Built in the classical revival style along the Scioto River in downtown Columbus, Central High School opened its doors in 1924. Look closely at the American flag on this postcard and you'll see that the red stripes are not properly in line with the rest of the flag. With a magnifying glass you can see the cars lined up in front appear to be 1920 or 1930 models. At the bottom of the card you'll see the edge of the river. Postcard may have been made at a later time from an early drawing or lithograph of the school.
In small print on the edge of the message side it reads "Published by W. S. Harriman, Columbus, Ohio." After nearly 60 years of housing thousands of Columbus students, Central High School closed its doors in 1982. Sold and extensively remodeled the building reopened again in 1999 as a museum, the Center of Science and Industry. Nice gift for any school alumni. Measures 5-1/2 by 3-1/2 inches. Unused. Black photo frame is not included.
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