2020 Most Endangered Sites
Year Built: 1927
Address: 2600 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207
Owner: CSX Transportation
The Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad built a receiving yard on the South End of Columbus, and a 27-bay brick roundhouse serviced by a 115-foot turntable in 1927. During the 1950s, as diesel locomotives replaced steam locomotives, portions of the roundhouse at Parsons Yard were closed and unused bays torn down. Today 15 bays remain and some are used by CSX for storage and garages. The Parsons Yard Roundhouse is one of the last few in Ohio with a turntable.
Why is this site endangered?
CSX Transportation plans to demolish the remaining Roundhouse bays soon.
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