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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


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Forgotten Landmarks of Columbus

Tom Betti and Doreen Uhas Sauer, co-authors of Historic Hotels of Columbus and Historic Taverns of Columbus, have done it again! In their new bookForgotten Landmarks of Columbus, they take us on a journey back in time to uncover the stories behind various architectural treasures that once lined our streets. Go to our online store to purchase the book and receive a $4 discount! Books will be available for curbside pick up at our office starting Oct. 4. Preorder yours today! ORDER BOOK »

2021 Recchie Design Award Finalists

The three-member jury for the 2021 James B. Recchie Design Award toured the five finalist sites and met with their project teams. Our sincere thanks to jurors Christie Angel, YWCA President & CEO; Dorothée Imbert. OSU Knowlton School Director; and Michael Paplow, Vice President & Principal at Feinknopf Macioce Schappa Architects, for dedicating a day to the task of selecting one winner! This year’s winner will be announced Oct. 6 at an invitation-only program for the finalist teams.  FINALISTS »

Grant Award for Home Preservation Loan Fund

In addition to the generous program grant for the new Building Arts Studio at Fort Hayes, the Ann Sherry Foundation has awarded Columbus Landmarks a $50,000 grant to increase the pool of capital to $250,000 for the new Home Preservation Loan Fund. Working in tandem with our Home Preservation Program, the Home Preservation Loan Fund will provide low-interest loans for exterior repairs and improvements to help maintain the architectural integrity of older homes and neighborhoods, and to help create equity in Columbus. MORE »


Building Arts Studio at
Fort Hayes

Thanks to a generous grant from the Ann Sherry Foundation, we launched an innovative, new program at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center: Columbus Landmarks Building Arts Studio. Working with students enrolled in Fort Hayes’ Construction Management Program, the Building Arts Studio brings hands-on preservation education and training to the curriculum, preparing students for careers in the high-demand historic building trades while rehabilitating the historic gate house.  MORE »

Tee Jaye’s Sign SAVED

Clintonville residents and lovers of this iconic landmark can breathe a collective sigh of relief now that Chick-fil-A has announced that it will repurpose the Tee Jaye’s sign, located on the corner of North High & Morse Rd. Designed in 1961 by Fred Ervin Neon Sales of Columbus for Jerry’s Drive-In, this eye-catching and distinctive sign has been modified twice to boldly and creatively advertise the featured business below. The proposed design includes upgrades to lighting and visual elements consistent with Chick-fil-A’s brand.   MORE »

Atlas of Columbus Landmarks Tutorial

Want to find information on endangered, lost, and saved properties around Columbus? Matt Leasure, Principal of Designing Local and our past president, provides an online tutorial of our new research tool, the Atlas of Columbus Landmarks. The Atlas is available on our website  under the Programs & Tours dropdown.  TUTORIAL »

2021 Most Endangered Sites

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