The Columbus Municipal Light Plant, vacant for years until it was restored for office and auction space, is the 2022 winner of Columbus Landmarks’ James B. Recchie Design Award.
The plant, located at 577 W. Nationwide Blvd. near Lower.com Field, home of the Columbus Crew, was built in 1903 and operated until the city closed it in 1977.
It took 3.5 years and ultimately $35 million in construction and other costs to renovate. According to Columbus Landmarks, more than 2,000 tons of material had to be removed from the site.