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Return of Columbus Mega Weekend – Fall 2010 Vol 1

Anne Evans Anne Evans

Back by popular demand, the Mega Weekend will be continuing! Enjoy! The Columbus Italian Festival is this weekend. Head over on Friday night to see if they break the World’s Largest Meatball record. The Columbus Historical Society is having a block party in Woodland Park on Thursday night. Have you been participating in Local Foods […]

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At Home: History in Old Oaks

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home: History in Old Oaks

When Todd Popp was looking for a home about fourteen years ago, he had been looking for an older home in an established neighborhood in the 100k-120k range. That search originally had him looking around Westgate for the cute, older neighborhood feel and lasted about two years. During that time, he also met his partner […]

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2010 Lucas Sullivant Gift Award Winners Announced

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2010 Lucas Sullivant Gift Award Winners Announced

The Lucas Sullivant Gift Awards are a recognition of significant local individuals, organizations, and corporations at the Columbus Historical Society’s annual Columbus birthday celebration. This year, the three award winners that will be honored are City Auditor Hugh Dorrian, The Franklinton Historical Society and Grange Insurance. The award ceremony is one part of the cocktail […]

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Seeking Nominations for Columbus Arch Award 2010

Walker Evans Walker Evans

As announced last week, the City of Columbus will be celebrating its 198th Birthday in 2010, and the Columbus Historical Society is throwing a party on February 18th. This party includes the recognition of several “Sullivant Gift Award” winners, who are individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the city. These contributions echo […]

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Columbus Celebrates 198th Birthday in February

Walker Evans Walker Evans

On Thursday, February 18th, the Columbus Historical Society will be hosting a cocktail party to celebrate the 198th birthday of the City of Columbus. The event begins at 5:30pm and will be held in the historic T&OC Railroad Station building located at 379 W. Broad Street in Franklinton. The event includes the first annual Sullivant […]

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Columbus History: The Life of Eddie Rickenbacker

Doug Motz Doug Motz

It is interesting to note that in Columbus, only three buildings are registered on the National Register of Historic Landmarks – the Statehouse, the Ohio Theatre, and the boyhood home of Eddie Rickenbacker at 1376 East Livingston Avenue near Miller Avenue. Captain Eddie, as he came to be known after earning the additional moniker of […]

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Back to the Future – The Broad Street Boulevard

Ralph Rosenfield Ralph Rosenfield

Photos provided by the Columbus Historical Society Years ago Columbus had what many around the country felt was one of the most beautiful streets in the nation, East Broad Street. The street had a center boulevard which ran from Third Street to Nelson Road. Majestic elm trees lined the boulevard and both sides of the […]

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