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Walking Tour of Past James B. Recchie Design Award Winners

Take a walking tour of past winners of Columbus Landmarks’ James B. Recchie Design Award and learn about their significance in our city’s urban fabric. The James B. Recchie Award honors excellence in urban design that can be reflected in historic or new buildings and places, additions to existing buildings, parks, public spaces and public […]

North High Demolitions: Loss, Repurpose, and Art

Demolition of an entire block on the east side of North High Street in the OSU Campus area is underway to make room for redevelopment. Last week, members of the University District Archives Committee met with Erin Prosser, Campus Partners, and Curt Reyka, project manager for Edwards Communities, to identify significant exterior features on the […]

2016 James B. Recchie Design Award Finalists

Columbus Landmarks Foundation has announced four finalists for its prestigious James B. Recchie Design Award honoring excellence in urban design: Columbus Museum of Art 480 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215 Architects/Designers: DesignGroup, Schooley Caldwell, MKSK Owner: Columbus Museum of Art Cristo Rey Columbus High School 400 E. Town St. Columbus, OH 43215 Architect/Designer: Schooley […]

Politics in Historic Taverns

Join us Thursday, August 18 from 7-9:30 p.m. for an “armchair evening” of politics as they played out in Columbus’ historic taverns, hotels and public buildings. From the whispering booths and walnut outhouses of William Neil’s hotel to Harding’s poker games at the Great Southern; from the favorite restaurants of lobbyists and the legislature to […]

What’s Next? Idea Competition For Endangered Buildings

Bring us your creative ‘new use’ ideas for our 13 Most Endangered Buildings! The What’s Next? Idea Competition seeks submissions through sketch, prose, poetry, song, or any variety of medium you choose. Simply download one of the entry cards below and submit your idea in time to be featured at the What’s Next? Gathering & […]

The LeVeque Tower Reborn

Thank you for supporting Columbus Landmarks and THE LEVEQUE TOWER REBORN! Our sincere thank you to all who attended the July 21 event and to our generous sponsors who afforded us the opportunity for a behind the scenes look at the exciting renovation underway! We hope you will enjoy this 64-minute film, The Citadel, Birth […]

2016 Preservation Awards

Columbus Landmarks congratulates the six winners of its annual Preservation Awards bestowed at its May 12 Annual Meeting: James L. Keyes President’s Award to the James Preston Poindexter Foundation This preservation award is selected annually by the President of the Columbus Landmarks Board to honor a person, neighborhood, community group or business for an initiative […]

Four New Trustees Join Columbus Landmarks Board

Columbus Landmarks recently welcomed a new trustee to a two-year term, joining three new trustees elected to three-year terms at our May Annual Meeting: Nathaniel Kaelin recently joined the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) as Competitive Advantage Program Manager. Nathaniel previously served as Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program Manager, managing $550+ million portfolio of […]

2016 Most Endangered Buildings

Columbus Landmarks announced its third annual Most Endangered Buildings List 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 […]

CityWalks Columbus Guided Tours Offered Weekly

Columbus Landmarks is pleased to announce a second season of downtown CityWalks Columbus Guided Tours! This 90-minute downtown walking tour is offered every Saturday at 10 a.m. beginning May 21 and ending October 29. New this year are CityWalks Columbus Guided Tours AT NIGHT offered on the third Saturday of every month at 7:30 p.m. […]

Free Art Walks Every Monday

We are very excited to join forces with Columbus Public Health for a fourth season of free Art Walks & Landmark Talks!  This year’s line-up includes 21 walks to keep you fit and informed. Art Walks & Landmark Talks are made possible with support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and are offered on Mondays […]

Explore Historic Hotels of Columbus, Ohio

Explore the vintage hotels of yesteryear with a new book, Historic Hotels of Columbus, Ohio. Authors Tom Betti & Doreen Uhas Sauer have joined forces to document the illustrious hotels and raucous two-bit establishments in our city’s past. In Columbus, grande dame hotels like the Neil House, the Great Southern, the Hartman, the Chittenden and […]

Home Preservation: Update On Low-Interest Loan Program

Last year, Columbus Landmarks began work on a new program to assist Columbus homeowners in the repair and rehabilitation of houses that are at least 50 years old. The program will provide homeowners with low-interest loans for the purpose of making needed improvements to these historic residences. It is an exciting extension of the mission […]

African American Landmarks Preservation Initiative Report Published

The Report of the African American Landmark Preservation Initiative (AALPI) is published and available. AALPI researched and documented African American settlements in Columbus including Burnside Heights, Hanford Village, Flytown, Poindexter Village, and more. The goal of this initiative was to collaborate with existing and new preservation organizations and individuals, researchers, archivists, and others to research […]

Columbus Landmarks Bookstore

Give the gifts your friends, family and clients will love with the added benefit of supporting Columbus Landmarks and making preservation a priority! Columbus Neighborhoods Columbus and the Great Flood of 1913  On This Day in Columbus Ohio History  The Great Columbus Experiment of 1908 Historic Columbus Taverns Columbus and The Ohio State University Then […]