GMT -5
Is the color on this car black? Giggle; giggle; now that's a picture that looks like it had been taken by Margo !! I apologize George !! My computer is very slow downloading pictures and when I first looked at this the whole area was BLACK . Now if I exercise patience... DUH !! and I'm not even blonde - - at least not yet .
BTW I heard from a friend last night that they had moved everything out of " The Greeks " and it will not be reopening. SAY IT ISN'T SO...PLEASE??
Post by Ricky_Berkey on Aug 6, 2006 9:26:53 GMT -5
I heard from a friend last night that they had moved everything out of " The Greeks " and it will not be reopening. SAY IT ISN'T SO...PLEASE??
Margo...IT ISN'T SO! You scared me so I went downtown to peek thru the windows and Columbus's/Zaharako's treasures are still there. What the fututre holds, I don't know. I was at Neighborfest thursday and there was a crew inside cleaning up the interior, even washing the front windows. Whether that means re-opening, a sale of the business or an auction of the contents is the source of many recent rumors. If anything deserves a community historic preservation effort it is this building and it's contents. Can you imagine how great it would be for our grandkids to have it here for another 100 years.
Neat Olds!!!! I was in CA when they came out and what I didn't see on the car in the postcard, were the 'very popular' flipper hubcaps. Out here those hubcaps were 'hot numbers' and mattered not the kind of car you drove, having Olds flippers was the 'in' thing. Unfortunately, one didn't keep them long, as there were 'some' who patronized the 'Midnight Auto Supply,' and usually they were stolen, only to show up another day on someone else's car. Repeat the scenario over and over. Unless you were 'into' taking them off the car when you weren't driving it.
New screen name, same me---Nanc, emails should go to "Nanc" as on the members list. Thanks. Have a super day!
Post by Margo CHS Class of 55 on Aug 6, 2006 12:08:43 GMT -5
CONGRATULATIONS RICKY !! from the Peanut Gallery ;D ;D ... As for honors and Benefits ..May I nominate you to chair the next EVENT ?? It has been a great pleasure for me to meet you in person and looking forward to the City Cemetery Tour when it turns cooler.
You are definitely a great Asset to the Visitor's Center and I hope someday to be able to ride on a tour bus and listen to your discussion on this great city of Columbus !!! How about it planning committee- - anyone else care to join me ? I am ashamed to say I not been on the tour bus yet Anyone else guilty
I question the location of this bridge, if it is the interurban bridge it would be at the west end of Newsom St., but I see no poles or overhead power lines. Could it be the railroad on down stream about 1/2 mile at the " Jack The Bum " Location??. Now Margo, this is a old card but it is in color ;D. This card is dated 1913.
" New " Jefferson School at 13th. and Sycamore St.. I attended old Jefferson School that was on the corner of 12th. and Sycamore St.. Card is not dated, does anyone remember what year new Jefferson was built?, I believe old Jefferson was built in 1880.
George, Sure got my attention with the 10th Street entrance to Garland Brook. Just last week as we drove down Tenth Street, I mentioned to my husband that I never recalled seeing that entrance open, and here you come up with a postcard showing it. From the fence around it and even the street which looks like an unpaved road, it had to be very early. I wonder when they changed the fencing and closed this entrance. I always just remember the main entrance.
Thanks for posting this one and also the one of First Christian Church.
Re: the reflecting pool at First Christian Church. My husband and I were married there in December 1957 and the pool was still there at that time. I do not know when they would've filled it in but probably within a few years of that. We went to England in 1959 so its possible that it took place during the time we were stationed over there. I miss the reflecting pool; always thought it was so unique but I am sure it was a cleaning and maintenance situation. It wasn't very deep, just a few inches as I recall. The area is now used for picnics and various church functions, i.e. today a whole church picnic is going on now.
Post by Ricky_Berkey on Aug 20, 2006 21:13:09 GMT -5
The First Christian Church at 531 5th. St. This card shows the area were the reflecting pool was at, now a grassy area. Card is not dated. Note the old library in the background.
I have that same card and never noticed a glimpse of the old library in the background! One other big change in the building (besides the huge 2002 addition) was the covering of the openings in the bell tower with some kind of molded inserts. They were having problems with birds as well as moisture problems from all the windborn rain.
There is a model in the visitors center of what the church almost looked like, more of a traditional type of church that would have been built during that period. That architect backed out for some reason and apparently on the suggestion of young J. Irwin Miller to explore modern architecture, his family sought out Eliel Saarinen and the rest is history. For better or worse, Columbus would never gotten the national attention it received and would be a quite different place today!