Halfway to Halloween Events

History Through Hauntings: Glen Echo Ravine Tuesday, April 28  6-9 p.m. >>BUY TICKETS $20 Members $25 Non-Members As anyone who has been on our October tours can tell you, the neighborhoods of Columbus can be very “spirited” places. Sometimes the architecture, history and lore are well known, other times they are more obscure – even […]

2015 Most Endangered Buildings List Nominations Closed

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for the 2015 Most Endangered Buildings List. Columbus Landmarks Advocacy Committee and Board of Trustees are reviewing the nominations and conducting research on the properties. The 2015 Most Endangered Buildings List will be announced at our Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 14 at St. Paul AME Church. The […]

Walk on the Wild Side – Short North Tavern Tour

Join us for our first-ever walking tavern tour – a walk on the wild side, Short North. Well, not really “wild”, but it used to be colorful in a different sense. Tour will feature three “official” stops, and lots of history and architecture along the way. Lincoln’s funeral train, Greek bootblacks, an old graveyard, the […]

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 […]

Matching Grant Awarded

Columbus Landmarks is pleased to have received a $5,000 grant from the Charlotte R. Haller, and Martha G. Staub funds of The Columbus Foundation to support development of an historic preservation curriculum for high school students. The grant serves as partial match for the $10,000 grant recently received from the Richard and Julia Moe Fund […]

1,600+ Participate In 2014 Art Walks & Landmark Talks

We have just wrapped up a season of 32 free Art Walks & Landmark Talks with Columbus Public Health! The one-hour guided art, architecture and history tours were made possible with support from the Ohio Humanities Council. Thanks the 1,600+ walkers who joined us as we explored Columbus neighborhoods rich with architectural details. If you […]

The Jack Wins 25th James B. Recchie Design Award

In a program at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, Columbus Landmarks Foundation announced the winner of the 2014 James B. Recchie Award. This was the 25th time the award has been given in honor of the late James B. Recchie, a founding trustee. The winner of the 2014 James B. Recchie Award is […]

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 […]

Congratulations to Tax Credit Recipients

Congratulations to the owners of five Columbus historic properties awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits through the Ohio Department of Development. In total, $35.8 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits was awarded to 18 owners around the state. The projects are expected to leverage more than $237.5 million in private investments. 06.26.12 Columbus Business […]

Back-to-Back Accomplishments

For the first time in Columbus Landmarks Foundation’s 35-year history, we have been welcomed into the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s family of organizations receiving annual Operating Support, with the year-long support commencing this month. Appreciatively, these grants for operations are unrestricted and we couldn’t be more excited about working in partnership with GCAC and all […]

Annual Membership Meeting

Celebrate Columbus Landmarks’ 35th Anniversary at our Annual Membership Meeting Thursday, May 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the offices of Bricker & Eckler, the historic and James B. Recchie Design Award-winning Old, Old Post Office. Tours of the building and the neighboring Central Presbyterian Church building will be available. Thursday, […]

Columbus Landmarks gets national exposure

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is highlighting Columbus Landmarks’ work in conjunction with the Weinland Park Community Civic Association’s Housing Committee and Habitat for Humanity – Greater Columbus in their online magazine. Our Field Representative’s work in Weinland Park is being showcased along with other Habitat for Humanity projects across the country related to […]

Green Lawn Abbey Workday

Roll up your sleeves and help with spring clean-up day at Green Lawn Abbey Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Columbus Landmarks Foundation joins forces with Green Lawn Abbey Preservation Association for their annual spring clean-up. Green Lawn Abbey, located at 700 Greenlawn Ave., is a grand structure built in 1927 by […]

Vacant & Abandoned Buildings Roundtable

Ohio’s Historic Preservation Community Addresses Vacant and Abandoned Buildings Problem Columbus Landmarks Foundation hosted historic preservation representatives from around the state at a May 23, 2012, summit to discuss growing concerns over maintaining the integrity of historically important neighborhoods and buildings with the reality of demolition plans for vacant and abandoned buildings. The May 23, […]