PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Bumped up from the comments, it's a leisurely drive through campus from 1985.
Part 2 is here.
My senior year. Sunday afternoon Oct. 27th...probably sitting around with a headache and bar stamps all over my hands. Good stuff.
Why did they have to take Rax and Zantigo from us?
Here's an addition I know it might be overkill for some but for current students like myself it's awesome to see!
Walk-Thru Tour of Campus 1986
Thanks for the Post Jason!
No problem -- thanks for the tip on this one.
Rax still exists....There's one off the Bellefontaine exit on US 33 west of Columbus. I always make sure to stock up whenever I'm out that way.
Zantigos was bought out by Taco Bell, and so for a while you had two Taco Bell shops within a block of each other on Hamilton Road near Eastland.
The nostalgia is nice, especially since I was a student at OSU back then and it all seems very familiar. But I couldn't watch it for very long because it kept stopping and starting and eventually it just drove me nuts. I have no idea why it did that but maybe I should just download it and try again.
I'm going to make a pilgrimage. I loved that place as a kid.
GoBUcks where did you live?
I worked in Eastland Mall (at the old Recordland/Recordtown store), at the time the Zantigo was bought out and remember the 2 Taco Bells your discussing. I grew up on the east side and lived in Eastland mall as a kid. Graduated from college in 1985,,,,
I grew up and lived just south of Whitehall between Livingston and Main and Yearling and Beechwood.
It truly is amazing roast beef. I was driving from celina to columbus one day and was going to stop and get gas at that particular exit...I saw the Rax sign and almost crashed my car. I thought they were all gone.
I live in Marysville, so when you make your pilgrimage, let me know and I'll join you.
Just think how huge that video camera was they had to be using!
That's hilarious. Ohio State looks nothing like that anymore, especially south campus. Even the McDonalds had an upgrade since 1985. Pearl Alley, though, is exactly the same. Amazing. Great find.
Wow. I was 10 days old when this was filmed. Very cool.
I remember that Recordland shop very well. I think I bought a few things there when I was older but in my serious record-buying days I used to get them at Gold Circle just down the road because they were cheaper. I have fond memories of walking 3 miles from my house to GC to buy such classic LP's as Hotel California and Point of Know Return. I also used to hang out at Funway Freeway a lot and burn all my newspaper delivery money on playing video games. Those were the good old days.
I lived in a neighborhood called Walnut Heights which is South of Refugee Road and East of Noe-Bixby Road. My house was just down the street and around the corner from the house of future scUM LB Mike Boren. Nice to see his kids are at OSU now. It was pretty painful to see him playing for the bad guys.
That was a nice neighborhood to grow up in back then, but if you live there now you need a switchblade to fit in with the crowd.
No doubt, I lived in the apartments just east of Eastland on Refugee for about a year and know your area fairly well. Gold Circle,,,wow haven't thought of that place in quite some time.
So can I assume you went to Independence??
I went to Walnut Ridge for 1 year before going to St Charles.
GoBucks & Phil if I may jump in.......you guys are taking me down memory lane. I grew up in Walnut Heights as well on Lisbon Drive. Went to many of the same places growing up but have been living in Wisconsin for the last 24 years. Don't recall the Boren's but maybe that was after I left....graduated from Walnut Ridge in 77.
Make it back to Columbus once or twice a year and always try to hit a couple places around campus. Have not been back to the East Side in a long time.....think I will continue to skip it.
I am WisBuck
Been gone myself for nearly 12 years now, living in North Carolina. I get back about 2 times a year but tend to hang out in Pickerington/Canal Winchester ot the Arena District when I go.
Wisbuck you may have known my neighbor, a great HS footballer, a FB named Matt Guttman. His Walnut Ridge team I believe beat Ray Griffin's Eastmoor team for the City title back then.
I got married in a church at the end of Noe Bixby at Winchester Pike
It's funny that you mention Independence. I actually went there for 2 years back when it first opened. Back then it was a Jr-Sr High and so I went there for 7th and 8th grade before I also went to St. Charles for grades 9-11. My senior year I transferred to Hartley and graduated from there. Years later, I dated a girl from Independence and I used to go to their football games, where I was able to watch future Buckeye Roger Harper play. That guy was a man among boys on that team. IIRC, the coach at Independence at that time was former OSU lineman Steve Corbin.
I remember exactly where Lisbon Drive is. I used to ride my bike all over the neighborhood and so I knew it pretty well. Remember Frank's Pizza right down from the Convenient store? How about the Walnut Heights Packers football teams? I played for two years on O-Line and D-Line but the game was just too complicated for my 8-year old mind to comprehend.
I lived on Maybury Road and I'm pretty sure that Mike Boren lived on Jameson Drive a little bit east of Maybury. But he moved eventually so that he ended up playing at Eastmoor his last couple of years in High School. I don't remember what year he graduated but I know it was after Ray Griffin. I'm thinking he was class of '78 or something like that.
I'm a '65 Hartley grad and am very familiar with the entire east and southeast parts of C-bus. I have lived in the Carroll OH area for over 30 years. My part-time, menial retiement job sometimes takes me to those parts of town.
Suggestion: Don't take a switchblade to a gun fight.
I'm lucky to have lived in the campus area in the late 60's when BRA-LESS t-shirts were the fashion.
This Matt Guttman of which you speak; would he have been a 1974 graduate???
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