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2020 Most Endangered Sites | Columbus Landmarks

The 2020 Most Endangered Sites List represents an immediate opportunity to create a more SUSTAINABLE, CREATIVE and CULTURALLY DYNAMIC Columbus.

Diverse layers of architectural styles and eras help make Columbus distinctive. The nine featured sites represent a variety of eras, styles, uses and neighborhoods. They all have stories to tell and they all matter.

Ongoing building maintenance is a terrific challenge … especially in trying times. Columbus Landmarks is committed to providing research, consultation, and resources to assist with caring for historic properties so that they endure to meet the needs of future generations.

Saving our historic buildings through renovation and adaptive reuse not only adds to the distinctiveness of our community, but it is critical to achieving necessary carbon reduction benchmarks. Reusing existing buildings is good for the economy, the community and the environment … it’s an investment in people!

Columbus Landmarks publishes the annual list of Most Endangered Sites to create awareness, start conversations, and stimulate appropriate rehabilitation of properties at risk of demolition, long-term vacancy, deterioration, or impending development.

The featured buildings are identified and nominated by the public, screened and selected by our Advocacy Committee, and approved by our Board of Trustees.

2020 Most Endangered Sites

Former Lazarus Kingsdale

Former Lazarus Kingsdale

2020 Most Endangered Sites Former Lazarus Kingsdale Year Built: 1970 Address: 3180 Kingsdale Center, Upper Arlington, OH 43221 Original Building Use: Department…

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C&O Roundhouse

C&O Roundhouse

2020 Most Endangered Sites C&O Roundhouse Year Built: 1927 Address: 2600 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207 Owner: CSX Transportation The Chesapeake &…

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Historic Sheep Farmhouse

Historic Sheep Farmhouse

2020 Most Endangered Sites Historic Sheep Farmhouse Year Built: c1880s Address: 2425 W. Case Rd., Columbus, OH Original Building Use: Residence Owner: City…

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Cleve Theatre

Cleve Theatre

2020 Most Endangered Sites Cleve Theatre Year Built: 1938 Address: 1750 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH  43211 Original Building Use: Theatre Owner: Joshuas Integrity…

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Holy Family School

Holy Family School

2020 Most Endangered Sites Holy Family School Year Built: 1913 Address: 57 S. Grubb Street, Columbus, OH 43215 Original Building Use: School…

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St. Therese’s Retreat Center

St. Therese’s Retreat Center

2020 Most Endangered Sites St. Therese’s Retreat Center Year Built: 1931 Address: 5277 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43213 Owner: Catholic Diocese…

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Nagy Brothers Shoe Repair

Nagy Brothers Shoe Repair

2020 Most Endangered Sites Nagy Brothers Shoe Repair Year Built: 1948 Address: 1725 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207 Original Building Use:…

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Church of Christ of Apostolic Faith

Church of Christ of Apostolic Faith

2020 Most Endangered Sites Church of Christ of Apostolic Faith Year Built: 1965 Address: 1200 Brentnell Ave., Columbus, OH 43219 Owner: Church…

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South Side Learning and Development Center

South Side Learning and Development Center

2020 Most Endangered Sites South Side Learning and Development Center Year Built: 1926 Address: 253 Reeb Avenue, Columbus, OH 43207 Original…

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Since 2014 we have featured 46 sites – to date, 22 are saved; 18 still endangered; 6 lost


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