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History of Municipal Light Plant

by Ed Lentz, Director Emeritus The Columbus Municipal Light Plant was constructed in 1903 near the meeting place of the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers, in the heart of Ohio’s capital city. The plant served the city for over seven decades, until it became outmoded and closed in 1977. The building has stood vacant for 40 […]

Idea Competiton 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. What’s next for threatened buildings? We believe that your creative ideas for adaptive reuse may be a catalyst for redevelopment. The Idea Competition seeks your creativity – unleash it […]

Buildings Reborn – Municipal Light Plant – August 10

  Columbus Landmarks invites you to an exciting evening at the 1903 Municipal Light Plant as it undergoes a massive transformation and rebirth! Thursday, August 10 5:30-8 pm Municipal Light Plant 589 W. Nationwide Blvd. $75 Members/$100 Non-Members   Not a Columbus Landmarks Member? JOIN for just $35 »  Saved from Most Endangered Building status, […]

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 […]

CityWalks Columbus Guided Tours

Our third season of weekly downtown CityWalk Columbus Guided Tours begins May 6 and runs through October. These 90-minute downtown walking tours are offered weekly on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and once monthly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for members, seniors and children. CityWalks Columbus Guided Tours begin at the […]

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 […]