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14
Aug

Forgotten Landmarks of Columbus Preview – Aug. 20

Local historians and co-authors Tom Betti & Doreen Uhas Sauer will discuss their upcoming book, Forgotten Landmarks of Columbus, at a free, live virtual event on Thursday, August 20 from 6:30-8pm. Aaron O’Donovan, Special Collections Supervisor at Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Local History & Genealogy Department, will host with time for Q&A about our city’s history. Since connecting through service on the Columbus

14
Aug

Preservation Easement for Lazarus Property

Prior to selling the historic property they so lovingly rehabilitated, longtime preservationists Nancy Recchie and Jeff Darbee donated a historic preservation easement to Columbus Landmarks to protect the Second Empire style building’s exterior characteristics forever. The 1890 building at 380 E. Town Street was the home of Fred Lazarus, president of the F&R Lazarus Company. A historic

14
Aug

Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Awards For 3 Sites

The Ohio Development Services Agency recently awarded $7 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits toward the rehabilitation of three vacant buildings in Columbus. Two of the sites have been featured on our Most Endangered List – the Broadwin and White-Haines/Madison’s. The third building in Columbus is the Market Mohawk Center at 250 E. Town

12
Jun

Big Thanks for Big Give

Our donors took action & made history with the biggest Big Give ever! We are inspired by your generosity, providing $14,230 in new donations dedicated to saving our city’s African American landmarks. Cheers to YOU and to The Columbus Foundation & their Bonus Pool Partners!

08
Jun

Black Lives Matter.

Columbus Landmarks stands in solidarity with our city and the world in the fight to end racism and injustice for once and for all. We are committed to taking action in our community by identifying, documenting and saving African American history and places. The goal is to create equity and understanding today, and a legacy

14
May

Welcome New Trustees!

We are thrilled to welcome nine new trustees to serve three-year terms on our Board: Michael Barbee, LRT Restoration Technologies Toni Bell, Civil Rights Heritage Tour of the South Alison Circle, Columbus Metropolitan Library Rita Fuller-Yates, Columbus Black History David Gentilini, Capital University Schumacher Gallery Clyde Henry, Architect; Denmark on High Minerva AJ Mulcahy, Architectural Alliance

20
Mar

COVID-19 Response

Although COVID-19 has changed virtually everything, our work at Columbus Landmarks perseveres to help prepare our city for brighter days ahead with respect for our historic past. Out of concern for our community, Columbus Landmarks has postponed all in-person workshops, tours and events until further notice. Our board, staff and committees continue to meet and

06
Mar

Columbus Landmarks Awarded Two Grants

We are thrilled to announce receipt of a $20,000 grant from the 1772 Foundation of Providence, RI to fund a feasibility study for our new Historic Properties Redevelopment Fund, also known as a revolving fund. A revolving fund is used to purchase, stabilize and/or rehabilitate, and then resell historic properties to preservation-minded buyers, subject to easements or protective covenants. Columbus Landmarks’ Historic Properties Redevelopment