Culture Walks: Hanford Village

11:00 am - 10/21/2017

@ Columbus Landmarks Foundation

61 Jefferson Ave
Columbus OH  43215



Columbus Landmarks Foundation and Columbus Public Health are pleased to announce a series of four FREE Saturday walking tours made possible with support from Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Join us to celebrate historic neighborhoods through the experiences and stories of residents past and present.

Whether you live up the street or are visiting from another city, join these FREE walking tours to discover historic Columbus neighborhoods through the experiences and stories of residents past and present. Tours will begin promptly at the time and location listed. No need to register in advance – just show up!

Hanford Village Culture Walk
Highway Divided … but Still United

The tiny neighborhood — with a big designation in the National Register of Historic Places — maintains unity despite a highway bisection. Built post-World War II for African-American service men and their families, Hanford residents have strong ties to Lockbourne Air Force Base and the famed Tuskegee Airmen. Once a village on the site of Alum Creek, the area was predominately rural (its massive grain silos still dominate the landscape) and flooding was an issue. Hanford had its own mayor, council and fire department before it came into the City of Columbus. Eventually, this early community became the site for a federal planned community of homes and it was impacted by construction of the highway that now swirls around and above it. Hanford’s culture is bound by its little-known history and its hopes for the future.

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