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Preserving Columbus' Historic Neighborhoods & Landmarks

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Founded in 1977, 501(c)(3) Columbus Landmarks continues to protect places of cultural and architectural heritage making up Columbus, Ohio's identity.

Columbus Landmarks founders Nancy Recchie and Jeff Darbee working to preserve the Union Station arch in 1977.



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Preservation Services

Columbus Landmarks offers homeowners within the greater Columbus metro area free scope of work sessions on their historic homes as part of our Home Preservation Program (HPP). We help guide property owners through visioning, project planning, historic registration, and design review processes. We also manage a list of preferred master craft trades workers, available to active Columbus Landmarks members. Additionally, we administer two dedicated programs, the Endangered Properties Fund and the Home Preservation Loan Program assisting communities in their efforts to stabilize and protect residential and commercial properties, respectively. Call us today at 614-221-4508 for your Preservation Services needs!

Education & Outreach

Columbus Landmarks furthers preservation through a variety of education and outreach initiatives. From our congressionally-recognized Building Arts Studio workforce development program addressing workforce shortages on the trades to our beloved tours, Columbus Landmarks puts on a variety of high-impact programs intended to raise awareness and understanding of how preservation protects our environment, neighborhoods, and shared understanding of each other. Reserve your space within our Upcoming Events section.

Saving Endangered Sites

Each and every day Columbus Landmarks works with our neighborhoods to protect our places of cultural and architectural heritage. Each year we receive nominations directly from community members concerning sites in immediate danger of being lost. We announce this community-driven Most Endangered Sites listing each year during our Annual Meeting in Preservation Month. Additionally, we are home to The Atlas, an interactive map presenting historic places and landmarks along the spectrum of Saved, Watch List, Endangered and Lost.

Research & Evaluation

Columbus Landmarks is home to a highly accredited and diverse staff, with their research and evaluation efforts funded by the National Science Foundation, Housing and Urban Development, Environmental Protection Agency, The Institute of Museum and Library Services and numerous R-1 University teams. Staff have also served as authors, guest speakers and keynotes at a variety of high-impact forums including National Public Radio, The Crichton Club, Columbus Metropolitan Club, The Royal Society, and Technological Horizons in Education (T.H.E.).


Become A Member

Join the CLF and be a cornerstone in our movement to preserve heritage and shape our city’s future.

Give Today

Your generous contributions enable us to protect places that matter to our community. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, every donation you make to us is tax-deductible, empowering us to continue our mission of preserving the places that hold profound significance to us all.

Call For Sponsors

Join us in shaping the future of Columbus! Your support is crucial for the success of our #PreserveCBUS Annual Conference and other heritage preservation initiatives. Together, let’s safeguard our city’s cultural and architectural treasures. Become a supporter today!

Volunteer With Us!

Join our dedicated team in preserving Columbus’s heritage and shaping its future. Whether you’re passionate about history, architecture, or community engagement, there’s a place for you here. Together, let’s create lasting impact. Sign up to volunteer today!

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