Congratulations 2015 James B. Recchie Design Award Finalists

Columbus Landmarks Foundation has announced five finalists for its prestigious James B. Recchie Design Award honoring excellence in urban design: Driving Park Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library 1442 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43205 Architect/Designer: NBBJ Owner: Columbus Metropolitan Library The Joseph Hotel, Office Building and Pizzuti Collection 620 N. High St., 639 N. High St. […]

Tour Past James B. Recchie Design Award Winners Sept. 13

Take a walking tour on Sunday, September 13 from 1-4 p.m. of five past winners of Columbus Landmarks’ James B. Recchie Design Award and learn about their significance and contribution to our city’s urban fabric. This tour qualifies for 2.5 AIA HSW Learning Units. The James B. Recchie Award honors excellence in urban design that […]

FREE Art Walks & Landmark Talks

Two to go! Hour-long, free guided tours of Columbus Public Health’s Art Walks are wrapping up for the season in Merion Village and River South. The walks are designed to acquaint you with the Columbus Art Walk markers and mapping system, but also highlight history and architectural features in each neighborhood. Put on your walking […]

Historic Preservation Tax Credit Moratorium Removed

YOUR VOICE WAS HEARD! The proposed suspension of the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit program will be removed from the draft budget (HB64). Thank you to everyone who signed the petition and who wrote/called their senators! We submitted 1,426 signatures & 210 comments on June 12 to the Senate Finance Committee. The signatures were collected […]

2015 Most Endangered Buildings

At its May 15 Annual Meeting, Columbus Landmarks announced its 2nd Annual Most Endangered Buildings List. The list features 14 buildings 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 the community. The buildings were identified and nominated by […]

Congratulations Preservation Award Winners!

Columbus Landmarks bestowed the following Preservation Awards at its 2015 Annual Meeting, held at the historic St. Paul AME Church on May 14: James L. Keyes President’s Award Georgetta Lake, for her work to preserve and restore the Theresa Building, 821-827 E. Long Street Henry L. Hunker Urban Legacy Award Friends of the Ravines, for […]

New Weekly CityWalks Tours

Columbus Landmarks is pleased to offer weekly guided walking tours of downtown Columbus every Saturday  through October. The 90-minute walking tours start at Broad and High, Columbus’ most historic intersection, and cover the architecture and stories of important highlights from the city’s frontier beginnings through its importance in the Civil War and into its modern-day […]

Thank You For The Big Give!

Our deep appreciation for all who joined The Big Give! We don’t have results yet but we are grateful to our donors and to The Columbus Foundation for the amplified funds.    

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, […]