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Opinion: Preservation Efforts Should be Used for Progress, Not NIMBYism

Josh Lapp Josh Lapp Opinion: Preservation Efforts Should be Used for Progress, Not NIMBYism

Numerous proposals, contentious meetings, and contemptuous rejections characterize the 18-month saga of a proposed development at the corner of Livingston and City Park Avenues on the edge of German Village. Through multiple iterations, the opponents of the hotel have depicted it as “huge” and “alarmingly different” and bemoan further development of the neighborhood remarking that […]

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Fortified Hill Earthwork Purchased by Preservation Coalition

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Fortified Hill Earthwork Purchased by Preservation Coalition

It came down to the wire, but Fortified Hill Earthwork has been saved from potential development. A coalition of archeological and historical organizations, as well as community members concerned about the ancient Native site’s preservation, were able to buy all four parcels of land containing the earthworks at a Butler County auction Saturday morning. Fortified […]

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The Quest to Save One of Ohio’s Last Intact Native Sites is Underway

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea The Quest to Save One of Ohio’s Last Intact Native Sites is Underway

The next few days could mean either preservation or loss for the Fortified Hill Earthwork, an ancient site constructed by the people of the Hopewell culture about 2,000 years ago in what is now Butler County. Since it was surveyed by James McBride in 1836, Fortified Hill has fascinated and baffled archeologists, and by the […]

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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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2018 James B. Recchie Design Award Reception & Program

  2018 James B. Recchie Design Award Reception & Program

Celebrate the five finalists & toast the winner of the 2018 James B. Recchie Design Award! Since 1984, Columbus Landmarks has honored excellence in urban design with this annual award. Please join us as we salute five projects that represent the best in the built environment and those responsible for them. Our finalists are: Columbus […]

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Home Tour: Historic Glenbrow Home Revived

Anne Evans Anne Evans Home Tour: Historic Glenbrow Home Revived

The Gunning House, also know as Glenbrow, has enjoyed a caring and thoughtful update, thanks to Dorri Steinhoff and Joe Kuspan, who purchased the home and property in the summer of 2014. The home had been in extreme disrepair and vacant since 2005. As the renovations began, Steinhoff and Kuspan discovered it was in worse […]

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Last Day for Local Group to Gain Support to Transform Abandoned Theatre

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Last Day for Local Group to Gain Support to Transform Abandoned Theatre

Just after Rodney Grist and his group, Livingston Cultural Arts Theatre (LCAT), appeared on the scene to revitalize the abandoned Livingston Avenue Theatre, Westerville developer The Woda Group swooped in with a $12 million check to fund a low-income senior housing project. Grist, a 20-year Columbus City Schools educator and relatively new resident of Old […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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