Friday, March 02, 2012

1905 stone bridges: historic Beechwold neighborhood

Every weekend when I drive around Columbus, I get inspiration from the historic areas.

The is the Beechwold neighborhood of an area called Clintonville.

The Old Beechwold Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places.

These stone entrances and bridges are the only remaining structures of Columbus's first zoo that was built here.  Opening in May 1905, the zoo was located at Beechwold Road and N. High Street. The zoo closed only five months later in October 1905.

Now it’s called the "kissing bridge, “ on Rustic Bridge Road.

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