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File #: 1936-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/3/2019 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 7/29/2019 Final action: 7/31/2019
Title: To list the property at 48 Parkwood Avenue (Ohio Baptist General Association Headquarters, aka/Foley House, Ohio Baptist General Convention) on the Columbus Register of Historic Properties as CR #78.
Attachments: 1. ORD1936-2019 48 Parkwood_ Photos.Maps.HstcPhotos_, 2. ORD1936-2019 19-6-8 Ohio Baptist General Assoc Hdq -48 Parkwood Ave - Listing, 3. ORD1936-2019 Columbus Register Registration Form_48 Parkwood Ave_rev
Explanation
BACKGROUND: The Historic Resources Commission (HRC) (CC 3117) is charged, in part, with identifying districts, sites, buildings, structures, and/or objects that are of significance to the historical, architectural, or cultural development of the city, state, or nation; maintaining a list of these districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects; and providing regulation of these properties through design review. With these goals in mind, the Commission provides recommendations to City Council for the potential listing of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and/or objects on the Columbus Register of Historic Properties.

An application has been made by Judy Williams and Nathalie Wright, Historic Preservation Consultants (Applicant), in cooperation with Reverend Otha Gilyard, President, Ohio Baptist General Convention (Owner), to list the property located at 48 Parkwood Avenue (Ohio Baptist General Association Headquarters, aka/Foley House, Ohio Baptist General Convention) on the Columbus Register of Historic Properties. The subject building is locally significant for “…its association with African American history in Columbus during the second half of the 20th century when it became the home for this important statewide organization of African American Baptist churches.” The period of significance for the building is from 1954, when the former residence was purchased by the Ohio Baptist General Association, to 1969, in accordance with the National Register of Historic Properties guideline, “properties that have achieved significance within the past 50 years shall not be considered eligible for the National Register” unless the property is of “exceptional importance.” The Columbus Register boundary for the property consists of one parcel (Franklin County Parcel #010-014748-00), bounded by Parkwood Avenue to the west, Maplewood Alley to the north, a currently vacant lot (010-015683) to the east, and a brick residence (010-036955) to the south...

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