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Photo Collection of the Old Municipal Light Plant

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Great photo set of the old building located at the end of Nationwide Boulevard where NRI is planning to eventually build more residential units…

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbh3743/sets/72157623976106968/with/4746622540/

    COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL LIGHT PLANT

    DC EXCITER AT OBSERVATION BALCONY

    OLD BOILER HOUSE

    OLD BOILER HOUSE

    #508169

    Analogue Kid
    Participant

    Wow this building is so cool! I heard the city will be knocking down the smokestack soon, but I hope the building itself could be redeveloped.

    #508170

    6a
    Participant

    Those bricks overheard quite a number of stories, I bet. Neat place, hope it can be saved & reused.

    #508171
    lazyfish
    lazyfish
    Participant

    there was discussion years ago about PCB pollution on the site, doubt that has been dealt with. Nice to see the inside of the building.

    #508172

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    BTW there is a boat launching ramp into the Olentangy there. It is possible to launch a motorboat onto the “downtown pool” and go as far as the water plant on Dublin Rd. While the city thinks the river is dead, there’s actually some good fishing.

    #508173

    futureman
    Participant

    Here’s hoping it’s saved…

    Call to spare Columbus’ historic municipal light plant
    City officials to decide fate of 1880s structure, 3 other buildings

    By Mark Ferenchik
    The Columbus Dispatch Friday April 5, 2013 8:34 AM

    A consultant is recommending that an 1880s building at the old municipal light plant west of Downtown be saved and restored.

    That’s good news to Amelia Jeffers, a Delaware auctioneer who is thinking about moving her entire business to Columbus and is interested in the building, which she calls “wonderful.” She also likes the location — close to I-670 and Rt. 315 — and the potential number of parking spaces.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/04/05/call-to-spare-historic-municipal-light-plant.html

    #508174

    Graybeak
    Participant

    futureman said:
    Here’s hoping it’s saved…

    She also likes the location — close to I-670 and Rt. 315 — and the potential number of parking spaces.[/i]

    Wow. The number of parking spaces as a draw to move someplace. What a wacky concept.

    #508175
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
    Participant

    I did a project on this a few years back proposing something similar to the Baltimore Power Plant. This is such a unique space and they had better not tear it down. It would make a great anchor for the planned residential neighborhood NRI has in store.

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