Get to Know Southern Orchards
As part of our three-year strategic plan, we have identified five neighborhoods that have experienced disinvestment in the past and that could benefit from more historic preservation. These neighborhoods include the South Side, Hilltop, Milo-Grogan, Linden, and King-Lincoln-Bronzeville. On Feb. 1 and Preservation Director and architect Susan Keeny, kicked off the program and met with the Southern Orchards Civic Association, on the city’s South Side, to learn more about the community, introduce members to Columbus Landmarks, and to explain the resources we can provide as the neighborhood continues revitalization efforts. The community is known for its charming, walkable streets filled with early 20th century wood-framed and brick houses. Revitalization can be seen throughout as a result of programs sponsored by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, to the north, and through the hard work and commitment of residents and neighborhood associations. Southern Orchards Civic Association: https://www.southernorchardscivic.com/home
Paul R Fishel Jr – February 6, 2022
Gee whiz Landmarks; you folks are late to the Southern Orchards game. The United Methodist Church and Community Development for All People have been working in the area for almost twenty years. I believe CD4AP began with a Free Store and expanded. At one time they were remodeling fourteen houses in the area. They got some of the movers-and-shakers who had grown up in the area to contribute. I know this because I did some accounting project work for them from 2003 – 2012. Surely, you can call Reverend John Edgar and learn more. Unless, of course, he was at the meeting.