Historic Neighborhood Walking Tours

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Tours last approximately two hours. If the weather looks threatening, call 614-221-0227 for tour status an hour before the start time. We typically proceed if it’s light rain and no thunder/lightening. Wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella, if needed, and/or a water bottle!

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Eastgate Walking Tour
Saturday, August 19
10am-noon
$10 Members/$15 Non-Members
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Join Columbus Landmarks and the Eastgate Garden Civic Association for a historic walking tour celebrating the Eastgate Centennial!

Laid out by William Pitkin, a planner who helped create Upper Arlington and Shaker Heights, Ohio, the Eastgate neighborhood was ahead of its time in its “suburban” layout—boulevards, park-like settings, and meandering streets. In addition, Eastgate’s rich Africentric and Eurocentric history and architecture–involving early Franklin County settlers, numerous mills and lumber businesses, Ohio State University presidents and educators, famous judges, and no less than six Tuskegee airmen—makes it a neighborhood whose extraordinary past reflects many diverse stories.

The tour begins at the Nelson Mill historic marker at the corner of Nelson Road and Clifton Avenue (Clifton Avenue turns into Greenway South), parking available in nearby Nelson Park, 430 N Nelson Rd. Columbus, OH 43219, a Columbus Recreation and Parks site.

Following the tour and from noon to 4 p.m. you are invited to a neighborhood street festival on Millbrook Way at Nelson Road with food and entertainment. Join in and meet today’s welcoming Eastgate residents!

Brush up on your knowledge of the neighborhood in advance of the tour by attending the screening of the documentary, “The Legacy of Eastgate,” at Columbus Metropolitan Library – Main Branch on Thursday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m.