Discover the stories behind Columbus neighborhoods and their landmarks. The community centers that locals call home aren't just points of interest but places that have shaped history beyond their communities and even Ohio. This encyclopedia of Columbus neighborhoods gives voice to the rich heritage residing in the bell towers, parks and streetscapes of Franklinton, German Village, King-Lincoln, Olde Town East, Short North and the University District. Along with WOSU's award-winning Columbus Neighborhoods series, Tom Betti, Doreen Uhas Sauer and Ed Lentz curate the stories tracing the lines from your neighborhood to the Manhattan Project, the Underground Railroad, Abraham Lincoln and the Tuskegee Airmen.
About the Author
Tom Betti is the communications manager for the State of Ohio and a board trustee and the education chairperson for the Columbus Landmarks Foundation. The Foundation, with more than 700 members, actively promotes and preserves landmarks and neighborhoods. Doreen Uhas Sauer is active in historic preservation, urban issues and local history in the University District and on the Columbus Landmarks Foundation Board. She was Ohio Teacher of the Year in 2003 and has developed more than 30 local history and architecture programs. Ed Lentz has been exploring central Ohio history for more than 40 years. He teaches at local colleges, writes for local newspapers and is a historic preservation consultant. Mr. Lentz holds history degrees from Princeton University and The Ohio State University.
Table of Contents
Short North: Victorian and Italian Villages, Harrison West 49
University District 73
German Village 112
Near East Side, King-Lincoln, Bronzeville and Olde Town East 145
List of Sites Within Neighborhoods 185
About the Authors 191