Welcome to columbusneighborhoods.org! We invite you to browse these pages and celebrate the different neighborhoods that collectively make up Columbus, Ohio. We ask in return that you join us in telling the story of central Ohio by sharing your cherished photographs, your favorite video clips, your most amusing or poignant audio clips, or your memories and thoughts around your own particular neighborhood. Thanks for coming along for the fun—your contributions will make this site richer and the celebration of our community more powerful.
Inspired by WOSU Public Media’s documentary series, Columbus Neighborhoods, this site was built to offer our neighbors an opportunity to share what’s great about their own neighborhoods. AEP Foundation, Bailey Cavalieri LLC, Chase and State Auto heard about what we were doing (as did Barbara Fergus, Tad and Nancy Jeffrey, The Columbus Foundation, Bob and Missy Weiler, Worthington Industries, plus a variety of other supporters), and they graciously offered to support these projects because they too believe in the power of community.
The first phase of Columbus Neighborhoods received much acclaim including Emmy® Awards, and was recognized by the Columbus Landmarks Foundation, The Columbus Historical Society, and The German Village Society. The Greater Columbus Arts Council presented WOSU Public Media with its Award of Artistic Excellence for the series in 2012. And each broadcast of these documentaries received top TV ratings for local premieres.
Good question. Difficult answer. There are a lot of neighborhoods in Columbus—304 to be precise (thanks for the information, City of Columbus). We simply started with a manageable number of some of the largest and most recognized of our neighborhoods. That’s why we’re looking to you to contribute your photos, videos, memories and recollections to help chronicle every corner of Columbus.
WOSU Public Media has been serving the central Ohio community since 1922. If you didn’t already know, we produce and broadcast news and classical music on the radio (89.7 FM NPR News and Classical 101), we operate a television station (WOSU TV), and we are an affiliate of both PBS and NPR. Educational programs, podcasts, arts coverage, community service, bluegrass, local productions, Columbus on the Record, In the Know, All Sides with Ann Fisher, wosu.org, election coverage—Yes, we do all of that.
In an effort to celebrate our community, WOSU Public Media rolled out six documentaries entitled Columbus Neighborhoods, from 2010 – 2012, with six more in production to air through 2015. We trace our community roots in the Short North, German Village, King-Lincoln, University District, Downtown/Franklinton, Olde Towne East, South Side, Clintonville, Worthington, Bexley, The Tri-Villages (Upper Arlington, Grandview and Marble Cliff) and New Americans – the immigrant experience in Columbus.
Visit us today at wosu.org.
AEP Foundation, Bailey Cavalieri LLC, Chase, State Auto, Barbara Fergus, Tad and Nancy Jeffrey, The Columbus Foundation, Bob and Missy Weiler, Worthington Industries, and others.