One of the nation's early and most successful urban revitalization campaigns, this charming and vital neighborhood was once home to working-class German immigrants. Now German Village's brick streets, beautiful gardens and delightful architecture are hallmarks of one of the country's most prestigious urban addresses.
Early German immigrants to Columbus purchased cheap land to the south of the city limits and established a community there. Significant numbers began to arrive around 1840 and by 1865 one-third of the city's population was German. Read More
The Germans built a number of churches—some Lutheran and some Catholic in the German Village neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio. German immigrants also established and managed many schools including a kindergarten and Capital University. Read More
When the Civil War came, the largest ethnic group to serve for the Union was German-born Americans many came from Ohio and Columbus. Their service was an opportunity to show patriotism and loyalty to their adopted county. Read More