Help Make Preservation a Priority!

Columbus Landmarks is a dedicated group advocating for the
preservation of historic architecture, adaptive reuse of
old buildings, and new design excellence throughout Greater Columbus


We need volunteers who are passionate
about architecture and preservation, more »


Join Columbus Landmarks and be part of a
movement making a difference in our city, more »



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2022 Most Endangered List

This list represents an immediate opportunity to achieve our vision for Columbus: a thriving, creative city that values and protects its architectural and cultural legacy and is committed to equitysustainable growth, and design excellence. Columbus Landmarks publishes an annual list of Most Endangered Sites, identifying properties at risk and raising awareness of their architectural, cultural and historical value as well as their redevelopment potential. MORE »

Michael Feist
Winner 2022 Ed Lentz Prize

Columbus Landmarks proudly announces the winner of the 2022 Ed Lentz Prize, Michael Feist. Michael has been a researcher and writer for 13 years, documenting local history and culture in various cities. When he moved to Columbus in 2018, he was determined to learn the history and legacy of our community, but struggled to find accurate text and photos online. This motivated Michael to initiate his award winning volunteer project. MORE »

2022 Preservation Award Winners

Meet the six outstanding individuals and organizations who are making preservation a priority and have advanced historic preservation in Columbus through action! Congratulations to all the 2022 Preservation Award Winners recognized at our May Annual Meeting! MORE »


Watch Our Building Arts Studio in Action

High school students enrolled in the Fort Hayes’ Construction Management Program are participating in the Columbus Landmarks Building Arts Studio. Watch as they receive hands-on training to restore the 130-year-old gatehouse that serves as the main entrance to their campus. The studio's goal is to build a pipeline of knowledgeable and skilled craftspeople to help meet local demand while improving the historic Fort Hayes campus for future generations. MORE »

First Endangered Properties Fund Investment

We are excited to announce that Columbus Landmarks has acquired the Nagy Brothers Shoe Repair building at 1725 S. Parsons Ave. in the Hungarian Village neighborhood on the south side of Columbus. This is Columbus Landmarks' first project utilizing the Endangered Properties Fund. We have issued a Request for Proposals for a redevelopment plan committed to the preservation of and vision for the future of the Nagy Shoe Repair building and an adjacent Columbus Land Bank parcel.  MORE »

Green Lawn Cemetery Walking Tour Series

Explore Green Lawn Cemetery on a series of walking tours featuring three different themes, offered on nine separate dates. These are special thematic walks that explore the history of the rural cemetery movement at Green Lawn and the evolution of the cemetery from a private burial ground for prominent citizens to a public cemetery. The tours are supported by Ohio Humanities and the Ohio History Fund. These walks are free and open to the public. Preregistration is required. MORE »