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Buildings Reborn LIVE!

Join the party Thursday, Aug. 26 and celebrate Buildings Reborn at the Municipal Light Plant! Experience the awe-inspiring transformation of this historic landmark located in the Astor Park District that is also home to the new Columbus Crew Stadium. Tickets ON SALE NOW! Don’t miss out … we can’t wait to see you there, vaccinated and in person!  DETAILS & TICKETS »

Thank You for Your Nominations

Mark your calendar for Oct. 6 and join us at the Main Library as we announce the winner of the 31st James B. Recchie Design Award for the best building design (rehabbed or new), parks, landscapes, or public art. Stay tuned for more details!

Green Lawn Cemetery Design & Origins

Thank you for joining historians and staff July 25 for a tour and discussion on the origins of Green Lawn Cemetery and the Rural Cemetery design elements incorporated by Landscape Architect Howard Daniels. We had a great turn out. Stay tuned for more upcoming events!

LATEST NEWS

NBC4 Features The Main Bar Demolition

Reporter Allen Henry visited our office to discuss the Downtown Commission’s decision to approve demolition of the Main Bar, the last surviving late 19th century commercial structure on West Main between S. High and Wall Street. Allen sat down with Executive Director Becky West to better understand the importance of preserving our historic structures and the threat to the remaining endangered properties in Columbus due to demolition, deterioration, long-time vacancy, under-utilization, and/or impending development.  WATCH VIDEO »

Environmental Impact of Demolition

Watch this powerful case study presentation on the environmental impact caused by demolishing and replacing buildings with new construction and how Columbus can reach its carbon neutrality goals by championing adaptive reuse of its existing building inventory. This presentation is led by our Preservation Director, Susan Keeny; Matt Leasure, Principal, Designing Local; and Lindsay Jones, Owner, Blind Eye Restoration. WATCH VIDEO »

What’s Next For Historic Sheep Farmhouse

Soon to be surrounded by a new city park, the fate of the c1880s sheep farmhouse – one of the oldest remaining examples of rural vernacular architecture in Northwest Columbus – is unknown. Miranda Nicasio, a graduate student at the Savannah College of Art & Design, researched and carefully documented this building as an assignment. We hope that Miranda’s work shows how repurposing even a common existing building helps meet carbon neutrality goals and hopefully leads toward a productive new use.  WATCH VIDEO »

2021 Most Endangered Sites

View the 2021 list of 9 endangered sites representing an immediate opportunity!