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Salesian Boys and Girls Club

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Salesian Boys and Girls Club


Year Built: 1927
Building Address: 80 S. Sixth St. Columbus
Original Use: Fraternal Organization / Athletic Club
Current Use:
Vacant and Secured
Building Condition: Stable and Secure/Maintenance & Repair Needed

Owner: Salesian Society Inc., attn. Father Dennis Donovan
Contact: Max Shy
Owner Address: PO Box 639, New Rochelle, NY 10802
Owner Phone: 914-636-4225
Owner Phone: ddonovan@salesians.org

Style and Significance:
The Salesian Boys and Girls Club was built in 1927 as an Athletic Club, Auditorium and Headquarters for the Knights of Columbus. Designed by the significant local architecture firm, Richards, McCarty and Bulford, the building is five stories tall and ornamented and decorated in the Beaux Arts style popular in that period. The building was acquired by the Salesian Society in 1968 and used as a Boys and Girls Club. The building was last used by the Bosco Center until May 2017 and has since been vacant.

The building is available for sale. The status and future of the building is uncertain, with rumors of redevelopment plans that call for demolition. The building is adaptable and reusable.

Action: Contact The Robert Weiler Company for sales information

Photos by Orbit Design & Richard Burry

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