The Columbus Metropolitan Library serves 21 locations in Franklin County, and its operations center in Gahanna serves as a hub for the movement of all the materials that move through the system. We sneak behind the scenes after dark to find out just exactly how the books get onto the shelf.
13 Endangered Buildings In Columbus
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Columbus Landmarks recently issued its Most Endangered Building List. The list features 13 historic structures in danger of demolition. Landmarks Executive Director Ed Lentz says historic buildings are vital to creating a city’s character.
Lentz is the Executive Director of Columbus Landmarks Foundation. He talked with WOSU’s Marilyn Smith about the importance of maintaining buildings of historic significance.
The list includes:
- Port Columbus Airport Control Tower — Located at 4920 East Fifth Avenue, built in 1920.
- Clinton Avenue School Annex — Located at 10 Clinton Heights Avenue, built in 1895.
- Elam Drake Farm — Located at 2738 Ole Country Lane, built in the 1850s.
- Gunning House — Located at 7495 East Broad Street, built in 1940.
- Veterans Memorial — Located at 300 West Broad Street, built in 1955.
- Indianola Junior (Middle) High School — Located at 420 East 19th Avenue, built in 1909.
- Dam Tender’s House at Griggs Reservoir — Located at 2933 Riverside Drive, built in 1816.
- Engine House #14 — Located at 1716 South Parsons Avenue, built in the 19th century.
- Bellows Avenue Elementary — Located at 725 Bellows, built in 1905.
- Columbus Railway Power and Light Company Building — Located at 838 Cleveland Avenue, built in 1915.
- O’Shaughnessy Funeral Home — Located at 405 East Town Street, built in 1853.
- Municipal Light Plant — Located at 589 Dublin Road, built in 1903.
- Near East Side Trolley Barns — Located at 1600 Oak Street, built between 1880 and 1920.