Finalists Announced For 25th James B. Recchie Design Award

Columbus Landmarks Foundation has announced five finalists for the 2014 James B. Recchie Design Award honoring excellence in urban design: The Jack 982 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43206 Architect/Designer: WSA Studio Developer: DeVere LLC; Owner: 1000 South Front Street LLC Cristo Rey Columbus High School 400 E. Town St. Columbus, OH 43215 Architect/Designer: Schooley […]

African American Landmark Preservation Initiative Concludes With Sept. 18 Panel

The African American Landmark Preservation Initiative (AALPI) is coming to an end. Come hear the perspective of a panel of experts as they review our project and discuss its implications for future community based research activities. African American Landmark Preservation Initiative Panel Discussion Thursday September 18th   6:00 p.m. Columbus Metropolitan Main Library Auditorium 96 S. […]

Free Art Walks & Landmark Talks Offered Weekly

Columbus Landmarks is once again joining forces with Columbus Public Health to offer free guided Art Walks & Landmark Talks through October. The free, one-hour walking tours are made possible with support from the Ohio Humanities Council.  Tours are offered weekly on Monday evenings and some Sunday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Some dates have two walks […]

2014 Most Endangered Buildings List

Columbus Landmarks has developed an inaugural 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 […]

Home Preservation: New Program Offers Low-Interest Loans

Our mission: Columbus Landmarks advocates for, promotes and preserves Columbus landmarks and neighborhoods. Since 1977, Columbus Landmarks has helped preserve the best of our past while recognizing creative re-use and new design consistent with our mission. We are very excited to introduce a public-private partnership with the city of Columbus to help residents preserve their […]

Columbus Landmarks Bookstore

Kick back with a selection from Columbus Landmarks’ bookstore. Enjoy these books by our very own Tom Betti, Conrade Hinds, Ed Lentz and Doreen Uhas Sauer. The authors are pleased to sign your copy! 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 […]

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, […]