Advocacy

Since its inception, Columbus Landmarks Foundation has been committed to the preservation of Columbus’ historic and architectural heritage.

Columbus Landmarks has tracked many threatened historic buildings and properties in Columbus, and has provided a forum for numerous discussions about the future of our city’s architectural legacy. Most recently, Columbus Landmarks served as an integral participant in the saving of our city’s neighborhood schools. By partnering with the Columbus Public Schools, providing technical assistance, and helping to assess the architectural integrity and relative importance of each of the 56 historic schools, Columbus Landmarks helped save 32 historic schools — an astounding achievement by any standard, unparalleled in Ohio and beyond.

Columbus Landmarks’ role as a leader in local advocacy issues is deeply rooted in the community. In 1977, demolition of the Union Station train depot-designed by Daniel Burnham, one of the most important architects in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries-crystallized local efforts into what is today a thriving historic preservation organization.
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The following list highlights some of the issues that Landmarks members and volunteers have been or are currently working on:
Broad & High Street Buildings
Centenary Church
Central Presbyterian Church
1904 Clinton Township School
Clinton Theater
Columbus Historic Fire Stations
Columbus Historic Schools
Columbus Historic Fire Stations
Council of Historic Neighborhoods
Columbus Historic Resources Commission Meetings
Columbus Quarterly Preservation Meetings
Deardurff House
Downtown Architectural Survey
East Broad Street Initiative
East Side Transit Center
Elam Drake Farm
Firestone Mansion
Fort Hayes Metropolitan School Project
Greek Orthodox ChurchGreen Lawn Abbey
Gunning House
Indianola Middle School
Neighborhood Conservation District Legislation
Old Beechwold Historic District
OSU – Lord Hall and Brown Hall
Union Station
UCT Building