11
July
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
Green Lawn Abbey
700 Greenlawn Avenue

Columbus, OH 43223 United States
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1913 Flood Victims


Vintage Postcard of Floodwall


Prior to Scioto Mile


Scioto Mile 2021

SOLD OUT! From Devastation Rises the Phoenix

How The 1913 Flood Led to Creation Of Columbus’ Stunning Riverfront

Sunday, July 2pm – 3pm
The Green Lawn Abbey Preservation Association is pleased to host this program on the 1913 Flood. This natural disaster wrought vast destruction upon our State Capitol, but from the destruction came a transformed city with a new architecturally stunning government complex at its core.

Learn about the Scioto River, a wonderful water way that become polluted with industrial waste, overnight became a scene of vast destruction. The scope was beyond comprehension.

Fortunately, Columbus leadership was primed with a plan. The riverfront became not only a lovely natural asset again but also the heart of the government and sight of some of the city’s finest architecture.

Mayor George Karb, interred at Green Lawn Abbey, and architect Frank Packard were key figures responsible for bringing this city back from the brink.

Admission is Free but reservations are strongly recommended.
Program made possible by a grant from Ohio Humanities.
For inquiries email Friends@GreenLawnAbbey.org
Tour Green Lawn Cemetery and view physical remnants of the 1913 Flood.

Details

Date:
July 11
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.greenlawnabbey.org
Organizer:
Green Lawn Abbey Preservation Association
Phone:
614-602-2239
Email:
greenlawnabbey@gmail.com
Organizer Website:
greenlawnabbey.org

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