Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Also known as "Hurry's Corner," this cluster of renovated homes at the intersection of East Beck Street and South Grant Avenue was named for Bob Hurry, a Texas geophysicist who arrived in German Village in 1961. Seeing its potential, he bought a run-down house at 328 E. Beck St. for $3,000 and made it his home. He then renovated a half-dozen nearby houses and into the 1980s helped other owners with advice and guidance.
Hurry was one of the "pioneers" of the Columbus gay community. The gay community has been an important component of German Village life for decades, contributing to its renown as Columbus' original "gayborhood."
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Image caption: A view looking southwest at Bob Hurry's first house prior to rehabilitation.
Erected by German Village Society.
Location. 39° 57.035′ N, 82° 59.355′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of East Beck Street and South Grant Avenue Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 328 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. Dispatch Newspaper Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brothers' House (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Fetch (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frank Fetch Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Year of Construction Early 1900s (approx. 0.2 miles away); Circa 1875 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brick Protest and Taking Action (approx. ¼ mile away); Circa 1872 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Also see . . . Back Page Renovation Historic Hurry Haus. Article in a 1983 The German Village News about one of Bob Hurry's renovation projects and an article from 1973 by Bob Hurry on "Restoring Roofs." (Submitted on October 28, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ
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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 47 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.