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Removing Confederate Monuments

Jun 29, 2020
A statue of a Confederate soldier was beheaded at Camp Chase Cemetery in Columbus in August 2017.
Esther Honig / WOSU

This episode originally aired on June 24, 2020.

The statue of Christopher Columbus at City Hall will be removed in response to calls against the glorification of the man who colonized the Americas at the expense and slaughter of thousands of Indigenous people.

Removing Confederate Monuments

Jun 24, 2020
A statue of a Confederate soldier was beheaded at Camp Chase Cemetery in Columbus in August 2017.
Esther Honig / WOSU

The statue of Christopher Columbus at City Hall will be removed in response to calls against the glorification of the man who colonized the Americas at the expense and slaughter of thousands of Indigenous people.

Columbus' Endangered Buildings

Jun 22, 2017
Thomas Bradley / WOSU

The Columbus Landmarks Foundation created a list of historic buildings in danger of being demolished or facing irreparable damage. The goal of this list is to make the community aware of the buildings and the historical significance they hold.

Cooper Stadium, former home to the Columbus Clippers, is on the 2017 list, and the plan to convert it to an auto racing facility has been put on hold. Join us today as we take a look at the endangered buildings of Columbus.

Columbus' Endangered Buildings

May 22, 2017
Cooper Stadium was the long-time home of the Columbus Clippers until the team moved downtown to Huntington Park in 2009.
Thomas Bradley / WOSU

The Columbus Landmarks Foundation created a list of historic buildings in danger of being demolished or facing irreparable damage. The goal of this list is to make the community aware of the buildings and the historical significance they hold.

Cooper Stadium, former home to the Columbus Clippers, is on the 2017 list, and the plan to convert it to an auto racing facility has been put on hold.

Join us today as we take a look at the endangered buildings of Columbus.

Curious Cbus: How Mound Street Got Its Name

Dec 2, 2016

This story is part of the Curious Cbus project. You ask the questions, you vote for one of the questions and we answer. To ask your question, visit wosu.org/curious.

Many of Columbus’ original street names are generic—Town Street, State Street, etc. But as it turns out, there’s a story behind the naming of Downtown’s historic Mound Street.

Nick Houser

Oftentimes our vacation travels take us to places with a lot of great history to explore.  Conversations with friends who actually live in the places we visit generally get around to what we saw that day.  It's usually a combination of quirky little shops, historic buildings, off-the-beaten-path hikes, and the occasional ghost town.  (Yes, they are out there!)