Wow, two identical houses tipped over.
It's a wonder that the next house is still on it's foundation.
The Scioto river cuts right through Columbus, and Broad St. is a major East-West road through it, OSU is a bit north of that...these could possibly have been college rental housing, not sure if Davis Ave. even exists anymore over the years as towns change.
Nice pic Herb. You've posted some interesting Ohio pics for a guy living "way out" in Missouri!
Must have been just after the Michigan game a few years ago (not this year).
Here is the current map for this location.
Car must have been picked up & tossed there by the water. The houses look like Point Pleasant N.J a year ago. Or Mannasquan or Bay Head or Ortly Beach. Take your pick. Pictures are one thing but when you see that kind of destruction in person it's a whole 'nother smoke.
I drove my 16 touring over to Lyons Colorado yesterday. They are finally letting people enter the town. I saw piles of cars stacked up that looked even worse. They were rolled up into little balls. You could not tell a pickup from a sedan. I stopped in town for a cup of coffee and that was the only shop I saw that was open. The state patrol allowed me to drive up highway 36 towards Estes for about 4 or 5 miles but that was it. Most all of the houses had huge piles of refuse in front waiting to be hauled away. Many of the houses still had a porta potty at the front door because the sewer plant had been damaged. The river bed was full of house hold items like chairs, tables and other items. I believe that the people have been let back in town for about a week. I understand that over half of the houses now have electricity and water
The people that have been able to move back in their houses are not supposed to put any gray water in the septic systems.
News outlets have been saying that Highway 36 has been open for two weeks to Estes, but it sure was not yesterday. The TV is saying again today that 36 will be open today.
Over 300 photos of the March 1913 Columbus flood here . . .
http://digital-collections.columbuslibrary.org/cdm/search/collection/memory/sear chterm/Doug%20Davis%201913%20Flood%20Collection/field/source/mode/exact/conn/and /page/1
This link has the same houses taken from a different angle: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/03/24/floodcentury.html
Good team(s) of horses and you might be able to pull em both back up! Ok, one might have a bow in it. One thing I did notice was there is no flood line on the houses shown here.
Looks quite different 100 years later!