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The Athletic Club of Columbus Added to National Register of Historic Places

Anne Evans Anne Evans The Athletic Club of Columbus Added to National Register of Historic Places

Columbus has another building on the National Register of Historic Places. The Athletic Club of Columbus has made the list as of September 29, 2011. The Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board nominated the property in July. The “six-story brick clubhouse, an example of Spanish Renaissance Revival with Italian influence, was designed by Richards, McCarty […]

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History Lesson: Professional Football in Columbus

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: Professional Football in Columbus

While the leaves are turning and falling throughout Columbus, the obsession and fervor with the OSU gridiron rises again, like a seasonal scarlet phoenix. Trips, parties, business deals and even weddings are scheduled, postponed and rescheduled depending on what team is battling the Buckeyes and the only two questions most commonly uttered are “where?” and […]

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History Lesson: An Accidental Activist

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson:  An Accidental Activist

With the back-to-school rush now nearly over, there is much I take for granted as a matter of course at the Columbus City Schools. For instance, I take it for granted that the Elementary Schools will have a library from which students can readily borrow books to enjoy and a school counselor that they can […]

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History Lesson: The Downtown Columbus Riverfront

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: The Downtown Columbus Riverfront

The Scioto Mile Park opened on Thursday July 7, 2011 and has been receiving rave reviews! While not linked by geography to the Columbus Commons, which opened slightly earlier on May 26, these “sister” parks have added a great deal of public park space to the core of Downtown Columbus. Prior to their openings, the […]

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New Book Featuring The Ohio Statehouse Now Available

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Book Featuring The Ohio Statehouse Now Available

A new book titled “Ohio Statehouse: A Building for the Ages” was made available last week in the Statehouse Museum Shop. This new 80-page book features over 120 historic images of the buildings, grounds and events at the Ohio Statehouse dating back to 1839. “Over the years, people have consistently asked if we had a […]

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The City Center Mall Lives on Inside the ColumbusUnderground.com Offices

Walker Evans Walker Evans The City Center Mall Lives on Inside the ColumbusUnderground.com Offices

When the City Center Mall opened in 1989 it signaled the arrival of the first upscale shopping destination in Central Ohio. Twenty years later, the mall was in the process of being razed to make room for the new Columbus Commons, but it could be said that the mall made it possible for newer shopping […]

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History Lesson: The Site of Columbus Commons

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: The Site of Columbus Commons

Many of us can remember City Center and the ever-changing Rubik’s Cube of shops that began with upscale retailers like Marshall Field’s, Armani Exchange and Henri Bendel but concluded with the likes of the Dollar Store. Some of us – like me – can remember a time shortly before that when the Centrum Ice-Skating Rink […]

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