Preservation Spotlight #2- The Wynn House
Updated: Jun 16
Historic preservation encourages cities to build on the assets they have—unleashing the enormous power and potential of older buildings to improve health, affordability, prosperity, and well-being. By transforming the places we live to places we love, older buildings are a key and irreplaceable component of this future, and we are richer and stronger when they remain.
This is the second in a series of updates on preservation projects in our community. We hope you will drive by these special places to create your own driving tour. Each of the sites has a connection with Historic Columbus through being a current or previously HCF-owned property or a participant in the Public Participation Grant program.
Thanks to the incredible support and steadfast kindness of our members, corporate partners, volunteers, and the current owners of these sites, they have a bright future!
UPDATE FROM THE WYNN HOUSE
1240 Wynnton Road
The Wynn House was one of three finalists for Historic Columbus’ Public Participation Grant in 2017 and 2019. While we were not the Grant recipient either year, The Wynn House did receive funding help from Historic Columbus for the restoration of the cupola (2017) and the renovation work for the kitchen (2019). Thank you, HCF!
In spite of its condition, the kitchen of The Wynn House remains its best asset during these uncertain times. Numerous needed takeout meals have been served over the last few weeks with the help of our amazing staff. We could not be more grateful to our customers for helping to keep The Wynn House going!
The work has begun with new added freezers, but more needs to happen as you can see! It is our plan to have a “Kitchen Shower” in the fall to help raise the much needed funds to renovate the dilapidated space. Please keep your eye out for our invitation. We hope you can join us!