Green Lawn Walk For Restoration

Columbus Landmarks and the Friends of Green Lawn Cemetery together host quarterly, seasonal walking tours that focus on the history and natural beauty of Central Ohio’s preeminent 19th century cemetery with interpretive help from a naturalist and a historian. Please join us Sunday, January 29 from 2-4 p.m. for a Green Lawn Walk for Restoration. […]

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 […]

Hallelujah Tour of Churches

  Thank you to everyone who attended the December 3 tour and to our wonderful host sites and volunteers! If you missed the tour, please know that the downtown churches welcome you to attend their services anytime. If you have not yet visited the renovated Columbus Metropolitan Main Library, stop by during the holidays for […]

New Ideas For Endangered Buildings

Columbus Landmarks publishes an annual list of Most Endangered Buildings to build awareness of our city’s architectural heritage at risk of demolition, destruction or irreparable damage. Recently we hosted an idea competition seeking creative ideas for preserving the 13 buildings featured on the 2016 list and received 150 entries. The entries were displayed at an […]

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 […]

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 […]

Most Endangered Buildings

Columbus Landmarks announced its third annual Most Endangered Buildings List in May 2016 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 […]

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 […]