recommended reading

 Interested in finding out more ? Here is our recommendation list that tell the history of Columbus. 

  • Advancement-Negro Contributions in Franklin County, 1803-1953, Frontiers of America, Columbus Chapter, 1954.
  • Andromeda, Sandy, Death and Devastation, 1913 Flood, North Liberty Publications, 1996.
  • *Barrett, Richard E., Columbus 1860 - 1910, Arcadia Publishing, 2006
  • *Barrett, Richard E., Columbus 1910 - 1970, Arcadia Publishing, 2006
  • *Barrett, Richard E., Columbus in Vintage Postcards 1898 - 1950, Arcadia Publishing, 2002
  • *Barrett, Richard, Made in Columbus Automobiles, Columbus Historical Society, 1996.
  • Bonowitz, Marvin, Mount Vernon Avenue, Jewish Businesses in a Changing Neighborhood 1918-1999, Columbus Jewish Historical Society, 1999.
  • Cole, Charles C., Jr., A Fragile Capital: Identity and the Early Years of Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University Press, 2001.
  • Conte, Jean, German Village, Mountain Automation Corp, 1994.
  • Custodio, Brenda & Dutton, Brenda, Franklinton: History and Heritage, Franklinton Historical Society, 1997.
  • *Darbee, Jeffrey T., Taking the Cars: A History of Columbus Union Station, Columbus Historical Society, 2003
  • *Darbee, Jeffrey T., German Columbus, Arcadia Publishing, 2005
  • Felix, James, The American Addition: The History of a Black Community, University of Michigan Press, 1972.
  • Garrett, Betty, and Columbus: America’s Crossroads, Continental Heritage Press, 1980.
  • *Gerber, Carole, Through Children’s Eyes: Stories of Old Columbus, Columbus Historical Society, 2003-
  • Harden, Mike, Columbus Celebrates the Millennium, Community Communications, 2000.
  • Historic Homes of Olde Towne, Olde Towne East, 2000.
  • Hooper, Osmond C, History of Columbus, Ohio, 1920.
  • Howard, Arnette, Listen for the Jazz, Keynotes in Columbus History, Olde Towne East, 1992.
  • Hunker, Henry L., Columbus, Ohio: A Personal Geography, Ohio State University Press, 2000.
  • Hunter, Bob, and Lucy Wolfe, A Historical Guidebook to Old Columbus: Finding the Past in the Present in Ohio's Capital City, Ohio Universtiy Press, 2012.
  • Inman, Mary K., The Fowler Family Gets Dressed, Texas Tech University Press, 2000.
  • Lee, Alfred E., History of Columbus, 2 vols., 1892.
  • Lentz, Edward R., As It Were: Stories of Old Columbus Vol. 1, Red Mountain Press,1998.
  • Lentz, Edward R., As It Were: Stories of Old Columbus, Vol. 2, Red Mountain Press, 2001.
  • *Lentz, Edward R., Columbus: The Story of a City, Arcadia Publishing, 2003.
  • Lucas Sullivant, Franklinton Historical Society Book Committee, 2000
  • Mark, Mary Louise, Negroes in Columbus, 1923.
  • Martin, William T., History of Franklin County, 1858.
  • Moore, Opha, History of Franklin County, Ohio, 3 vols, 1930.
  • *Perkins, Michael, LeVeque: The First Complete Story of Columbus’ Greatest Skyscraper, Author House, 2005
  • Quillen, Frank U., Ph.D., The Color Line in Ohio, 1913, 1969.
  • Shook, LaVon, History of the Ohio State Fair, Bookmasters, Inc., 2000.
  • Studer, Jacob, History of Columbus, Ohio,1872.
  • Tootle, James R., Baseball in Columbus, Arcadia Publishing, 2003

*Available through Columbus Historical Society.