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Merion Village

Located in south Columbus near German Village, the neighborhood is named for Nathaniel Merion, who settled there in 1809. German, Irish, Italian, and Hungarian immigrants flocked to the area during the mid-19th century. Merion Village is home to eight churches, including St. Leo’s, which opened a free parochial school that didn’t charge tuition until the early 1970s.

Merion Village’s Ninth Annual Garden Tour

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Alive wrote Garden glimpses Story & Photos by Bryan Bullock July 3, 2008 Each summer, Kathy Heinlein’s stout brick home erupts with colorful petals and leafy greens. While she loves to host garden parties for friends and neighbors, the rest of Columbus will get their chance to stroll Heinlein’s yard, and nine other splendid […]


Council approves South Side Plan amendment

Walker Evans Walker Evans Council approves South Side Plan amendment

This Week News wrote Council approves South Side amendment Thursday, February 14, 2008 DAVID J. CROSS Columbus City Council unanimously voted Monday to amend the city’s South Side Plan (84 page PDF) to include the remaining portion of Merion Village and Schumacher Place. The initial plan, completed in 2002, included the southern part of Merion […]


19 Days into Urban In-Fill’s COTA Challenge

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Urban In-Fill wrote 19 Days January 19, 2008 by Jeff Nineteen days into the month and I’ve only used the car three times, and those times were for trips to and from work. Late hours and Sundays, when limited COTA schedules are the culprit. I’ve put a total of $30 in gas in the tank […]


Amended South Side plan ready for review

Walker Evans Walker Evans Amended South Side plan ready for review

This Week News wrote Amended South Side plan ready for review Thursday, November 1, 2007 SUE HAGAN Merion Village and Schumacher Place residents can peek into the possible future of their neighborhoods during presentations of the Amended South Side plan tonight and next week. They will hear about a lot of ideas in the areas […]


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