Auto Tour #1: Southeastern Columbus
Italianate. Prairie School. Queen Anne. Stick Style. American Four Square. How can all these architectural styles be found in one tiny little Midwestern town of 5,000? It seems unlikely, but Columbus has prime examples of those styles and more! We invite you to bundle up, hop in your car and take an auto tour of one (or more!) of our beautiful historic districts. This month we feature the Southwest area of Columbus. Highlights of this area include the two historic train depots, an event venue with a long, happy history, and the Kurth Brewery legacy.
If you travel into town on highway 151, I’d recommend taking either exit for highway 73 in to town. This way, you’ll start up on either the northeast or the southwest end of the tour. This tour will take you through downtown as well, so there are plenty of opportunities for coffee, lunch, shopping or all three! If you decide that you’d like to stay the night, we’ve got you covered there too!
Many thanks go to our Historic Landmarks and Preservation Commission for their expertise on the historic features of Columbus. They were instrumental in the creation of the map we’ve made to guide you through the history of the Southeast area of Columbus. Take your time and savor the history!
Note: If you prefer a paper copy, and would like additional information on this tour, guide books are available at F&M Bank, Julie’s Java House, and City Hall in Columbus for sale. They are for sale for $3.00 per tour book.