Last night, just before going to bed, I decided to check the bikes on Craigslist for the 10th time. There was a Columbia road bike, probably from the 50s, for sale in my own hometown for $25. Left a message that I was interested. Did a little research on Columbia bikes and got really excited by Mr. Columbia website
that I had trouble going to sleep.
Next morning I checked my email and the poster was kind enough to let me know the bike had been sold. Have no idea whether it would have been something I would want to restore but will never know.