Old Zanesville

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 Zanesville has many historic structures and photos of these were captured in the book Images of America - Zanesville by Kathryn Lynch and Michael S. Sims. A selection of photos have been abstracted for this website section and the book may be acquired at Amazon.

Most of the photos capture scenes from the late 1940s and early 1950s so many of them will be recognizable from our childhood and teenage memories.

Click on any of the photos below to get a larger image.  Click on the back arrow on your browser to return to the photo gallery.



The two most famous landmarks in Zanesville are the Y Bridge and the Courthouse. (First joke heard in a Zanesville childhood: a stranger drives into town on West Main St. and asks how to get to Linden Ave.. Answer: Go to the middle of the bridge and turn left).



How many of us knew that the floors in the County Courthouse were the
oldest surviving American made tile installation in the US?  

 City Scenes

Scenes of East and West Main Street. Taken when a city street named "Main Street" really meant that it was the city's main street.  Today Zanesville's population has migrated north and many old Main Street businesses have closed.


 Does anyone remember paying 17 cents for a Saturday afternoon movie Western at the Variety theater?  For 10 cents more you could also have a box of popcorn.



Retail Stores
 Leffler's was the local hangout before we were old enough to drive.






These are some of the potteries that gave Zanesville its Clay City name.