Columbus Neighborhoods

New Americans

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Find out how the immigrant experience not only defined the character of Columbus during its foundation and early growth, but how immigrants now are adding to our culture, supporting our economy and reshaping the American dream.

Pre-Order DVD – $19.95. Delivery in approximately 6 weeks after January 18, 2016 broadcast. Length: 59 minutes with bonus extras

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Columbus Neighborhoods: Tri-Village logoAlthough connected through history, Grandview Heights, Marble Cliff and Upper Arlington have evolved into three unique communities; a tribute to the legacies of those leaders and dreamers who collectively made Tri-Village what it is today.
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Coluumbus Neighborhoods: Bexley logoIn the countryside east of Columbus at the turn of the century, two communities joined to form a village that takes its name from a London borough. Learn about life in the largest Jewish neighborhood in central Ohio, a grassroots effort to save the Drexel Theatre, Bexley’s commitment to schools, and explore the natural beauty of the only municipality to be designated an arboretum.
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Columbus Neighborhoods Worthington logo
Settled by a group of New Englanders with high ideals, Worthington is a story of dedication and determination in a picture-postcard town. Pre-Order DVD – $19.95. Length: 59 minutes with bonus extras


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Dating back to Adena earthen mounds, Clintonville has transitioned over the last 200 years from a farming community to a bustling suburb.

DVD – $19.95. Length: 59 minutes with bonus extras

South Side

Columbus Neighborhoods Olde Towne East
Once an industrial powerhouse, the neighborhood is trying to reclaim its “Steel and Glass” heritage. Learn more when the next segment in the Emmy award-winning documentary series.

DVD – $19.95. Length: 59 minutes with bonus extras

Olde Towne East

Columbus Neighborhoods Olde Towne East
Barons, bankers and brewers have made their home here since the 1830s. This recently revitalized area grew out of one of Columbus’ oldest streetcar neighborhoods. Varied and beautiful architectural history can still be seen today in Olde Towne East with ornately crafted homes that once belonged to renowned residents.

DVD – $19.95. Length: 59 minutes with bonus extras


Columbus Neighborhoods Downtown-Franklinton
Columbus’s historical roots are firmly planted in Franklinton, Central Ohio’s first settlement, and the downtown area, the seat of state government. It’s the story of determined pioneers, devastating floods, a vision for a state capital, and flourishing theatres, churches, and businesses.

DVD – $19.95. Length: 59 minutes with bonus extras

University District

Columbus Neighborhoods University District

Town meets gown in this urban area encompassing the neighborhoods around The Ohio State University. The Old North was the first neighborhood here, and a series of remarkable transformations has seen this area change from farm to campus to streetcar suburbs to a center of education, recreation, and culture.

The most densely populated area in Columbus, the University District is also the location of nearly 650 businesses, churches, schools, and social agencies.

DVD – $19.95. Length: 59 minutes with bonus extras


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At its height in the 1930s, hundreds of people filled its bustling streets. The nation’s top musicians played its many theaters and clubs. African Americans of all walks of life lived and shopped there.

The documentary explores the area’s rich and vibrant music heritage and includes features on Elijah Pierce, Aminah Robinson, Roman Johnson, and other artists. The program also explores the neighborhood’s demise as the interstate separated it from the rest of the city and shows how the renovation of The Lincoln Theatre may be a sign of the community’s rebirth.

DVD – $19.95. Length: 59 minutes with bonus extras

German Village

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One of the nation’s early and most successful urban revitalization campaigns, this charming and vital neighborhood was once home to working-class German immigrants.

Now its brick streets, beautiful gardens, and delightful architecture are hallmarks of one of the country’s most prestigious urban addresses. This program includes The Brewery District, Merion Village, and Schumacher Place.

DVD – $19.95. Length: 59 minutes with bonus extras

Short North

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The story of one of the city’s most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods includes the tale of the arches, the rise—and abrupt fall—of the Columbus Union Station, an incredible reunion of Civil War soldiers, the circus magnate who mesmerized a town, and the emergence of local festivals and traditions that have become a part of the Short North’s character. It’s a story of how a grassroots movement transforms a run-down, forgotten neighborhood into Columbus’ center for arts and culture.

Bonus material include maps, a slideshow of remarkable buildings and a brief description of their history, a Flytown reunion feature, and a video that shows how you can contribute to the Columbus Neighborhoods website.

DVD – $19.95. Length: 59 minutes with bonus extras