Postcards From the Road: Columbus Neighborhoods: German Village
Thursday, May 9 at 9:00 p.m.
In 1802, an American Revolution veteran named John McGowan claimed 328 acres, most of what would become German Village, the charming Columbus neighborhood.
By 1830, massive German immigration to the city had occurred, and by 1865, one-third of Columbus's population was German and the community was flourishing.
The area declined until the 1960s when concerned citizens managed to save the area’s historic architecture from demolition, and in 1975, by getting the area listed on the National Register of Historic Places.