Columbus Convention

American Institute of Building Design

July 29 - August 1, 2014

A home in New Albany. ©KristenWright2014

A home in New Albany. ©KristenWright2014

The Sell's Mansion, or Circus House. Source

The Sell's Mansion, or Circus House. Source

A Bit of the 'Hoods

A city is defined by its neighborhoods and these are some of our finest. German Village, circa 1830, was developed as the brewing companies and packing houses grew. Old Towne East, circa 1880, was one of the very first suburban areas in Columbus. Many of the homes were build by the city's most affluent citizens at the time.

As the 20th Century began, two important neighborhoods took shape; Bexley on the East side, and Upper Arlington just West of The Ohio State University. Down the street from the Hilton you'll find the Victorian and Italian Villages, circa 1890's, and immediately East of downtown is Sessions Village; a gated enclave of French style homes. 

You Don't Want to Miss

In our wonderful neighborhoods you will find a few very special homes that are worth the effort to see. A short walk from the hotel you'll find the Sell's Mansion, often referred to as the Circus House. Columbus is also home to; the Kelton House, Old Governors’ Mansion, Jeffrey Mansion and plenty of other incredibly detailed homes.

There is also the Franklin Park Conservatory Glass Palm House, I-670 Cap just south of the hotel, Wexner Center for the Arts, Wyandotte Building by Daniel Burnham and of course our very own Ohio Statehouse.


Going Further

Day Excursions

If you're looking for more of a day adventure, there is a plethora sites to see outside of the downtown area. Disclaimer, you will need a mode of transportation to these sites.

In Rush Creek you will find Usonian homes and Georgian homes in New Albany. There is also Muirfield, which is home to the Memorial Tournament as well as the Presidents Cup. If you would like to see a few current build neighborhoods, just drop us a line over on the contact page, we’re happy to show you what we’re up to.