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Remaining Poindexter Village Buildings to be Preserved by Ohio History Connection

Walker Evans Walker Evans Remaining Poindexter Village Buildings to be Preserved by Ohio History Connection

The Ohio History Connection Board of Trustees met yesterday to approve plans to adopt and preserve the two remaining buildings from the former Poindexter Village housing project on the city’s Near East Site. Most of the housing project was demolished in 2013 and is currently in the process of being replaced by a new community that includes a mix […]

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Fort Hayes Students Design New Purposes for Endangered Buildings

Brent Warren Brent Warren Fort Hayes Students Design New Purposes for Endangered Buildings

The Columbus Landmarks Foundation is tapping into a new source of ideas for the buildings on its endangered buildings list – students at Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School. Allison Vrancken, who teaches a STEAM class at the school (STEAM stand for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), worked with two other teachers over […]

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Near East Side Historical Building to be Repurposed

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Near East Side Historical Building to be Repurposed

One of 35 historical buildings that occupied the former site of the Poindexter Village affordable housing complex is awaiting sufficient funds and a purpose. The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) demolished 33 of the buildings a couple years ago to make way for its redevelopment project, Poindexter Place apartments. The 450-unit, updated complex was started […]

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The List: 13 Most Endangered Buildings in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: 13 Most Endangered Buildings in Columbus

The Columbus Landmarks Foundation announced their annual “Most Endangered Buildings” list this evening during the group’s annual membership meeting. The list was created to draw attention to historic properties throughout the city that are in danger of being demolished for new development, or collapsing due to long-term neglect. The 2016 list features seven properties carried […]

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Development Project Updated to Preserve Historic High Street Buildings

Walker Evans Walker Evans Development Project Updated to Preserve Historic High Street Buildings

The controversial “View on Pavey Square” development planned for a stretch of High Street just north of Ohio State will soon be getting a major revision that will likely please many within the neighborhood. A legal representative from developer JDI Celmark wrote to the University Area Commission on Wednesday, announcing that plans would be presented […]

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Opinion: The False Choices of Preservation

Josh Lapp Josh Lapp Opinion: The False Choices of Preservation

When we hear of development in Columbus we are often presented with a choice: no development or no preservation. These stark alternatives are difficult for those who wish to see continued growth, development, and retention of character in the central city. The choice though is false. There is a middle ground that is possible in […]

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Historic Building Saved from Endangered List

Walker Evans Walker Evans Historic Building Saved from Endangered List

Each year, the historic preservation advocates at Columbus Landmarks compile a list of the region’s most endangered buildings in order to shine a spotlight on what may be lost to the wrecking ball if locals are not paying close enough attention. Their 2015 list included 14 buildings, and thanks to a collaborative effort, one of […]

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