Historic Landmarks & Preservation Commission

Firemans Park Pavilion Window Project 1

The City of Columbus would like to thank HLPC for their generous gifts on continued improvements to the Fireman’s Park Pavilion.  We are thrilled to have your support. Through their efforts, HLPC has been able to undertake much needed improvements at the Pavilion and continue to work towards keeping historic charm in our community.  You truly make the difference for Columbus, and we are extremely grateful!

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The Pavilion received new window treatments on the Park Avenue-facing side. These blinds will help cool the facility in the summer, reduce glare inside and will help keep residential areas from being too distracted by event lighting. The blinds were 100% donated to the Pavilion by the Columbus Historic Landmarks and Preservation Commission and make a fine addition to one of the best venues in the area for weddings and other events!


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If you have interest in enhancing the look of your historic home or venue, CHLPC requires a review of the project to approve proposed changes.  Below are informational documents and applications to help you with your project.  Once approved, you will be awarded a Certificate of Appropriateness.  A Certificate of Appropriateness is simply a document stating that the proposed work is appropriate for the historic district and meets criteria in the local code.  


  1. Columbus Historic District Maps
  2. Organizations Here to Help
  3. Building Renovations in Downtown Historic District
  4. SAFEbuilt Building Permit Application
  5. Building, Plumbing & Electrical Permit Information
  6. Signage in Downtown Historic District
  7. Sign Permit Application
  8. How to Obtain a COA
  9. Application Certificate of Appropriateness
  10. Columbus Sign Code
  11. Columbus Historic Preservation Code


Name Term Expires
Ian Gray Alder
Amy Jo Meyers Staff
Jan Ulrich 2023
Beth Altschwager - Treasurer 2023
Katie Sharrow Nichols 2024
Libby Gilbertson 2024
Henry Elling 2024
Peter Kaland 2025
Ruth Hermanson - President 2025