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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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The Most Unusual Building in Columbus

 Joffre Essley The Most Unusual Building in Columbus

The most unusual building in Columbus, Ohio sits awkwardly beside a raised railroad track, hidden from view by anyone approaching from the West. It wasn’t always so. Is it Japanese or Art Nouveau? Built in 1895 as the principal depot for the Toledo and Ohio Central Railroad, the structure was a showcase for the railroad […]

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