Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
St. Mary Church
By 1865 Columbus’ population was one-third German, and the South Side had become a thriving working-class community. The new immigrants built homes and churches and established schools. Local German businesses, organizations, and newspapers prospered.
German Village is one of the premier historic restorations in the world, and is the largest privately funded historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. More than 1,600 buildings have been restored since 1960.
Erected 1999 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, St. Mary School Student Council, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 28-25.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43206, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Lutheran Seminary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Schiller Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of First Ohio State Home Football Game / The Ohio State University First Football Team 1890 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johann Christian Heyl (approx. half a mile away); Gold Star Mothers (approx. half a mile away); Franklin County Soldiers of the Mexican War (approx. half a mile away); Birthplace of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (was approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Also see . . . German Village Video. A 10 minute piece about German Village narrated by Andra Cambern originally shown on WBNS TV Channel 10 in 2007. (Submitted on July 7, 2009.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,465 times since then and 146 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 4, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 6, 7. submitted on July 7, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 8. submitted on November 25, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.