Mount Vernon Avenue

Mount Vernon Avenue (HMBFJ)

Location: Columbus, OH 43203 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 58.318', W 82° 58.411'

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The commercial area of Mount Vernon Avenue originated in the early 1900s as a safe haven for African-American people segregated from the primarily white community of the time. Not permitted to enter many businesses in downtown Columbus during the 1940s, a distinct economy was created, building on establishments already developed in the area. The construction of Interstate 71 through Columbus and the social upheaval and riots of 1967 injured the community to the point where many moved away. Today, Mount Vernon Avenue survives and is being targeted for economic and historic revitalization.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number102-25
Year Placed2007
Placed By2006-2007 Monroe 8th Grade Gifted and Talented Class, The Ingram-White Castle Foundation, The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 10:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 331466 N 4426510
Decimal Degrees39.97196667, -82.97351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 58.318', W 82° 58.411'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 58' 19.08" N, 82° 58' 24.66" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1346-1414 Atcheson St, Columbus OH 43203, US
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