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 […]

Autumn Walk at Green Lawn Cemetery October 30

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 […]

Get Ghost Tour Tickets Before They Vanish

2016 Ghost Tour tickets are on sale now! For over 30 years, Columbus Landmarks Foundation has featured the original and substantiated haunted and unusual stories of what really lurks behind the city’s façade. This year’s line-up promises thrills and chills in various historic neighborhoods. Tours fill up quickly, so don’t delay!  

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 […]

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 […]

Wellington Hall and Sigma Nu, A History of the North High Streetscape

>7.26.16 UPDATE – construction fencing has been erected around the buildings to be demolished. A proposed development impacts 1892-1928 North High street, filling the entire block of High between 16th & 17th avenues. Eight buildings will be demolished to make room for the six-story, 170-unit mixed use building proposed by Edwards Communities. Included in the […]

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 […]