Columbus State University Archives and Special Collections

Historical Photograph Collection


Historical Photograph Collection


A collection of historical photographs of Columbus and the surrounding Chattahoochee Valley.


1800s - Present


5 l.f.

Collection Items

The House that Tom's Built
Tom Food's beginnings. Photo of Tom Huston's Peanut Company in 1925 and in 1928.

Dillingham Street Bridge and the River Bridge
Artists rendering of the covered Dillingham Street Bridge and the concrete River Bridge at Fourteenth Street crossing.

The Bi-City in 1928
Photo of a drawing from the perspective of the Phenix City view of Columbus. Aerial view.

New Chevrolet
Georgia Auto Exchange, 1213 First Avenue, Columbus, GA

Columbus' Motorized Fire Department
Photo showing Columbus' entire motorized fire department. Under Central of Georgia Viaduct on 13th Street. Also shows new Hook and Ladder.

Columbus Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Photo of the Columbus Coca-Cola Bottling Company and fleet of trucks

City Airport
Photo of a proposed location of the city airport.

Early Gridlock
Photo Broadway Central Business District traffic

Third National Bank Building. Columbus, Georgia
1928 - Columbus Bank & Trust Company, 3rd National Bank Building - 11th Street and 1st Avenue

The Battle of Girard also known as the Battle of Columbus, Georgia
Old Breastworks on Alabama Hills near Columbus - is often called the last battle of Civil Was was fought. April 16, 1865. Girard was what is known now as Phenix City, Alabama

Muscogee County Court House
Courthouse where the City of Columbus and Muscogee County conduct business in winter.

Started here 1925 - Toms Food's
Photo of Tom Huston Peanut Company in 1925

Growth of Columbus
Picture showing Broadway at intersection of 11th Street featuring wide paved streets in the top image. Also, same area 75 years earlier in the two images at the bottom of the document with the old Fire Bell Tower.

Northern Business District - Broadway
Development of the north section of the Business District
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