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History Lesson: A Royal Wedding in Columbus

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: A Royal Wedding in Columbus

On May 16, 1871 Amelia May Parsons – daughter of wealthy Columbus State legislator George McClellan Parsons, married Prince Ernst Manderup Alexander zu Lynar of Prussia. This is one of Columbus’ best documented weddings royal or other-wise and there is a wealth of information to share from a variety of sources that has been mined […]

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History Lesson: Mount Carmel East Hospital turns 40

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: Mount Carmel East Hospital turns 40

Happy Birthday to Mount Carmel East Hospital which turns 40 years old today and like most stories of Columbus, this one has its roots firmly planted in Franklinton. In the early 1880s, the former Board President of the Columbus Medical College, Dr. W. B. Hawkes, realized that Columbus needed an additional hospital. He collaborated with […]

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Take a look inside Engine House No. 5

Anne Evans Anne Evans Take a look inside Engine House No. 5

The restaurant that was Engine House No. 5 is one of the ‘Ghosts of Columbus Past‘ that has been brought up a few times when some reminisce. The restaurant closed in 1993 when its owner Chuck Muer was lost at sea with his wife Betty. It sat for a few years as the building owner […]

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At Home (April Fools Edition): The serene quiet of Columbus’ south side

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home (April Fools Edition): The serene quiet of Columbus’ south side

One of the most famed celebrities from Columbus during his time, Howard Thurston was a magician who earned the status of one of the world’s greatest. His act, “The Wonder Show of the Universe,” became an institution in America for close to thirty years. If you went to see his show, you not only saw […]

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History Lesson: Irish in Columbus

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: Irish in Columbus

Happy St Patrick’s Day! This is the day when everyone is Irish or at least claims to be. There are some deep Irish roots in Columbus and Central Ohio and like our city’s origins, they begin with Lucas Sullivant. Lucas’ Grandfather was Daniel Sullivan – without a “T” – who emigrated from County Cork in […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Columbus’ Surprising Past

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Philanthropy Friday: Columbus’ Surprising Past

How many Christopher Columbus statues are there in Columbus? What was the first tax for Columbus citizens? How did Columbus get its name? These are just a few of the questions that The Columbus Foundation’s Michael Wilkos has found surprising answers for. Wilkos, senior Community Research and Grants Management officer, was recently named Columbus’ #1 […]

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Update on Malabar Farm: Ohio’s Sustainable Agriculture Legacy at Risk

Manatee Manatee Update on Malabar Farm: Ohio’s Sustainable Agriculture Legacy at Risk

Today, “organic” and “sustainable” are agricultural buzzwords, and many Ohio farmers strive to farm in an ecologically responsible way. But the shadow side of this story is also well-known to us: it is becoming more and more economically challenging to live a full and happy life from cradle to grave in a rural Ohio town, […]

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