The AIA Guide to Columbus by Jeffrey T. Darbee

By Jeffrey T. Darbee

Columbus, Ohio, the most important urban in Ohio, has, due to the fact that its founding in 1812, been domestic to many extraordinary architectural landmarks. The AIA advisor to Columbus, produced by means of the Columbus structure origin, highlights the numerous structures and neighborhoods within the Columbus metropolitan region. Skillfully mixing architectural curiosity with historical importance, The AIA consultant to Columbus files nearly one hundred sixty structures and construction teams and is geared up geographically. each one bankruptcy offers a chance to discover a unique region of Columbus's equipped surroundings. The Columbus structure beginning has been affiliated with the yank Institute of Architects(AIA), Columbus bankruptcy, for greater than thirty years. Its first ebook venture used to be structure Columbus, released in 1976. This new significant other quantity updates assurance of the structures and offers a transportable, obtainable consultant to the city's architectual heritage. The AIA advisor to Columbus identifies structures distinct as historical and people who have received awards, and comprises info on architectural kinds, first-class images, maps, a word list, and an index. the point of interest is on effortless traveling, no matter if the reader is jogging or using. scholars, viewers, and citizens with a penchant for figuring out extra approximately their urban will take pleasure in gaining knowledge of the wealthy background of Columbus's downtown, exact districts, and neighborhoods.

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During the building’s rehabilitation for use as law offices in 1986, the architects retained a number of significant features, including the carved oak postal screen wall on the main floor, the elegant marble staircase, carved oak wainscoting, and wood-coffered ceilings. The courtroom was also retained and now serves as a boardroom. 19 Darbee PG1:Layout 1 3/25/08 5:45 PM Page 20 DOWNTOWN 1-10a 1-10b 20 Darbee PG1:Layout 1 3/25/08 5:45 PM Page 21 1-10 HYATT ON CAPITOL SQUARE 75 East State Street 1984 Architects: Patrick + Associates, Columbus Capitol Square Area AIAC CAPITOL SQUARE OFFICE BUILDING 65 East State Street 1984 Architects: Abramovitz, Harris & Kingsland, New York City The hotel and the office building next to it form a pair of triangular towers nearly touching at one corner.

The building is also distinctive for its use of tinted glass and red granite with a flame finish. The lower level and ground floor of the Huntington Center house retail stores and offices, while the mezzanine provides access to a downtown hotel and a private club. Tunnels connect the center to various state government buildings. Capitol Square Area HUNTINGTON CENTER 29 Darbee PG1:Layout 1 3/25/08 5:45 PM Page 30 DOWNTOWN 1-15 30 Darbee PG1:Layout 1 3/25/08 5:45 PM Page 31 1-15 17 South High Street Circa 1900; 1926 Architects: Snyder & Babbitt, Columbus Second Renaissance Revival Capitol Square Area HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK BUILDING In 1916 Huntington Bank, a local institution dating from 1866, established its offices on Capitol Square.

The Capital Trust Building once had a three-story base. The first floor had an entrance door on the left with two rectangular windows. Three arched windows with keystones were on the second floor, and three square windows were on the third floor. This part of the facade was most likely terra-cotta, similar to that at the top of the building. Although the 16 East Broad Building has also had extensive alterations to its street level and its windows, it retains original details. Look for the circled H’s in the terra-cotta for the owner, Peter Hayden.

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