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Franklin Park

The Franklin Park neighborhood lies to the south and west of Franklin Park itself, located on the Near East Side between Olde Towne East and Bexley. This historic area is beautiful homes lining the park itself, as well as major streets such as Bryden and Oak. More information can be found online at www.franklinparkassociation.org.

Packard-Designed School Building Stands Out in Olde Towne East

 Joffre Essley Packard-Designed School Building Stands Out in Olde Towne East

One of the most influential architects of the post-Civil War era was Henry Hobson Richardson. Columbus lacks any buildings by Richardson, but does have a few that were inspired by his designs. The Fair Avenue School is one such building. Located at 1395 Fair Avenue, just south of Broad Street, it now houses the A+ […]

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At Home: Restoring a home overlooking Franklin Park

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home: Restoring a home overlooking Franklin Park

Putting an offer on a house is often a very exciting time. However, when that offer gets delayed again and again due to circumstances out of your control, it gets stressful. Tyler and Melissa Evans waited eight months to hear whether they were the owners of a beautiful home overlooking Franklin Park and even had […]

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Photos: Asian Festival 2013

 Pam Reece

The 19th Annual Asian Festival is taking place this Memorial Day Weekend. The main festival took place in Franklin Park on Saturday and Sunday, with the Dragon Boat Race concluding today in Genoa Park from 8am to 2pm. The festival promotes cultural diversity and strives to build a vibrant, prosperous and healthy community. More information […]

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Columbus Celebrates Earth Day 2013 for a Full Week

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Celebrates Earth Day 2013 for a Full Week

Earth Day 2013 officially takes place on Monday, April 22nd, but the residents of the city of Columbus prefer to celebrate all week long. Starting this Saturday, April 20th, you’re invited to “Stand Together” to participate in volunteer activities at worksites all weekend long. That includes neighborhood cleanups, tree planting, building community gardens and more. […]

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Olde Towne East Grocery Store Called for in Neighborhood Plan

Walker Evans Walker Evans Olde Towne East Grocery Store Called for in Neighborhood Plan

(Note: Article was updated on March 6th at 12:30pm with additional information.) The Near East Side is in need of a signature grocery store, according to the latest draft (PDF) of a master planning effort for the area, as presented to the community last night at the King Arts Complex. The latest update of PACT’s […]

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History Lesson: A tale of two trolley barns

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: A tale of two trolley barns

Many of the readers of Columbus Underground are incredibly interested in bringing alternative forms of public transportation to Columbus – specifically street cars and light rail. To get a sense of how the trolleys were connected into the very fabric of our daily lives a hundred plus years ago, it may be of interest to […]

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Photos: Asian Festival 2012

 Jennifer Rene Photos: Asian Festival 2012

The 18th annual Columbus Asian Festival took place on Saturday and Sunday over Memorial Day Weekend. Over 100,000 guests attend the event each year in Franklin Park, which showcases cultural exhibits, performances, martial arts, and all types of asian cuisine. Click any of the photos below to enlarge:

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