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Circleville, Ohio – unveiled Part V – other street scenes from 1938

Circleville, Ohio in 1938 was trying to recover from the Great Depression when these photographs of downtown street scenes were taken by Ben Shahn. Permanents were in vogue at the local beauty shop during this time. Downtown Circleville  Coney Island hotdogs. Circleville reminisences: a description of Circleville, Ohio (1825-1840) ; also an account of the 115-year […]

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Circleville, Ohio in 1938 – Have the Industries changed? [vintage photographs]

During the Depression, Circleville, Ohio still had some business operating. Eshelman’s Feed Mill employed 150-200 men the year ’round. The pay averaged about eighty-five cents an hour. Another business, Container Corporation of America made paper out of straw and absorbed the by-product of all neighboring farms. In addition, there were still a number of canneries and […]

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Circleville Ohio – the town that changed from a circle to a square [photographs & video]

Circleville is the county seat of Pickaway County, Ohio. Christopher Gist, was the first recorded European explorer to the area. When he arrived around 1750, he found ten families of the Delaware Indians from Pennsylvania in a settlement named Maguck. Town was named after Native American Hopewell culture earthwork More European settlers by 1810 and they […]

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No heavy equipment – Mules, tractors and shovels built this ‘green’ town and provided jobs

Mules, tractors and shovels built this town When construction started on the town, there was no heavy equipment to move the earth, only tractors and men with shovels and the project provided work for them. The village of Greenhills, a greenbelt community in northern Hamilton County was built by the federal government as part of President Franklin […]

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These innovative housing designs from 1935 would rival many ‘Green Housing’ designs today!

Greenbelt towns would rival ‘Green Projects’ today In the midst of The Great Depression, a New Deal program called the Greenbelt Town program, built a series of highly rational garden cities that would rival “Green projects” today. Only three small projects were built. Greenhills, Ohio is one of only three “Greenbelt Towns” built in the […]