Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
Historical Upper Arlington Home May Still Be Saved
Members of the Upper Arlington Historical Society have a few more days to save an old stone structure on Riverside Drive dubbed the Hutchinson House, before a developer tears it down for an apartment complex.
Society members want to save the little, two room house and move it to another location. Preferred Living, the developer has agreed to delay any demolition on the house until next Friday.
Executive Director of the Upper Arlington Historical Society Kate Kallmes explains the homeâ€™s history.
“It was started in 1821 by a veteran of the Revolutionary War and it has some of the oldest stone structure still in existence in this part of the state.”
Kallmes says the historical society hopes to move the old home to a park in Upper Arlington.