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Franklinton: Floodwall to Future

October 12 @ 11:30 am 1:00 pm

In 1795, the Commonwealth of Virginia employed Lucas Sullivant to survey the Central Ohio portion of the Virginia Military District. Sullivant surveyed the western side of the Scioto River at the confluence of the Olentangy and Scioto Rivers. This area became known as Franklinton and is today the oldest part of Columbus. Franklinton’s mix of residential streets and former industrial areas is now home to five parks, art galleries and event spaces, and some 36,000 residents. The current resurgence of Franklinton was made possible by the 2004 completion of the Franklinton Floodwall, a seven-mile-long barrier which has helped Franklinton reinvent itself. With a panel of key neighborhood stakeholders, we unpack what’s happening today in a resurgent Franklinton.

Featuring Johnny Riddle, Executive Director, Franklinton Arts District, Trent Smith, Executive Director, The Franklinton Board of Trade, Kim M. Campbell, Ph.D., Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, and Jeffrey J. Woda, Principal, Woda Cooper Companies, with host Deborah Pryce, Former Member of Congress, 1993-2008.

JOIN US IN THE ROOM for this discussion. Please make reservations by Tuesday, October 11th. We cannot accommodate walk ins.

You can also still join us on the CMC YouTube Channel to view and participate in the community conversation during this livestream event. We encourage you to register and support CMC by purchasing a virtual seat – different levels of support are available when you register! When you register, you can submit questions in advance.

Register here

The Boat House

679 West Spring St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215 United States
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541 West Rich Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Office: 614.461.7802

ohc@ohiohumanities.org


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