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On that day the legislature carried out a special act , which granted legislative authority to the city council and judicial authority to the mayor. Elections were held in April of that year, with voters choosing one John Brooks as the first mayor. In , the Columbus and Xenia Railroad became the first railroad into the city, followed by the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad in Rail traffic into Columbus increased—by , eight railroads served Columbus, and the rail companies built a new, more elaborate station.
On January 7, , the Ohio Statehouse finally opened after 18 years of construction. Before the abolition of slavery in the South in , the Underground Railroad was active in Columbus; led, in part, by James Preston Poindexter.
It housed 26, troops and held up to 9, Confederate prisoners of war at Camp Chase , at what is now the Hilltop neighborhood of west Columbus. Over 2, Confederate soldiers remain buried at the site, making it one of the North's largest Confederate cemeteries. Infantry organized and trained. By the end of the 19th century, Columbus was home to several major manufacturing businesses. The city became known as the "Buggy Capital of the World," thanks to the two dozen buggy factories—notably the Columbus Buggy Company, founded in by C.
Bush presided over the Buckeye Steel Castings Company. Columbus was also a popular location for labor organizations. Today the Ohio State's theater department has a performance center named in his honor, and his youthful home near the Discovery District is on the National Register of Historic Places. Those working to construct the project included Jeremiah O'Shaughnessy , name-bearer of the Columbus metropolitan area's O'Shaughnessy Dam. This invention helped drastically reduce typhoid deaths.
The essential design is still used today. Columbus earned one of its nicknames, The Arch City, because of the dozens of wooden arches that spanned High Street at the turn of the 20th century.
The arches illuminated the thoroughfare and eventually became the means by which electric power was provided to the new streetcars.
The city tore down the arches and replaced them with cluster lights in but reconstructed them from metal in the Short North district in for their unique historical interest.
On March 25, , the Great Flood of devastated the neighborhood of Franklinton, leaving over ninety people dead and thousands of West Side residents homeless.
To prevent flooding, the Army Corps of Engineers recommended widening the Scioto River through downtown, constructing new bridges, and building a retaining wall along its banks. With the strength of the post- World War I economy, a construction boom occurred in the s, resulting in a new Civic center , the Ohio Theatre , the American Insurance Union Citadel , and, to the north, a massive new Ohio Stadium. In , the association's name was changed to the National Football League.
The effects of the Great Depression were less severe in Columbus, as the city's diversified economy helped it fare better than its Rust Belt neighbors. World War II brought many new jobs and another population surge.
This time, most new arrivals were migrants from the "extraordinarily depressed rural areas" of Appalachia , who would soon account for more than a third of Columbus's growing population. The construction of the interstate highway signaled the arrival of rapid suburb development in central Ohio. To protect the city's tax base from this suburbanization, Columbus adopted a policy of linking sewer and water hookups to annexation to the city. Efforts to revitalize downtown Columbus have had some success in recent decades,  though like most major American cities, some architectural heritage was lost in the process.
In the s, landmarks such as Union Station and the Neil House Hotel were razed to construct high-rise offices and big retail space.
The National City Bank building was constructed in , as well as the Nationwide Plazas and other towers that sprouted during this period. The construction of the Greater Columbus Convention Center has brought major conventions and trade shows to the city.
The United States foreclosure crisis forced the city to purchase numerous foreclosed, vacant properties to renovate or demolish them—at a cost of tens of millions of dollars.
As of February , Columbus had 6, vacant properties, according to city officials. Military aviators from Columbus distinguished themselves during World War I. After the war, Port Columbus Airport became the axis of a coordinated rail-to-air transcontinental system that moved passengers from the East Coast to the West.
Following the failure of a bond levy in to build the airport, Lindbergh campaigned in the city in , and the next bond levy passed that year. Among the 19 passengers on that flight was Amelia Earhart ,  with Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone attending the opening ceremonies. In , Ohio native Geraldine Fredritz Mock became the first woman to fly around the world, leaving from Columbus and piloting the Spirit of Columbus.
The confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers occurs just north-west of Downtown Columbus. Columbus is considered to have relatively flat topography thanks to a large glacier that covered most of Ohio during the Wisconsin Ice Age. Tributaries to Alum Creek and the Olentangy River cut through shale, while tributaries to the Scioto River cut through limestone.
According to the United States Census Bureau , the city has a total area of The city's climate is humid continental Köppen climate classification Dfa transitional with the humid subtropical climate to the south characterized by hot, muggy summers and cold, dry winters. Columbus is within USDA hardiness zone 6a.
Winter snowfall is relatively light, since the city is not in the typical path of strong winter lows, such as the Nor'easters that strike cities farther east. It is also too far south and west for lake-effect snow from Lake Erie to have much effect, although the lakes to the North contribute to long stretches of cloudy spells in winter. Columbus is subject to severe weather typical to the Midwestern United States. Severe thunderstorms can bring lightning , large hail and on rare occasion tornadoes , especially during the spring and sometimes through fall.
