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Driving with Darbee: Green Lawn Abbey Preservation

The majestic mausoleum that houses the remains of Thurston the Magician, mayors, tycoons and the brothers who started the Swisher Sweets Cigars company has been undergoing extensive preservation efforts. See how preserving the mausoleum is, in reality, preserving a way of life. Photos courtesy of: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Fred Pfening

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Driving with Darbee: History of Elevator Brewery Building

A passion for billiards made the Botts Bros. bar and The Clock Restaurant the “third house” of the legislators in the Capital City. Scandal, intrigue and innovation pushed the bar to present day as the Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus. Photos courtesy of: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio History Connection

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Driving with Darbee: Tour James Thurber’s House

Columbus architectural historian Jeff Darbee visits the Thurber House, where famed cartoonist, author and humorist James Thurber lived. Photos courtesy of: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio History Connection, Photohio, Thurber House

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Top 10 Stories from Columbus Neighborhoods Season 2

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Driving with Darbee: Westerville’s Hanby House

Architectural historian Jeff Darbee heads to Westerville, Ohio, to visit the Hanby House, once a stop on the Underground Railroad.

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