View of 1913 Flood in Columbus Might be New Addition

NBC4 reporter Marshall McPeek visited OHS on Tuesday, May 10 and did not come empty handed. He brought a panoramic view of the terrible damage that the 1913 flood had on Columbus, including the destruction of bridges on Town, Main and Broad Streets. Go to the station’s web site to read more and take a behind the scenes tour with Marshall and Angela O’Neal, director of collections services:

Gread Flood Image Being Considered for State Archive

Recommendations to add objects and documents to the Society’s collections are made by our Collections Management Team and approved by the director of collections. The Collections Management Team will have our monthly meeting the last week of May and vote on whether or not to accept this print. Check back in early June to find out the results!

If the print is accepted, it will join hundreds of images in our photographic archives documenting flood damage state wide. Here is a partial list of our exhisting collections with 1913 flood images:

AV 121 Columbus, Ohio 1913 Flood Postcard Collection

SC 330 Ohio Floods of 1913

SC 333 Columbus, Ohio Flood of 1913

SC 334 Columbus, Ohio Flood of 1913

SC 335 Flood of 1913, Columbus, Ohio

SC 375 Dayton, Ohio Flood of 1913

SC 378 Marietta Floods of 1860 and 1913

SC 380 Portsmouth, Ohio Flood of 1913

SC 384 Zanesville, Ohio Flood of 1913

SC 911 Pomeroy, Ohio

SC 4819 Athens, Ohio

SC 4937 Kenton, Ohio

SC 4950 Dayton, Ohio 1913 Flood Postcards

SC 5660 Dayton Flood

L. Wood, Curator for Visual Resources

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3 Responses to View of 1913 Flood in Columbus Might be New Addition

  1. Oh, this is exciting! Lots of wonderful collections about that horrible flood! I’m sure you will get many researchers using these soon, as the 100th anniversary is coming up. We are expecting many as well at the Dayton Library. Are any of those collections digital/online?

  2. I have a book of Columbus Ohio flood views from 1913. It was purchased on Ebay as an item of interest but I wonder if its something you require for your state archive. Please feel free to contact me if so, Thank you.

    • ohiohistory says:


      Thank you for the offer a book of 1913 flood views in Columbus. We hold a variety of flood books, postcards and photographs in the OHS archives/library collections. I recommend contacting the History, Geneaology and Travel Section of the Columbus Metropolitan Library or the Columbus Historical Society.


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