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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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Historic Paint & Finishes Workshop

  Historic Paint & Finishes Workshop

Paint adds both protection and value to any home. It also defines and enhances architectural details. But the choices and considerations can be overwhelming! Join Columbus Landmarks’ Home Preservation Program and Preservationist and Conservator Lindsay Jones of Blind Eye Restoration for a fun and informative class on the basic history of paint, history of colors, […]

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Renovation Planned for Historic Downtown Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation Planned for Historic Downtown Building

Renovation work has started on the 110-year-old Central Union Telephone Building at 33 N. Third St. Mike Vannest, Marketing Coordinator for the E.V. Bishoff Company, said that the first phase of the project will primarily focus on the third floor of the building, where a dropped ceiling will be removed and the original hardwood floors […]

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Affordable Housing Proposed for Franklinton Church Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Affordable Housing Proposed for Franklinton Church Site

Homeport has proposed replacing a 107-year old former church at 79 McDowell St. with a four-story, 52-unit apartment building. The affordable housing nonprofit presented plans for the building to the East Franklinton Review Board last week. According to documents submitted to the city, the apartments would be reserved for families earning 80 percent or less […]

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Commission Tables Plan for Grant Oak Apartments

Brent Warren Brent Warren Commission Tables Plan for Grant Oak Apartments

A plan from the Pizzuti Companies to redevelop a portion of the Grant Oak Apartments across from the Main Library was tabled by the Downtown Commission this morning after a last-minute appeal from another developer who would like to see the entire complex preserved. David Bishoff, President of the E.V. Bishoff Company, came to the […]

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Historic Broad Street Buildings Among Projects Awarded Tax Credits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Historic Broad Street Buildings Among Projects Awarded Tax Credits

Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits are doled out twice a year; in June and December. Last summer saw two Columbus projects awarded the credits, and an announcement today from the Ohio Development Services Agency held more good news for several local renovation projects. The largest award went to The Hayden, a renovation of two Downtown […]

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New Plan for Maennerchor Site Would Preserve Buildings

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan for Maennerchor Site Would Preserve Buildings

The Brewery District Commission will hear a new plan for 966 S. High St. at its December 6 meeting. The new proposal calls for renovating the two-and-a-half story brick building that served as the original home of the Columbus Maennerchor, along with the one-story section that was later added in front of the building. A […]

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