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Mount Vernon Avenue
Text, side A
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.
Address
1055 Mount Vernon Avenue
Columbus, OH 43213
Location
SW Corner of Mount Vernon Avenue and N 20th Street
Coordinates
Latitude: 39.971984, Longitude: -82.973576.
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