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2014 Architectural Tour

Jul 30, 2014 05:30am -
Jul 30, 2014 01:30pm

Event Description

German Village in the morning.

Begin the morning with a “Behind the Doors” walking tour of German Village. The 233 acre community is an internationally recognized historic district just blocks from downtown Columbus. Receive a glimpse of how a working-class neighborhood developed and grew in the early nineteenth century and how the passion of a small group drove the twentieth century rehabilitation efforts. You are invited to explore two private German Village homes and gardens. This is a wonderful way to see the innovative renovation and design efforts of today’s residents.

The guided tour conducted by the German Village Society features an award-winning video, which offers an excellent historical overview of German Village. In addition, if you’re a coffee or chocolate lover, you will get a special treat when along the way you stop for an up-close-and-personal experience at German Village’s handmade chocolates and award-winning coffee shop, Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffee. Sample a Miss Clara Pecan Toffee and you must try a famous Ohio Buckeye!


The day’s events include a mouthwatering buffet lunch at Shmidt’s Sausage Haus, a Central Ohio landmark eatery. George F. Schmidt, opened the restaurant in 1967 just around the corner from his grandfathers’ meat packing plant in German Village. Using meat recipes from the packing days and dessert recipes from the German ladies hired to run the kitchen, Schmidt’s Sausage Haus became an instant success.

New Albany in the afternoon.

After lunch and a short motor coach ride to the Columbus suburbs, learn techniques used to create historical architecture in a master planned city.  The New Albany has made the decision to encourage design based on several traditional American ar­chitectural styles, such as Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Colonial Revival, and Vernacular. This decision is based on the philosophy that these styles work together to create a high-quality physical environment, and that they have helped to define the character of New Albany, which is strongly differentiated from other Central Ohio communi­ties. The afternoon’s guided tour will focus on examples of Georgian architecture, pedestrian-friendly connectivity, the use of high-quality building materials, and a close attention to detailing and ornamentation.  

CLICK HERE to download the New Albany design guidelines and requirements. Dowwnload a PDF registration form:

Join the 2014 Convention Group discussion at

Event Type:Education
Early registration ends on Apr 30, 2014.
Regular registration starts on May 01, 2014 and ends on Jul 03, 2014.
Late registration starts on Jul 04, 2014.
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Architectural Tour
Member Fee: $85.00$95.00$105.00
Non-Member Fee: $95.00$105.00$115.00

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