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Date: 06/21/22 20:05
Columbus Roundhouse May be Razed
Author: pt199

 CSX is talking about demolishing a former Chesapeake & Ohio roundhouse in Parsons Yard in Columbus.
The structure was built in 1927 and is on a list of facilities that CSX wants to raze.
A CSX spokeswoman told the Columbus Dispatch that no date has been set for the demolition.
In the meantime, the Columbus Landmarks Board is making an effort to save the structure.

Peter Krajnak, president of the Columbus Landmarks Board, said the structure could potentially be reused as a destination gathering place.
He said doing that would require “a splash of creativity,” and noted that a former trolley barn in Columbus was converted into the East Market food site.
The brick roundhouse once had 27 stalls. It was reduced to 15 stalls in the 1950s.
The Landmarks Foundation in 2020 placed the roundhouse on its most endangered list. by csanders429



Date: 06/22/22 06:40
Re: Columbus Roundhouse May be Razed
Author: engineerinvirginia

I think the best chance of saving it is relieving CSX of the tax burden.....buy it outright and then figure out what to do wih it. 



Date: 06/22/22 07:47
Re: Columbus Roundhouse May be Razed
Author: toledopatch

engineerinvirginia Wrote:
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> I think the best chance of saving it is relieving
> CSX of the tax burden.....buy it outright and then
> figure out what to do wih it. 

That assumes they want to sell it where-is. Public access could be an issue.



Date: 06/22/22 08:08
Re: Columbus Roundhouse May be Razed
Author: ns1000

These, old control towers, etc. tend to get torn down because of liability issues as well...

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Date: 06/22/22 09:22
Re: Columbus Roundhouse May be Razed
Author: pennsy3750

Structural integrity might be a bigger issue than relieving CSX of the tax liability.



Date: 06/22/22 11:12
Re: Columbus Roundhouse May be Razed
Author: zars

It can be isolated from the rest of the working yard with no problem.  It fronts Parsons Avenue and Corr Road with plenty of space for parking.



Date: 06/22/22 13:16
Re: Columbus Roundhouse May be Razed
Author: Heath_Tower

Asbestos...



Date: 06/23/22 15:14
Re: Columbus Roundhouse May be Razed
Author: justalurker66

Gesundheit



Date: 06/24/22 06:21
Re: Columbus Roundhouse May be Razed
Author: rbenko




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