Join Columbus Landmarks and the Eastgate Garden Civic Association for a historic walking tour celebrating the Eastgate Centennial.
Laid out by William Pitkin, a planner who helped create Upper Arlington and Shaker Heights, Ohio, the Eastgate neighborhood was ahead of its time in its "suburban" layout- boulevards, park-like settings, and meandering streets. In addition, Eastgate's rich Africentric and Eurocentric history and architecture - involving early Franklin County settlers, numerous mills and lumber businesses, Ohio State University presidents and educators, famous judges, and no less than six Tuskegee airmen - makes it a neighborhood whose extraordinary part reflects many diverse stories.
The tour begins at the Nelson Mill historic marker at the corner of Nelson Road and Clifton Avenue. Parking is available in nearby Nelson Park, 430 N. Nelson Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43219. Following the tour and from noon to 4 p.m. you are invited to a neighborhood street festival on Millbrook Way at Nelson Road with food and entertainment. Join in and meet today's welcoming Eastgate Residents.
Brush up on your knowledge of the neighborhood in advance of the tour by attending the screening of the documentary, "The Legacy of Eastgate," at Columbus Metro Library's Main Branch on Thursday, August 17 at 6:30 pm.