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GreenLawn Abbey – Stained Glass Restoration

GreenLawn Abbey – Stained Glass Restoration

| October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Greenlawn Abbey is the resting place of notable characters in Columbus – from Thurston the Magician to the Sells Brothers of circus fame. While the history of the building is remarkable, the care and upkeep of the building falls to volunteers who are currently working to restore the 60 stained glass windows. Meet the caretakers [...]

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Sells Brothers Home

Sells Brothers Home

| October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

A special crypt within the GreenLawn Abbey holds the remains of the members of the Lewis Sells family­ who were residents of the Short North and owners of the Sells Brothers Circus. At the end of the 19th century, theirs was the 2nd largest traveling circus in the country. Learn about the Sells Brothers themselves [...]

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