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Ed Lentz Prize Winner is Central Ohio Producer

We are proud to announce that Lou Varga is the winner of the first Ed Lentz Prize! Varga is a video and multi-media producer and owns his own company, Varga Communications. The winning entry is a documentary of the restoration of Rock Mill in Lancaster, Ohio that will air on WOSU-TV later this year. ROCK MILL


Nominate Endangered Buildings for 2020 List

It’s time to nominate buildings threatened with deterioration, vacancy and/or redevelopment for the 2020 Most Endangered Sites List! NOMINATE A BUILDING Columbus Landmarks publishes the annual list of Most Endangered Sites to create awareness and stimulate redevelopment of historic properties. The buildings are identified and nominated by the public (that’s you!), screened and selected by


We’re Hiring!

It’s an exciting time of growth at Columbus Landmarks with new initiatives, programming, and advocacy efforts! We are accepting resumes for a full-time Associate Director who will serve as the primary marketing manager; tour and event planner; constituent manager; and volunteer coordinator. Goal-oriented, engaging and motivated, we seek a versatile candidate with excellent organizational and


Historic Tax Credits Announced for 5 Columbus Buildings

The Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $4,389,821 in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits for the rehabilitation of five historic buildings in Columbus. Together, the projects are expected to leverage approximately $50 million in private investments.  “Preserving the historic charm of Ohio communities enhances the quality of life in our downtowns and neighborhoods,” said Lydia Mihalik,


Announcing the Ed Lentz Prize

We are proud to announce that we are accepting applications for the very first Ed Lentz Prize! DOWNLOAD APPLICATION The $500 cash prize to honor Ed’s legacy will be awarded annually to the individual who submits the best presentation for providing a better understanding of the history, architecture and/or importance of historic preservation in central


Ohio Pen Stones Saved For Re-use

It’s not every day we get to move history, but we feel lucky the opportunity presented itself in regard to distinctive masonry from the old Ohio Penitentiary, and fortunate that we have reliable partners willing to help when it comes to serious heavy lifting. We received confirmation in September that stones that had been salvaged


Winner of the James B. Recchie Design Award

Congratulations to Columbus Metropolitan Library, winner of the 30th James B. Recchie Design Award for the Main Library renovation and expansion! The project team included architects Schooley Caldwell and GUND Partnership, as well as landscape architect MKSK. “The Main Library demonstrates the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s commitment to creating spaces that inspire and serve the public


Remembering Jim

By Nancy Recchie ~ Columbus Landmarks will be announcing the winner of the 30th James B. Recchie Design Award on Thursday, October 17th. The first award was given in 1984 in memory of Jim Recchie, one of Landmarks’ founding members, who passed away after a battle with lung cancer. This award is one of the


Welcome Aboard, Stephen Metz!

Columbus Landmarks Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Stephen Metz to a three-year term. Stephen is President of SMBH Structural Engineering, and has over 20 years of experience designing and managing a diverse portfolio of structural systems. He is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited. Stephen’s expertise will be invaluable to Columbus


Thanks for joining us at Buildings Reborn ’19

We had fun! Thank you for being part of Buildings Reborn ‘19 at the Hoster Brewery Site. We hope you had fun because we sure did! Enjoy the event photo gallery, you may be in it. We enjoyed tastes from our Brewery District Partners! Thanks to our generous sponsors!