Columbus Landmarks announced its third annual Most Endangered Buildings List in May 2016 featuring 13 historic structures in peril. The purpose of the list is to create awareness of our city’s architectural heritage at risk of demolition, destruction or irreparable damage. These historic buildings and sites contribute not only to Columbus history, but also to the character of the community. Columbus Landmarks believes these buildings are worth saving!
The buildings were identified through public nomination, screened and selected by Columbus Landmarks’ Advocacy Committee, and approved by its Board of Trustees. The list will provide the organization with a priority work list for its efforts and help maintain the spotlight on the most threatened structures. Columbus Landmarks will host a “What’s Next” Design Charette to seek creative solutions and new uses for these endangered buildings. Please donate any amount to support this effort!
Of the 14 Buildings on last year’s list, one is slated for demolition (Trott & Bean Architects, Inc. at 77 W. Nationwide Blvd.); two are considered saved (Franklin Park Medical Center and Salzgaber Farmhouse) and 11 are “pending” and were nominated and screened for the 2016 Most Endangered Buildings List (Original Port Columbus Terminal, Indianola Junior High School, Kessler’s Corner Grocery, Elam Drake Farm, Holy Rosary Roman Catholic High School, Bellows School, Macon Lounge, East Pilgrim Elementary School, Columbus Railway Power & Light, The Main Bar, and Parsons Engine House #14.) Seven of the “pending” buildings are included in the 2016 Most Endangered Buildings List.
Columbus Landmarks maintains an active “watch list” of properties of concern that are not included on the Most Endangered Buildings List. Individuals are encouraged to contact Columbus Landmarks regarding buildings at risk due to vacancy, destruction or damage. Please continue to be our eyes and ears in your neighborhood!
Please donate to support a design charette that will seek creative re-use and help determine the “what’s next” for our endangered buildings. Any amount is welcome, thank you!