Demolition Of Bexley Bungalow Approved

UPDATE 01.11.18 At its meeting tonight, the Bexley Architectural Review Board unanimously approved demolition of the house at 291 S. Columbia and approved plans for its replacement. With this decision, Columbus is losing a piece of history.  In November, we learned that the Bexley Architectural Review Board granted conditional approval October 12 of demolition of […]

BalletMet Behind The Scenes

Escape winter boredom on a behind the scenes tour of BalletMet, central Ohio’s premier professional dance company.  Behind the Scenes with BalletMet Wednesday, January 31  2-4pm 322 Mt. Vernon Ave. $10 Members/$15 Non-Members     BalletMet’s headquarters are on Mt. Vernon Avenue in an elegant Second Renaissance Revival style building in an area that was once an industrial […]

Winter Walk at Green Lawn Cemetery

Green Lawn Cemetery is our city’s most unspoiled resource of diverse, historic architecture. Examples of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Egyptian Revival, Neoclassical, and late 19th and early 20th century forms stretching from Victorian to Art Deco await you on a guided Winter Walk that will focus on the mausoleums in this special park. There are 33 free-standing […]

Home Preservation Program Workshops

The first in a series of 2018 workshops designed to help you care for and improve your older home will feature plaster repair. Original plaster walls have a strength and durability that is unmatched. Plaster walls contribute to the historic character of older homes. Plaster Repair Workshop Saturday, January 27  11am-1pm Rickenbacker Woods Learning Center, 1330 […]

Federal Historic Tax Credit Survives

The 20 percent federal historic tax credit (HTC) has survived the most significant rewrite of the tax code in more than 30 years. Congress has confirmed once again that incentivizing the rehabilitation of our historic buildings makes good economic sense.  Thank you to everyone who lobbied for legislative support of historic preservation. The final bill keeps […]

2017 Most Endangered Buildings

Columbus Landmarks announced its fourth annual Most Endangered Buildings List featuring 10 historic structures in peril. VIEW 2017 Most Endangered Buildings List » BUS TOUR 8/13 Most Endangered Buildings » 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 […]

Historical Home Plaques

Columbus Landmarks is now offering plaques for  homes at least 50 years old… …and research services to help homeowners determine the date of their home to be included on the plaque, if desired. The bronze cast plaque from Columbus Sign Company will cost $225 for Columbus Landmarks members and $250 for non-members. To order a […]

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 […]