A tornado that occurred on October 11, caused F2 damage. In , whites made up Although the Asian population is diverse, the city's Hispanic community is mainly made up of Mexicans , though there is a notable Puerto Rican population. Due to its demographics, which include a mix of races and a wide range of incomes, as well as urban, suburban, and nearby rural areas, Columbus is considered a "typical" American city, leading retail and restaurant chains to use it as a test market for new products.
As of the census, , people, , households, and , families lived in the city. The population density was 3, There were , housing units at an average density of 1, The racial makeup of the city was The five most common ancestries reported were German There were , households out of which The average household size was 2.
The age distribution is For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were As of the census  of , there were , people, , households, and , families residing in the city. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5. Of the , households, The median age in the city was The gender makeup of the city was According to the " Japanese Direct Investment Survey" by the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit , Japanese nationals lived in Columbus ,  making it the municipality with the state's second largest Japanese national population, after Dublin.
According to Sperling's BestPlaces , Of this group, Columbus has a generally strong and diverse economy based on education, insurance, banking, fashion, defense, aviation, food, logistics, steel, energy, medical research, health care, hospitality, retail, and technology.
In , it was one of the 10 best big cities in the country, according to Relocate America, a real estate research firm. During the recession beginning in late , Columbus's economy was not impacted as much as the rest of the country, due to decades of diversification work by long-time corporate residents, business leaders, and political leaders.
The administration of former mayor Michael B. Coleman continued this work, although the city faced financial turmoil and had to increase taxes, allegedly due in part to fiscal mismanagement. Including city, county, state, and federal employers, government jobs provide the largest single source of employment within Columbus.
In , the city had four corporations named to the U. Wendy's and White Castle are also headquartered in Columbus. Major foreign corporations operating or with divisions in the city include Germany-based Siemens and Roxane Laboratories , Finland-based Vaisala , Tomasco Mulciber Inc.
This plot formed Capitol Square, which was not part of the city's original layout. A broad and low central pediment supports the windowed astylar drum under an invisibly low saucer dome that lights the interior rotunda. There are several artworks within and outside the building, including the William McKinley Monument dedicated in Relations between the legislature and the architects were not always cordial: Kelly, who introduced heating and an ingenious system of natural forced ventilation, was dismissed because the commissioners found his designs too lavish for the committee's original intentions.
The Statehouse was opened to the legislature and the public in and completed in It is at the intersection of Broad and High Streets in downtown Columbus. Founded in , The Jefferson Center for Learning and the Arts is a campus of nonprofit organizations and a center for research, publications, and seminars on nonprofit leadership and governance. Located at the eastern edge of downtown Columbus, The Jefferson Center has restored 11 turn-of-the-century homes, including the childhood residence of James Thurber.
These locations are used for nonprofits in human services, education and the arts. A full-scale replica of the Santa Maria used to be found on the Scioto Riverfront. Installed in to commemorate the year anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus's namesake , in the Santa Maria has been removed from the riverfront to make way for the Scioto Greenways project, a restoration of the Scioto River through downtown.
Currently there are no plans to return the replica, which needs significant renovations. Reconstruction of the home is underway. LeVeque Tower , Downtown. Franklin Park Conservatory , Franklin Park. The Columbus Museum of Art opened in , and its collection focuses on European and American art up to early modernism that includes extraordinary examples of Impressionism , German Expressionism and Cubism.
Also on campus is the Ohio State University Athletics Hall of Fame, in the Jerome Schottenstein Center home of the basketball and men's ice hockey teams , as well as the Jack Nicklaus museum next door. It features over species of plants in a large Victorian style glass greenhouse building that includes rain forest, desert, and Himalayan mountain biomes. The present building, the former Central High School , was completed in November , opposite downtown on the west bank of the River.
Along with the museum is Ohio Village , a replica of a village around the time of the American Civil War. Built in , it was home to three generations of the Kelton Family and was a documented station on the Underground Railroad. In , Columbus hosted the "Son of Heaven: Imperial Arts of China," a cultural exchange display from China featuring the artifacts of the ancient Chinese emperors. Throughout the summer, the Actors' Theatre of Columbus offers free performances of Shakespearean plays in an open-air amphitheatre in Schiller Park in historic German Village.
Wu is now the artistic director of the Columbus City Ballet School, while her instruction remains in strong demand globally. Columbus has several large concert venues, including the Nationwide Arena and Jerome Schottenstein Center. In May , the Lincoln Theatre , formerly a center for Black culture in Columbus, reopened after an extensive restoration.
