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Driving with Darbee: Shawnee’s Tecumseh Theater

This old theater in Shawnee, Ohio, is in the midst of preservation efforts. Residents hope it will become a cornerstone of the community arts district. Join architectural historians Jeff Darbee and Nancy Recchie for a visit to the Tecumseh Theater. Photos courtesy of: Columbus Metropolitan Library, PhotOhio, John Winnenberg

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Driving with Darbee: Central Ohio Fire Museum

At one time, fires were a dreaded part of daily life in Downtown Columbus. Find out how firefighting has changed through the centuries and lessons we can still learn from the well-preserved artifacts at the Central Ohio Fire Museum. Photos courtesy of: Central Ohio Fire Museum, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio History Connection

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Driving with Darbee: Lancaster’s Historic Rock Mill

Built in 1824, Rock Mill was one of a dozen grist mills in Fairfield County that ground flour and corn into wheat and meal. Architectural historian Jeff Darbee visits the mill to find out how restoration efforts are progressing at one of Ohio’s historic community gathering places. Photos and film courtesy of Lou Varga

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Driving with Darbee: Slate Run Living Historical Farm

Architectural Historian Jeff Darbee visits the Slate Run Living Historical Farm in Canal Winchester to find out what farm life was like back in the mid-1800s. Photos courtesy of: Clintonville Historical Society, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio History Connection, OSU Archives

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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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