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Fred Holdridge and Howard Burns

 
 
Fred Holdridge and Howard Burns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 13, 2019
1. Fred Holdridge and Howard Burns Marker
Inscription.  
On this spot, Fred Holdridge and Howard Burns opened Hausfrau Haven in German Village and their hearts to German Villagers. Their energy enveloped those around them and created a movement steeped in civic pride, a sense of community, and a love for downtown living.

Fred and Howard were philanthropists, visionaries and champions of German Village. They were shopkeepers, community activists, bons vivants, movie critics, newspaper columnists, preservationists and world travelers. Their tireless efforts inspired others to get out and do, and German Village has been better for it for decades.

Their achievements are too lengthy to list, but those lucky enough to have known them know that their work came easy to them - they were passionate about German Village and did all they could to make it vibrant, welcoming and unique. They did all of that and more, and so will always have a place in the very heart of German Village.
 
Erected 2014 by German Village Society.
 
Location. 39° 56.797′ N, 82° 59.703′ 
Fred Holdridge and Howard Burns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 13, 2019
2. Fred Holdridge and Howard Burns Marker
View looking toward the northwest at Housefrau Haven in German Village. Marker is on the corner of the building.
W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of South Third Street and East Columbus Street, on the right when traveling south on South Third Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 769 South Third Street, Columbus OH 43206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Circa 1870 (within shouting distance of this marker); Circa 1864 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Circa Mid 1888 (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Circa 1870 (about 600 feet away); St. Mary Church (about 600 feet away); Former Site of St. Mary's School and Convent (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Lutheran Seminary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Circa 1872 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  Society to honor Fred and Howard at ceremony. Article in ThisWeek Community News previewing the ceremony to memorialize Fred Holdridge and Howard Burns. (Submitted on October 27, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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