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4476 N High development in Clintonville

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    Sorry if there’s another thread about this (I looked, but didn’t see one). There’s another Crawford Hoying mixed use (residential/commercial) development project being planned in Clintonville, at 4476 N. High St. at East Dominion Boulevard. It’s the current site of the Novak Funeral Home. Details here:


    The twist here, I think is that the current structure is historically relevant, and was included in a list of significant buildings that the new CAC historical buildings committee recently looked at:


    I’ve never been inside the structure (a funeral home, so I’m cool with that). But it’s visually impressive from the outside. While the developer is quoted as saying this project is similar to the Bareburger development just down the street, I would imagine that, in this instance, tearing down an historical structure in order to build something else on the site will generate a fair amount of attention from the community.



    To be “historical” it has to have belonged to a person(s) or family who were instrumental in history somehow, or the building was part of an ongoing pattern of historically important events, or it is important architecturally.

    Although I agree that this building is much nicer than the other demo just a few blocks up the street. I do think that North Clintonville is going to be one of the next big hotspots and there is a shortage of nice rental units in the area for younger professionals and urban lifestylers.



    Well, it was once depicted as Paul Bearer and the Undertaker’s funeral home on Monday Night Raw (I shit you not). As far as I’m concerned, if that’s not historically significant, than nothing is.

    Some backstory about that video: At around the time this was shot, Mills-James Productions was doing a lot of outsourced TV work for WWE, amongst other clients. Mills-James’ first office was in the old Beechwold library building nearby to that particular funeral home, so it was only natural that they would use that building as an exterior shot for a funeral home (it also didn’t hurt that WWE was in Columbus near the time that that scene was shot).



    Great bit of history! Submit that to the Ohio historical society. :)




    “Local developer Crawford Hoying will construct a 12,000-square-foot building in its place at 4476 N. High St. Retail will take up the entire 4,000-square-foot ground floor. The top two floors will be reserved for eight one- and two-bedroom apartments, each with a balcony.”

    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell

    They’re loosing a “landmark” building but at least it’s being replaced by a good looking mixed use building.



    If the renderings are accurate, I’m so glad Clintonville is getting another bank. Every time I drive through that part of town, I wonder how they get by with so few banks.

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