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This c1900 Queen Anne style house at 1235 W. Broad Street, the last of its kind in Franklinton, was demolished Nov. 12. Columbus Landmarks made an offer to purchase the building, utilizing our new Endangered Properties Fund. However, a representative of the West Broad Street Missionary Chapel Board (owners of the property) replied via email that they were proceeding with demolition. At the Franklinton Area Commission meeting last month, church representatives shared there is no intended use for the cleared site, but that it may be used for overflow parking or outdoor services. We are frustrated by the church's decision to dispose of an asset that if rehabilitated had great potential to serve their long-term interests and those of the neighborhood. The church donated the property to the Columbus Division of Fire for training exercises, hence the holes in the roof and broken windows. Columbus Landmarks will work to establish a relationship with the Division of Fire to avoid future destruction of property with historical significance. >>READ 11/4/2020 COLUMBUS DISPATCH STORY