The city also has several theatres downtown, including the historic Palace Theatre , the Ohio Theatre , and the Southern Theatre. Broadway Across America often presents touring Broadway musicals in these larger venues. Academy Award-winning movies filmed in Columbus and the central Ohio area include Steven Soderbergh 's Traffic in Columbus hosts two major league professional sports teams: The city was home to the Tigers football team from — Columbus is home to one of the most competitive intercollegiate programs in the nation, the Ohio State Buckeyes of The Ohio State University.
The program has placed in the top final standings of the Director's Cup five times since —, including No. The Ohio State - Michigan football game known colloquially as "The Game" is the final game of the regular season and is played in November each year, alternating between Columbus and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner , an Ohio native who studied at Ohio State at one point and who coached in Columbus, was an Ohio State football fan and major donor to the university, having contributed for the construction of the band facility at the renovated Ohio Stadium, which bears his family's name.
Columbus hosts the annual Arnold Classic fitness expo and competition in early March. Hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger , the event has grown to eight Olympic sports and 12, athletes competing in 20 events. Columbus has a long history in motorsports, hosting the world's first hour car race at the Columbus Driving Park in , organized by the Columbus Auto Club.
In the Ohio State University student-built Buckeye Bullet 2 , a fuel cell vehicle, set a FIA world speed record for electric vehicles in reaching The annual All American Quarter Horse Congress , the world's largest single breed horse show,  attracts approximately , visitors to the Ohio Expo Center each October.
The Columbus Thunderbolts were formed in for the Arena Football League, and then relocated to Cleveland as the Cleveland Thunderbolts; the Columbus Destroyers were the next team of the AFL, playing from until the league's demise in Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park is notable for its re-introduction of wild bison to the park in , a herd that has grown to 11 bison that are often on view for park visitors. Also near downtown, a new Metro Park on the Whittier Peninsula opened in The park includes a large Audubon nature center focused on the excellent bird watching the area is known for.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 's collections include lowland gorillas, polar bears, manatees, Siberian tigers, cheetahs, and kangaroos. In collaboration with the National Science Foundation and with support from the National Security agency, Columbus State has created a program that is educating the next generation of cybersecurity experts. The field is expected to grow faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. When you earn an associate degree at Columbus State, your credits are guaranteed to transfer to any state college or university in the State of Ohio.
Our Preferred Pathway partners provide even more benefits like guaranteed admission, academic advising. Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. In addition, web developers may create content for the site. The Eden Contingency is a video game designed and developed by Columbus State students as a capstone project for the Gaming track of the Computer Science program. The game follows a security officer on a space station who must fend off an alien incursion.
Students on the Gaming Track develop their skill to program, solve problems creatively and — perhaps most importantly — work together as a team. As digital disciplines converge, the demand for skilled designers is growing across all fields. After studying everything from photography and web design to interactive media and branding, our graduates are well prepared to communicate ideas with clarity of thought and conceptual design.
Close partnerships with area businesses means increased opportunity for our graduates. The demand for IT professionals is huge and two-year degrees are critical to fill the skills gap between the numbers of open jobs and individuals able to fill them. Columbus State students are learn marketable skills that employers are looking, Manifest Solution counts on Columbus State grads to fill their IT positions. Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings.
Environmental and safety technicians apply the principles of science, engineering, communication, and economics to protect and enhance the safety and health of humans and of our natural resources. Job opportunities are very diverse with many graduates of the program being employed with environmental consulting firms, water and wastewater treatment plants, industrial facilities, construction companies, and governmental agencies.
Careers opportunities in this field are growing faster than average and expected to continue growing through , according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
While touring four-year universities right after high school, Caleb Auman found Columbus State. After hearing of his interest in landscape design, a tour guide at a university pulled him aside and suggested he check out Columbus State's Landscape Design and Build program.
At Columbus State, Caleb found a series of faculty mentors who helped him hone the skills needed to start and grow his own landscape business. They really emphasized being serious and professional, and were always adamant about us being very horticulturally minded. I've always been very impressed by them," Caleb says. Reflecting on his experience, Auman says that as an employer he would rather have Columbus State students than students from many other programs.
Anyone who is naturally curious and enjoys solving puzzles would be a good candidate for the field of GIS says program graduate Bamma Mellott. Patterns start to emerge and the picture gets clearer and clearer. Welding is a skilled trade that, when mastered, transforms the student from rod burner to skilled artisan.
Students in the Skilled Trades Associate Degree Program in Welding acquire knowledge and skills that qualify them for commercial, industrial, and manufacturing jobs in the welding industry.
Construction Manager, Fischer Homes. The Construction Management program helped Alogla become a well-rounded construction manager who understands all facets of a construction project. It helped him solidify skills he already learned on the job, like blue print reading and field management, and taught him new ones, like how to use Timberline estimating software, Auto CAD drafting software, and Primavera scheduling software.
