About the 2017 Endangered Building List

Columbus Landmarks announced the 4th Annual Most Endangered Buildings List at its May 11, 2017 Annual Meeting. Ten buildings are included on the list. The purpose of the list is to create awareness of our city’s architectural heritage at risk of demolition, destruction or irreparable damage. These historic buildings and sites contribute not only to Columbus history, but also to the character of the community.

The buildings were identified and nominated by the public, screened and selected by Columbus Landmarks Advocacy Committee, and approved by its Board of Trustees. The list provides the organization with a priority work list for its efforts and help maintain the spotlight on the most threatened structures.



2017 Preservation Watch List

Columbus Landmarks Foundation also maintains an active “watch list” of endangered buildings, monitoring their condition and status, and advocating for preservation and reuse. If you are concerned about a historic building in Columbus please email us at info@columbuslandmarks.org. Our Advocacy Committee will conduct research and consider it for inclusion on the watch list or the Most Endangered Buildings List.


Adelphi Loan & Savings/McNabb Funeral Home – 818 E. Long St.

Columbus Railway Power & Light – 838 Cleveland Ave.
E. Main Street Commercial Corridor – between Nelson & Parsons includes Holy Rosary
Highland Ave. Elementary – 40 S. Highland Ave.
Indianola Jr. High – 420 E. 19th Ave.
Westwater Plumbing & Supply – 154 N. Third St.
Original Port Columbus Terminal – 4920 E. Fifth Ave.
Italianate Bldg behind Mt. Olivet Church – 427 E. Rich St.
Cemetery at McKendree UMC – 3330 Cleveland Ave.
Pilgrim Elementary – 440 Taylor Ave.
Shepard School – 873 Walcutt Ave.
St. Cyprian Church, School & Convent – 1405, 1407 & 1413 Hawthorne Ave.
West High School – 179 S. Powell Ave.