Mississippi Streets: 1960s Columbus

COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI . . . A view of downtown Columbus showing a section of Fifth Street North, looking north. A Deep South Card.

COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI . . . A view of downtown Columbus showing a section of Fifth Street North, looking north. A Deep South Card.

Same view as of May 2013, courtesy of Google streetview. Columbus has done a great job preserving and revitalizing their downtown, even that great Modernist department store, Ruth’s (which looks like it got paneled maybe around 1970?) that now houses a variety of businesses including a restaurant and candy shop.

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  1. Love seeing these photos!

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  2. How gladdening Ruths obtains! And how nice that Columbus has a splash of International Style architecture in its rich mix.

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  3. That is actually pretty amazing the streetscape looks so unchanged!

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  4. Awesome preservation! And it appears they buried the unsightly power lines!

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  5. Sadly, the green tile façade of Ruth’s has been taken down, looks like being replaced by EIFS. Under construction now.

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