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Two Downtown Buildings Now Empty After Being Declared Unsafe

Brent Warren Brent Warren Two Downtown Buildings Now Empty After Being Declared Unsafe

The City of Columbus has declared two historic buildings Downtown unsafe after a fire inspection revealed a host of issues, including significant water damage, collapsed floors and crumbling interior walls. The buildings – one is four stories tall and the other three – are located at 171 to 191 S. High St. and owned by […]

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Restaurant Space Planned for Self-Storage Building on Goodale

Brent Warren Brent Warren Restaurant Space Planned for Self-Storage Building on Goodale

A plan to renovate a 75-year-old building that is being used as a self-storage facility was presented to the Downtown Commission yesterday. The building is located at 134 E. Goodale St. – across North Fourth Street from the Smith Brothers Hardware building – and the proposal calls for converting it into a multi-tenant space geared […]

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The List: 8 Most Endangered Buildings of 2019

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: 8 Most Endangered Buildings of 2019

The Columbus Landmarks organization announced its annual list of Most Endangered Sites in Central Ohio, shining a spotlight on buildings that could potentially face the wrecking ball if not for continued historic preservation efforts. New buildings on the list this year include the Kroger Bakery facility at 457 Cleveland Ave., which recently closed, and the […]

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Preserving the Past as a Career: A Professional Panel for Art Grads

  Preserving the Past as a Career: A Professional Panel for Art Grads

Wondering what career opportunities are available in the arts outside of being an independent artist? Are you interested in keeping stories and cultures alive? Preservation is a field that advocates for & protects places and communities through a variety of methods, and is a career path that lends itself well to art & design. From […]

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Craftivism: Advocacy and Letterpress Workshop

Anne Evans Anne Evans Craftivism: Advocacy and Letterpress Workshop

Enjoy this unique opportunity to learn letterpress and refine your advocacy techniques at Igloo Letterpress in historic downtown Worthington! This 2-hour advocacy workshop will begin with a letterpress workshop, where you will have the opportunity to create preservation-themed postcards. You will love learning this traditional printing technique that has been used since the 1400s (aka […]

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Photos: Inside the Historic Hoster Brewery Complex

Brent Warren Brent Warren Photos: Inside the Historic Hoster Brewery Complex

The McCabe Companies’ plan to redevelop the former Hoster Brewing Company complex in the Brewery District is proceeding full steam ahead, according to Principal Dwight McCabe. Despite the complexity of the project and a recent setback – it was not one of the projects awarded state historic preservation tax credits in December – McCabe said […]

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Historic Maennerchor Building to be Preserved

Walker Evans Walker Evans Historic Maennerchor Building to be Preserved

Over the past two years, the fate of the historic Maennerchor building at 966 S. High St. has been up in the air. But thanks to the efforts of two anonymous philanthropists, the building is slated for renovation and preservation in partnership with the nonprofit Jefferson Avenue Center. The property was purchased from the Columbus […]

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