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

Frank Fetch Park

1985

 
 
Frank Fetch Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 13, 2019
1. Frank Fetch Park Marker
Inscription.  
This award-winning park is owned by the City of Columbus and is maintained in partnership with volunteers from the German Village Garten Club. Frank Fetch, president of the German Village Society from 1960 to 1970 and from 1975 to 1978, promoted the idea of a park when the property here was proposed for apartment development. The city acquired the land in 1962 and established Beck Square Park, an intimate green space for nearby residents, in contrast to Schiller Park, which was intended as a space for the entire community. After Fetch's death in 1985, the city renamed the space Frank Fetch Park.

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Historic German Village

Image caption: Before becoming a beloved neighborhood park, this was a vacant lot filled with potential.
 
Erected by German Village Society.
 
Location. 39° 57.045′ N, 82° 59.529′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Beck Street and Dixon Alley, on the left when
Frank Fetch Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 13, 2019
2. Frank Fetch Park Marker
View looking south from Fetch Park. This marker is on the right column. Note that the two houses are the same houses that are in the middle of the image on the marker.
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 (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.
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational Areas
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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