Alogla appreciated that his instructors at Columbus State had backgrounds in the industry, and were able to challenge students at every level of experience. No matter how technical the field, every industry counts on facilities management professionals to keep buildings and equipment up and running.
More than just training students for a job, we educate you in preparation for a career in the following skilled trades:. Through a unique internship program, Columbus State students majoring in Interpreter Education get real-world interpreting experience with a twist. Now in its third year, the partnership began with Shadowbox leadership decided the shows needed interpreters who could also perform.
Working together, Columbus State and Shadowbox created a new course for second-year ALS Education students, teaching the basics of performing in the theater combined with sign language interpreting. Now, the department has its own two-story fire training lab simulator, located at the Southwest Regional Learning Cetner at Bolton Field. The simulator is built from shipping containers and can accommodate up to 20 students. The Fire Science department conducts three live burn trainings every semester, allowing students to practice fighting fires fueled with natural materials as well as liquid ignition sources.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the continued desire for public safety is expected to lead to new openings for officers. Paralegals form an important part of the legal profession. Under the supervision of lawyers, they conduct a variety of legal business, such as drafting documents and doing research.
Early childhood development and education professionals can make a big difference in the lives of kids. Research shows that quality pre-K education delivers lasting benefits such as improved school readiness, attention, and discipline. Stacey Little has loved basketball since high school, and her passion for the sport put her on a path to become a coach.
Little is currently pursuing a Physical Education degree at Columbus State, with a focus on coaching. More importantly, kids learn that someone is rooting for them. She teaches her Early Childhood students that young children learn best in an environment that fosters community, provides hands-on learning, accommodates multiple types of learners, and provides specific feedback.
In her own classroom, she uses the same philosophy when teaching her adult learners. The student who nominated Adams for the award said her lessons are clear, interactive, resourceful, and can be immediately implemented into any classroom. Nurses work closely with patients to perform physical exams, administer medication, interpret patient information and much more.
Our five-semester Associate of Applied Science in Nursing prepares graduates to work in a variety of settings, with an emphasis on critical thinking, decision making, delegation and care management skills. Columbus State also offers certificates for those seeking entry-level jobs or for nurses to expand their credentials. Why pay more for the same degree? When you start at Columbus State, you can transfer your associate degree to one of our many partner institutions and save big.
That way, you can graduate ready to tackle your future, rather than paying off the past. Courses range from veterinary anatomy to business communication. Students get hands-on experience in our lab and through clinical experience, and graduates are able to conduct physical examinations, administer anesthesia, communicate with clients and keep records under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian.
Mary Garrett spent most of her life in accounting to provide for her family. At 57, she decided it was time to do something for herself. So she went to college. I wanted something I could enjoy. After a year, she moved on to a position with Southeastern Correctional Facility.
When many of her peers are starting to think about retirement, Garrett still loves her work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , the health care industry is projected to add 2. Many careers in the health care field require only an associate degree, and range from nursing to dental hygiene to respiratory therapy. Networking helped this Columbus State student engage in scientific research and discover a new passion. Slack took some courses at Columbus State during her junior year of high school, and she enjoyed the experience so much that she decided to enroll here to earn her associate degree.
That decision allowed her to forge connections with advisors and teachers early on, and opened the door to new opportunities. Slack aspires to own her own herbal remedy business one day, so she can educate others about the benefits of herbal treatments and create her own affordable yet effective remedies.
Initially, Emily Holbrook assumed she would attend Ohio State University her freshman year of college. But when she discovered the resources available to her at Columbus State — including tuition assistance, one-on-one counseling, and an active STEM Club — it was an easy decision to start here before transferring to Ohio State to study medical dietetics.
In the last decade, the number of alternative-fueled vehicles on the roads has risen dramatically and continues to increase. From individuals to corporate and government fleets, more and more Americans are choosing these energy-efficient modes of transportation. That creates a high demand for automotive technicians with the technical skills to maintain and repair vehicles powered by electricity, alternative fuels, or a hybrid of conventional fuels and new technology.
Funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the new Alternative Energy Automotive Technician Certificate prepares automotive students and professionals to step into this up-and-coming specialty.
Columbus State is committed to working with employers to bridge the gap between what students learn and the skills companies look for in a candidate. For Miller, that meant servicing and maintaining robots and equipment at Honda. In addition to teaching enthusiasts how to fly, Spencer Aviation's Ground School is responsible for making sure that the employees of a leading avionics equipment manufacturer learn what pilots need to know in the cockpit.
To create his company's culture of excellence, Mike Spencer built on the fundamentals he learned while getting his Columbus State associate degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology, and in the Aircraft Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics Certificate program.
The program covers skills used daily in the field, such as manual and CAD drafting, Building Information Modeling BIM , detailing, product selection and specification, design, the study of architectural history, and code evaluation. Graduates find positions with architectural and engineering firms, builders, developers, product manufacturers and others.
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