If you’re interested in the historic neighborhoods of Columbus, you’ve probably seen or heard of Brenda Dutton. She is a fountain of historical information. Raised in Appalachia, Brenda credits her passion for history to her teachers who made history come alive. She soaked up history in neighboring states before heading off to college where she…

George William Bobb George William Bobb (better known as “Will” to distinguish him from his father) was born in Columbus, Ohio, on August 18, 1871. He was the son of George and Mary (Kaetzel) Bobb. He attended Columbus public schools until he was15 before attending Columbus Business College to prepare for a future in the…

To prepare for the day in the not-too-distant future for the re-opening of Green Lawn Abbey as an operating mausoleum, a new improved website was just launched. The website incorporates our new branding and provides information for those seeking information about interment at the Abbey. Information about Abbey history and her renaissance will continue to…

You are cordially invited to our Annual Open House. Memorial Day has always been a special day at the Abbey as it gives us a chance to reflect on the people we loved and to appreciate those who lead, built or protected our city and our country. On Memorial Day we will have just that…

This past summer another of the incredibly beautiful stained-glass windows was restored and returned to grace Green Lawn Abbey. Now back in its original opening, light streams through the stained glass and enlivens the space with dappled color. Restoration of the window was done at Belmont College in St. Clairsville, Ohio, as a special summer…

Late last year a very generous, yet anonymous, donor bequeathed $20,000 to the Abbey for the sole purposes of improving the Abbey’s streetscape. Along with a $10,500 grant from the Columbus Foundation’s Jeffrey Fund fund and a $2,900 award from the Little Garden Club of Columbus for the same purpose, the front yard is going…

The Green Lawn Abbey Preservation Association is thrilled to announce that the first-floor bronze doors are slated to be refurbished in 2019. Restoration of the doors has been a high priority since the effort to save the Abbey began in 2008. Damage by vandals over the decades and inadequate ill-advised “repairs” have resulted in their…

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