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Plan to join us and celebrate!

OCT. 5th, 2023

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
at Municipal Light Plant

589 W Nationwide Blvd  Columbus, OH

2023 James B. Recchie Design Award Finalists

Current, Intersection of Gay & High Streets, Columbus, OH 43215
Stretching 229 feet across Gay Street, this newest art installation represents the largest private contribution to public art in the history of Columbus. Created by sculptor Janet Echelman, Current comprises 78 miles of twine woven into over 500,000 knots. The installation spans 128 feet in height, 83 feet in width and 229 feet in length. Current is visible from all four directions and varying elevations creating radically different effects and visual impact.

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Historic Trolley Barn: East Market, 212 Kelton Ave. Columbus, OH 43205
The East Market, situated at Oak Street and Kelton Avenue within the Columbus Near East Side Historic District has significant historical and architectural value. After years of neglect and extensive deterioration the property was purchased and, with community involvement, a vibrant commercial hub was created. The Market consists of several vendor stalls, a restaurant/bar and its own speakeasy, Switch, all while retaining many elements in keeping with its original trolley barn purpose.

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Jackie O’s on Fourth, 171 N. 4th Street., Columbus, OH 43215
The building was built in 1910 and served as automotive service centers, a taxi cab service, and in 2007 a brewery. Wishing to retain elements of its varied past the new owners sought to preserve many elements while delivering on a commitment to sustainability. Today the building boasts an 8,000 square-foot two-storey patio with seating for 400, an event space, brewery and tap room as well as a creative use of a former surface parking lot. Columbus Landmarks will be hosting their Building Reborn event August 16, 2023 at Jackie O’s as well.

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Open Air School, 2571 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43202
The Open-Air School, designed by noted Columbus architect Howard Dwight Smith, was sold by the Columbus City Schools after it was declared surplus. The early 20th century building and its mid-20th century addition have been turned into a popular mixed-use project that houses Emmett’s Café, Understory Bar and Lounge, special event space and a pottery studio. The project preserved the character of the building; established a strong connection to the Olentangy Trail; created vibrant outdoor terraces; and has become an important destination in the north campus neighborhood.

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South Wind Motel, 919 S. High Street, Columbus Ohio, 43206
Originally built in 1959 the South Wind Motel had seen years of disrepair. With new owners the Motel reopened with a thoughtful attention to 1959 period details with a modern twist, providing guests with a unique motel experience. Demonstrating a commitment to sustainability the motel features a large solar array on the roof with additional energy-efficient features within guest rooms.

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Nancy Recchie &
Jeff Darbee