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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. […]

Fort Hayes Students Seek Franklin County WWI Descendants

Are you a direct family member of a Franklin County Veteran who died in the First World War?  Fort Hayes Arts & Academic High School is looking for the living family member(s) of Franklin County soldiers, sailors, marines, or airmen who died in World War I.  The students of Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center have […]

Free Art Walks Begin May 2

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 […]

Annual Membership Meeting – May 12

The Board of Trustees of Columbus Landmarks Foundation cordially invites you to the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, May 12 at The Ohio State University Faculty Club, 181 S. Oval Drive. The Faculty Club as it now exists opened in 1939, nestled between Mirror Lake and Orton Hall. The history of the Club dates […]

Spring Walk at Green Lawn Cemetery – April 24

Columbus Landmarks Foundation and Friends of Green Lawn Cemetery are hosting seasonal tours that focus on both the art of Green Lawn Cemetery and the botanical features of this very special park. Green Lawn is Central Ohio’s preeminent 19th century cemetery, reflected in roots to the Cemetery Beautiful Movement in New England. Green Lawn Cemetery […]

We’ve Moved to 57 Jefferson!

We moved our office today from 61 Jefferson Ave. next door to the first floor of 57 Jefferson Ave., which was built in the 1870s in the French Second Empire Style. Columbus Landmarks is proud to have been a long-time tenant of the Jefferson Center for Learning & the Arts and we are excited about […]

Pavey Block Development Plans Revised

**UPDATE: The developers will go before the University Area Review Board on March 17 with a proposal for 115 apartment units in two buildings, a 230-space parking garage and restaurant and offices, while preserving six historic homes along High Street. >>READ 3.10.16 Columbus Business First story For almost a century Dr. Charles W. Pavey was a […]

Date Your House Workshop – April 16

Columbus Landmarks Foundation and Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Local History & Genealogy Division are partnering to present a free workshop April 16 on how to date your house and learn its history. Unless you happen to be a descendant of the original owner, tracing the history of an older house can be a complex web. Factor in […]

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 […]

Most Endangered Buildings

Columbus Landmarks’ 2nd Annual Most Endangered Buildings List features 14 buildings 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. The buildings were identified and nominated by the public, screened and selected by Columbus Landmarks Advocacy Committee, […]

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 […]