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The Dennison (Formerly The Leafy Dale) in Victorian Village

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  • #187756

    leftovers
    Member

    I think that is great. I hope the VV commission doesn’t drag this one out.

    #187757

    Pablo
    Participant

    That’s one ugly apartment building – glad to see it go!

    #187758

    HopperFan
    Member

    “replacing the adjacent 2-story, 10-unit apartment building”

    That was one of the first places I lived in Columbus. *sniff* It’s definitely ugly, though – makes me wonder what used to be there before it was built.

    #187759

    Pablo
    Participant

    HopperFan said:
    “replacing the adjacent 2-story, 10-unit apartment building”

    That was one of the first places I lived in Columbus. *sniff* It’s definitely ugly, though – makes me wonder what used to be there before it was built.

    You can see the original house on the right side of this photo (from the Columbus Metropolitan Library Historic Photo Collection:

    #187760
    Manatee
    Manatee
    Participant

    Wow, that’s awesome! That aprtment building has never added any architectural charm to the neighborhood. It sort of emanates sadness (no offense meant to anyone with pleasnt memories of the place, of course).

    #187761

    jjsmith24
    Participant

    Here is a better pic taken in 1892 before Leafy Dale was built

    #187762

    leftovers
    Member

    Yeah, that 70’s suburban apartment building has always seemed out of place.

    I think the parking is a nice touch, but the cost of the parking garage plus the new construction and rehab makes me think know that Leafy Dale II is going to be out of my price range. Obviously, they are banking on turning it into condos at some point.

    #187763
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    When I spoke to Mark Wood about the project previously, he said they were planning apartments long term. I don’t think they do much with condos. Of course, that could change…

    I emailed Mark last night and he said they’d have more details to share soon.

    #187764

    Pablo
    Participant

    If this location is correct, it looks like Leafy Dale had more floors at one time and was originally built as the Dennison Hotel in 1899. Is was a hotel through 1930. I wonder if it burned down or was demolished and was replaced with the structure we see today?

    #187765
    Manatee
    Manatee
    Participant

    Hmmm. The back of that building looks the same, but yeah the front looks… shorter :). Wow the front porch is cool though! They should slap that sucker back on there! the front of the place always looks a bit naked to me, especially since they cut the big trees down.

    Porches are just for doing. They’re for doing.

    #187766
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Same building. I believe there was a fire, and the top two floors were removed.

    #187767

    Mercurius
    Participant

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=dennison+and+buttles,+columbus+oh&hl=en&ll=39.977375,-83.009219&spn=0.00462,0.009645&sll=39.977369,-83.009029&layer=c&cbp=13,320.04,,0,-4.08&cbll=39.977351,-83.009031&gl=us&hnear=Dennison+Ave+%26+Buttles+Ave,+Columbus,+Franklin,+Ohio+43215&t=h&z=17&panoid=RCAknHfE5Gosbrys99k3GQ&source=gplus-ogsb

    #187768

    HopperFan
    Member

    Oh, those photos of what used to be there, beautiful. But sad.

    I moved into those apartments because of the ridiculously cheap rent – back in the early 90s, I think I paid $260 for a one bedroom.

    #187769

    cbus11
    Member

    779 Dennison was built in 1970, that gives an idea how forlorn the neighborhood was at that time. I would think the VV commission will be happy to see it gone.

    I know someone who was renting there last year. It was $595 for a 500 sq ft one bedroom. For the location it was great. They took dogs and he was right next to Goodale and Wheeler.

    #187770

    ehill27
    Participant

    jjsmith24 said:
    Here is a better pic taken in 1892 before Leafy Dale was built

    Wow! It’s a shame the original structures are gone (an all too familiar story of historical C-Bus). I hope they had a good reason to demolish them (i.e. fire).

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