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Leo Yassenoff, 1930


Leo Yassenoff moved to Ohio in 1893 and to Columbus in 1912. He graduated from OSU in 1916, served with the 116th Aerial Squadron in WWI, and co-founded the F & Y Construction Company in December, 1919. Among other projects Yasenoff’s company built the Riverside, Eastside and CCC Auto Theaters. He established a foundation and the Columbus Jewish Center, 1125 College Avenue, opened January 6, 1983 and was dedicated in his honor October 2, 1983.

Source: History of Franklin County, Ohio by Opha Moore, OH 929.309771 F83 M823h, v. 3 p. 1200.

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