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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Frank Fetch

1959

 
 
Frank Fetch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 13, 2019
1. Frank Fetch Marker
Inscription.  
Frank Fetch was a dedicated city employee who recognized that the "near south side" of Columbus could be more than the neglected area it had become. In 1959, he made that dream a reality when he renovated 767 Wall St., on the outskirts of what would later become German Village. While others had completed renovations, Fetch went further, opening his house for tours, and later, along with other visionaries, helping form the German Village Society. Following his lead, the annual Haus and Garten Tour was established in 1960 and has inspired tens of thousands of lovers of historic architecture ever since. Fetch is still considered the "father of German Village."

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Historic German Village

Image caption: Frank Fetch in front of the German Village Society Headquarters at 624 S. Third St., a block south of today's Meeting Haus.
 
Erected by German Village Society.
 
Location. 39° 57.045′ N, 82° 59.527′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County.
Frank Fetch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 13, 2019
2. Frank Fetch Marker
View looking south from Fetch Park. This marker is on the left column.
Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Beck Street and Dixon Alley, on the left when traveling east. Marker is on a pillar at the entrance to the park. It can be seen from inside the park, but not from the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 228 East Beck 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. Frank Fetch Park (here, next to this marker); Circa 1875 (within shouting distance of this marker); Brick Protest and Taking Action (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Circa 1872 (about 400 feet away); Lindey's (about 500 feet away); Year of Construction Early 1900s (about 600 feet away); The Brothers' House (about 700 feet away); Dispatch Newspaper Depot (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .
1. 767 South Wall Street. Link to Google Street View of the house at 767 South Wall Street. (Submitted on October 28, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

2. German Village. Check the German Village Society's website for Haus Und Garten Tours. (Submitted on October 28, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 

More. Search the internet for Frank Fetch.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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