For decades, the nation’s oldest manufacturer of fire trucks and other equipment was housed in a huge building on South High Street. But after the company moved to Clintonville, Wisconsin(!), Fortner, a fourth-generation Columbus upholstery firm, has worked to make this historic space its own. Photos: Courtesy of Fortner and Matt Lee
The South Side is evolving—especially near Livingston and Parsons avenues, where Nationwide Children’s Hospital is expanding. We asked Mark Ferenchik, who writes about neighborhoods for The Columbus Dispatch, to talk about the changes with Brian Higgins of the Parsons Avenue Redevelopment Corp.
A small, 60-home neighborhood struggles to survive and thrive in the midst of big changes in the surrounding South Side metropolitan and industrial area.
On this episode of Columbus Neighborhoods, we take a look at the evolution of neighborhoods in Columbus over the years. Explore a new immigrant community on the west side, two very different sides of Parsons Avenue and a small, 60-home neighborhood on the South Side. Plus, a local historian explains gentrification.