January 30, 2023

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From simple to adventurous, Columbus had options for New Year’s 1922-23

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From simple to adventurous, Columbus had options for New Year’s 1922-23

For most people in Columbus, Ohio, New Year’s Day in 1923 was a time to celebrate the coming of new times and to remember passing places and people.

The weather was chilly but cooperative, and many people took the opportunity of a holiday weekend to spend time with family and friends.

From simple to adventurous, Columbus had options for New Year’s 1922-23

Most of the churches in the city held “night watch” services on New Year’s Eve, with special programs of singing and music. Other people spent the evening in a favorite restaurant. The Oriental — at 30 ½ N. High St. “over the Kroger Store” — offered a New Year’s dinner at $1.50 per plate. People of more modest means found their supper at the Stadium Restaurant at 580 N. High St. There — for 55 cents — one received “cream of chicken soup, roast stuffed spring chicken, green peas, mashed potatoes, combination salad and tea or coffee.”