Video: Athens of the Prairie

"Athens of the Prairie: How Columbus, Indiana Got Great Architecture" is the latest offering from Reason TV. Watch above or click below for the video, full text and downloadable versions.

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  • CE||

    Columbus, Indiana is Athens on the Prairie? That's nothing, I live in California, "Greece on the Pacific".

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Seriously, am I the only one who regularly gets an ad covering about 5% of these videos in the lower right corner, hiding many of the youtube options?

    Interesting video nonetheless.

  • Geoff Nathan||

    It's a great place to visit--you can get a pamphlet with a self-guided tour and wander from building to building (you'll need a car). The tourist bureau has two-story tall Chihuly that's spectacular. Some nice restaurants and B&B's. Recommended.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Indiana is prairie? Who knew?

    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is the Paris of the Prairies.
    Calgary,Alberta is the Prague of the Prairies.

    Any others?

  • Scarecrow Repair||

    St. Louis is the Plague of the Prairies.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Columbus is a great city. I grew up about 45 minutes from there and would travel through there often on my way to Bloomington. Love the architecture. Interesting video. File this under private wealth, and organic growth develop internationally important architecture and a beautiful city?

    Thanks, Reason. Very cool. More like this, please.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    The statue needs areoles.

  • $park¥||

    Oh look, buildings.

  • The Heresiarch||

    I watched the whole video and didn't see any great architecture. You may find some here:

    Chruches of Venice

  • The Heresiarch||

    Churches, that is.

  • box_man||

    Lived there for several years. City that small with the amenities it had was rare in the area. Incidentally, the libertarian candidate for governor of Indiana (Ken Gividen) in 2004 lives in Columbus, In.

  • Mongo||

    Interesting -- nice vid.

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