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The LeVeque Tower Reborn

Thank you for supporting Columbus Landmarks and THE LEVEQUE TOWER REBORN! Our sincere thank you to all who attended the July 21 event and to our generous sponsors who afforded us the opportunity for a behind the scenes look at the exciting renovation underway! We hope you will enjoy this 64-minute film, The Citadel, Birth


Fort Hayes Students Seek Franklin County WWI Descendants

Are you a direct family member of a Franklin County Veteran who died in the First World War?  Fort Hayes Arts & Academic High School is looking for the living family member(s) of Franklin County soldiers, sailors, marines, or airmen who died in World War I.  The students of Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center have


Wellington Hall and Sigma Nu, A History of the North High Streetscape

>7.26.16 UPDATE – construction fencing has been erected around the buildings to be demolished. A proposed development impacts 1892-1928 North High street, filling the entire block of High between 16th & 17th avenues. Eight buildings will be demolished to make room for the six-story, 170-unit mixed use building proposed by Edwards Communities. Included in the


Pavey Block Development Plans Revised

**UPDATE: The developers will go before the University Area Review Board on March 17 with a proposal for 115 apartment units in two buildings, a 230-space parking garage and restaurant and offices, while preserving six historic homes along High Street. >>READ 3.10.16 Columbus Business First story For almost a century Dr. Charles W. Pavey was a


Date Your House Workshop – April 16

Columbus Landmarks Foundation and Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Local History & Genealogy Division are partnering to present a free workshop April 16 on how to date your house and learn its history. Unless you happen to be a descendant of the original owner, tracing the history of an older house can be a complex web. Factor in


And The Winner Is …

Congratulations to Columbus Metropolitan Library Driving Park Branch – winner of the 2015 James B. Recchie Award!   In a program at Smith Bros. Hardware, Columbus Landmarks Foundation announced the winner of the 2015 James B. Recchie Award. This was the 26th time the award has been given in honor of the late James B.


Historic Preservation Tax Credit Moratorium Removed

YOUR VOICE WAS HEARD! The proposed suspension of the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit program will be removed from the draft budget (HB64). Thank you to everyone who signed the petition and who wrote/called their senators! We submitted 1,426 signatures & 210 comments on June 12 to the Senate Finance Committee. The signatures were collected


Most Endangered Buildings

Columbus Landmarks’ 2nd Annual Most Endangered Buildings List features 14 buildings at risk of demolition, destruction or irreparable damage. These historic buildings and sites contribute not only to Columbus history, but also to the character of the community. [standout-css3-button href=””]View Endangered List[/standout-css3-button] The buildings were identified and nominated by the public, screened and selected by


Home Preservation: Update On Low-Interest Loan Program

Last year, Columbus Landmarks began work on a new program to assist Columbus homeowners in the repair and rehabilitation of houses that are at least 50 years old. The program will provide homeowners with low-interest loans for the purpose of making needed improvements to these historic residences. It is an exciting extension of the mission


African American Landmarks Preservation Initiative Report Published

The Report of the African American Landmark Preservation Initiative (AALPI) is published and available. AALPI researched and documented African American settlements in Columbus including Burnside Heights, Hanford Village, Flytown, Poindexter Village, and more. The goal of this initiative was to collaborate with existing and new preservation organizations and individuals, researchers, archivists, and others to research