Monthly Archives: January 2012

Look to Lazarus, Columbus Shoppers, and Start Reminiscing

Many longtime Columbus residents have fond memories of Lazarus, the department store that was a fixture of the city for more than 150 years. For me, Lazarus meant going to the Colonial Room and the Chintz Room, where five menu … Continue reading

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The Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity’s Heritage Museum Is a Paradise for Victorian Throwbacks

Whenever I pass the Italianate building located at 530 East Town Street in downtown Columbus, I admire the beautiful ornamental iron surrounding the front door and the elegantly carved stone that surrounds its eyebrow windows. Yesterday, I finally went inside … Continue reading

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Save St. Leo Church!

When my grandparents were married on November 24, 1937, some of their friends sent them greeting cards remarking how their marriage joined two historic Columbus families. My Born grandmother was related not only to the Born family of brewers, but also to a … Continue reading

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New Year’s with the Vienna Philharmonic and Mariana

I have two New Year’s Day traditions. One is listening to the Vienna’s Philharmonic’s New Year’s concert. Ever since my first visit to Vienna as a nine-year-old in the summer of 1979, I’ve hummed along to the irresistible melodies of … Continue reading

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