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Since 1982, the residents, friends, families, and supporters of Olde Towne East have volunteered countless hours to organize, plan, and host an annual tour of homes. During the tour, the Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association, (OTENA) showcases some of the most beautiful and historically-significant properties in all of Columbus.

We are proud to announce that year's tour will showcase the Woodland Park neighborhood. Woodland Park is a residential neighborhood located in the Near East Side of Columbus, Ohio that houses approximately 1,500 residents within the boundaries of Clifton Ave. to the north, Long St. to the south, Woodland Ave. to the east and Parkwood Ave to the west.

The neighborhood was previously home to such figures as artist Emerson Burkhart, cartoonist Billy Ireland, and judge William Brooks. Established in the early 20th century, Woodland Park has grown from its planned neighborhood roots into a modest enclave that contains various faith communities, schools, sources of entertainment and recreation, and borders an extension of the Ohio State University medical center.

The residential area of Woodland Park can be described as an architecture lover's dream. It is made up of large homes and mansions, town-homes, bungalows and apartments. Architecture styles of Woodland Park homes range from Queen Anne, Tudor, Greek Revival, Cape Cod, Colonial Revival and Dutch Colonial styles. As visitors wander through the beautiful neighborhood and into these historic homes, they will learn about the grit and glory of our city's founders, and marvel at the artistic craft.

The Summer Tour also functions as the primary fundraiser for OTENA. Funds the association raises are used throughout the year in our continued efforts to provide residents with a safe and vibrant community. A portion of this year's proceeds will go to the Woodland Park Neighborhood Association.

Please mark your calendar and come join us for The Olde Towne East 2015 Summer Tour of Historic Homes featuring the Woodland Park neighborhood on Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 1-6pm. Tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance or for $20 on the day of the tour. Check-in, tour maps and tickets will be available at the tour headquarters at the Eldon and Elsie Ward YMCA at 130 Woodland Ave. Advance tickets can be purchased above. Or at the following locations:

Bink Davies - 668 N High St, and 4077 Gramercy St (Easton)
Black Creek Bistro - 51 Parsons Ave
Corner Stone - 61 Parsons Ave
DogWorksCats2 - 195 Thurman Ave
A Piece of Cake - 772 N High St
The Roosevelt Coffehouse - 300 E Long St
Zanzibar Brews - 740 E Long St

The 2015 Summer Tour of Historic Homes is proudly sponsored by:
Nationwide Children's Hospital
CPO – Community Properties of Ohio
Carriage Trade Realty
F & W Properties
Media Sponsors: WCBE and Columbus Underground

Join us

Please join OTENA in our efforts to preserve the irreplaceable history of Columbus. The 2015 Summer Tour will be July 12th 1 - 6 pm.

2014 Tour Photos