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The area of Columbus now known as the Arena District has undergone massive transformation throughout the years. Originally the location of a Native American settlement and most notably the location of the Ohio State Penitentiary for 150 years, this now thriving commercial and residential area has a dark past. Join us for the 86th Anniversary of the infamous fatal Ohio Pen fire as we walk the through the area and share the history, folklore and spirited stories from the Pen and surrounding area. Meet along the River at North Bank Park. Metered parking is available along Long and Spring Streets next to park, there are many also parking lots and garages in the area.
History Through Hauntings: Tales of Franklinton
Saturday, April 30 7-9 pm
Tickets: $10 members/$15 non-members
Tour begins at Harrison House, 570 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Before there was Columbus, there was Franklinton. Founded in 1797 by Lucas Sullivant, Franklinton has had it’s fair share of triumph and tragedy. Join us as we visit local sites and learn of the history and folklore surrounding the original Columbus neighborhood. Meet at the Lucas Sullivant Land Office behind the Harrison House (570 West Broad Street) at the corner of Broad and Gift Street. The Franklinton Historical Society will have the Land Office building open at 6:30pm and the walking tour will start at 7. There is on street parking nearby. Following the walking tour portion we will caravan to the Franklinton Pioneer Cemetery located off Souder Avenue for more tales in the graveyard.