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The Ohio State University District: A Neighborhood History

What is it like to grow up, live, work, shop and hang out next to one of the nation's largest university campuses? According to firsthand accounts of Ohio State neighbors, life in the University District is entertaining, fascinating and sometimes maddening. Stories range from picnics in the University Woods and chats from porch swings to riots filled with tear gas and zoning wars mired in acrimony. The century of stories in this book reflects the shifting demographics of the district and the struggle against urban decay. Take a stroll with editor Emily Foster as she celebrates the historic homes, landmarks, architecture and collegiate culture that belong to this neighborhood like no other.

Emily Foster

Emily Foster is a long-time writer and editor. After an early career as a grant writer and administrator, she moved into freelance writing and eventually took a job as writer and then senior editor with Columbus Monthly magazine. She also served for two years as editor of Cincinnati Magazine before crossing the street into public relations. She was vice-president of Steiner-Lesic Communications, a public affairs firm, and then Associate VP for University Relations, retiring in 2008.

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