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Tag Archives: Downtown

YWCA Columbus Renovation

After nearly a century, the YWCA Columbus housed in the historic Griswold Building has had a $23 million renovation with brand-new individual apartments for 91 formerly homeless women. We’ll give you a peek inside the newly restored building and learn a little about the history and mission of the organization.

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Quiz: Which Columbus Neighborhood Are You?

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Ohio Penitentiary Fire of 1930

Don Rose writes a book about his father’s life as a judge in Columbus and discovers that his father worked on the Ohio Penitentiary fire of 1930. This discovery sets Don on a journey to uncover the full story of the third-deadliest building fire in U.S. history.

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From the Vault: Ohio Penitentiary Stations of the Cross

Brent Davis visits Ohio History Connection to view pieces of art created by the prisoners of the Ohio Penitentiary.

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Driving with Darbee: Ohio School for the Deaf

Local historian Jeff Darbee visits the original site of the Ohio School for the Deaf to tour the last existing building, which has been renovated and repurposed for Cristo Rey High School.

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