Historical marker considered for ex-public-housing complex


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio historical group is studying whether to classify two buildings at the first public housing project in Columbus as historical sites.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2ggtqYR ) 33 of the 35 buildings that made up the former Poindexter Village public housing project were demolished three years ago. The complex opened in 1940.

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority has said it plans to save only one building and intends to use it as multipurpose space.

But supporters, including the James Preston Poindexter Foundation, say they want to see the buildings converted into a museum.

The Ohio History Connection says the group’s board of trustees is expected to vote on pursuing a site plan in mid-December.

The housing authority says it’ll evaluate any proposal.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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