The LeVeque Tower Reborn

Join Columbus Landmarks Foundation for a celebration recognizing THE LEVEQUE TOWER REBORN Thursday, July 21, 2016 5:30-8:00 PM The LeVeque Tower, 50 West Broad Street $75  Columbus Landmarks Member/Young Professional $85  Non-Member $100 VIP limited includes penthouse              dessert/champagne Columbus Landmarks is celebrating a classic building reborn – the “King of Buildings” and 47-story Art Deco […]

Date Your House Workshop

Columbus Landmarks Foundation and Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Local History & Genealogy Division are partnering to present a free workshop on Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Columbus Metropolitan Library – Main Library. Unless you happen to be a descendant of the original owner, tracing the history of an older house can […]

Downtown Modern Walking Tour

It’s a mod, mod, mod city … glimmering office buildings, integrated landscapes, newfangled interstate highways, and evidence of the past. Explore Columbus’ transformation from a 19th century town to a mid-20th century city on Thursday, July 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Walking through what was once the northern part of German Village, we’ll discuss the role […]

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 […]

Seasonal Walks at Green Lawn Cemetery

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 […]

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

The University Area Review Board will review an application for a Certificate of Approval for the proposed OSU Campus Area North High Street redevelopment at their meeting tonight, January 21. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Northwood & High Building, 2231 North High Street. The proposed development impacts 1892-1928 North High […]

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 […]

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 […]