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Help For Older Homes

Our new Home Preservation Program is actively engaged in Columbus neighborhoods, meeting with community groups and homeowners, and working with our first applicants to the program. The program provides free consultation and technical expertise to homeowners on a variety of repair, renovation and maintenance projects that also respect the architectural character of older homes in […]

Great Hallelujah Holiday Tour of Churches – December 3

  Get in the holiday spirit with a festive tour of downtown churches! Saturday, December 3, 2016 2-5:30 p.m. Tour begins at Broad Street United Methodist Church, 501 E. Broad St. Tickets: $15 Members/$20 Non-Members     Downtown Columbus is home to many historically and architecturally significant churches representing the finest in craftsmanship and ecclesiastical […]

Autumn Walk at Green Lawn Cemetery November 6

Please note: Our Autumn Walk at Green Lawn Cemetery was rained out midway through the tour October 30, so we are offering another chance to experience this special park with a historian and a naturalist this Sunday, November 6 from 2-4 p.m. If you purchased tickets for the 10/30 tour, your name will automatically be on […]

New Ideas For Endangered Buildings

Columbus Landmarks publishes an annual list of Most Endangered Buildings to build awareness of our city’s architectural heritage at risk of demolition, destruction or irreparable damage. Recently we hosted an idea competition seeking creative ideas for preserving the 13 buildings featured on the 2016 list and received 150 entries. The entries were displayed at an […]

Billy Ireland Cartoon Depicting Southern Theatre

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra opens its 38th Season October 9 in the historic Great Southern Theatre. The Southern is celebrating its 120th Anniversary this year. Columbus almost lost this elegant and intimate “jewel box” theater, vacant from 1979 until 1996 — when private and public supporters cooperated toward an extensive 14-month, $10-million renovation, resulting in its […]

And The Winner Is …

Congratulations to the Columbus Museum of Art, winner of the 2016 James B. Recchie Design Award! The Award recognized the Margaret M. Walter Wing Addition (2015), designed by DesignGroup, the Beaton Hall and 1931 Museum Building Renovation (2009, 2011), designed by Schooley Caldwell, and the landscaped areas and creative spaces surrounding the museum, designed by […]

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 […]

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 […]