This streetcar was manufactured in New York for the Columbus Consolidated Streetcar Railroad in Columbus, Ohio. That was in 1888. It was converted to electric power a few years later before it was sold to the Lancaster Traction Company in 1896.
It remained in service until 1937 when the city switched to a bus system. Thousands of people came to a celebration to take one last ride.
Today the streetcar is on display at Ohio History Connect, our state’s historical society.
You can go aboard and even have a seat if you like. This was my second favorite thing to see at this museum. My favorite is a temporary exhibit about the fifties in America. Read about it here.
This porch. I just want to sit down in one of those chairs with a lemonade and plate of cookies. The blue is calming. The chairs are welcoming. The thought of a morning spent here with no place to be is priceless.