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First War of 1812 Battle Site in Ohio

First War of 1812 Battle Site in Ohio

Your family may be planning to head to Cedar Point for a quick getaway this summer—thoughts of thrill rides and water slides filling your heads—but did you know, 199 years ago, a small group of citizens on the shore of Lake Erie tried to escape to Cedar Point for an [Read More]

Cincinnati loses historic Theda Bara House

Cincinnati loses historic Theda Bara House

We’re a little bit late on reporting this story to you, but the Theda Bara house in Cincinnati was demolished this past week. The villa built in the 1920’s may not have looked very historically significant from the outside, but it was known for it’s exotic [Read More]

Columbus non profit hopes to resurrect trolley complex

Columbus non profit hopes to resurrect trolley complex

Local nonprofit developer, the Columbus Compact Corporation (“the Compact”), has big plans for a property just south of Franklin Park—at the corner of Oak Street and Kelton Avenue.  Built in 1872, the dilapidated complex has become the object of neighborhood scorn in [Read More]

History In Your Own Backyard

History In Your Own Backyard

I’ve become quite the amateur architecture and history buff as of late thanks to great websites like Buildings of Detroit and Scouting NY. I had never really paid much attention to the buildings and places around me in Columbus until recently. I started a little side [Read More]

Columbus’s LeVeque has new owner

Columbus’s LeVeque has new owner

  The LeVeque Tower—the building with, by far, the most character in the Columbus skyline— has been sold to a new owner. Not that it should come as a surprise. The terra cotta masterpiece, designed by Detroit architect, C. Howard Crane, has been sold a few times [Read More]

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The Arnold Homestead – Carriage Hill Metro Park

The Arnold Homestead – Carriage Hill Metro Park

One of the joys of setting out to experience Ohio’s rich history is when you accidentally stumble on the [Read More]

How Streets Got Named – Refugee Road

How Streets Got Named – Refugee Road

One of the things we often take for granted is the history that is right in front of us. Believe it or not a drive down [Read More]

Back From the Dead!

Back From the Dead!

Alright, it’s been a long time. A really really really long time. Over four years to be exact. We got busy and we [Read More]

Why Build a Covered Bridge

Why Build a Covered Bridge

I was out in Fairfield County this weekend working on photographing a list of historic locations when the question came [Read More]

Rock Mill – Bloom Township, Ohio

Rock Mill – Bloom Township, Ohio

There is simply no end to the amazing locations in Ohio listed on the National Historic Register. One of the most [Read More]

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