Preservation Merit Award to Rickenbacker-Woods, Inc., Columbus Neighborhood
Design Assistance Center, Asebrook & Company Architects and The Durable Restoration
Company for the restoration of the National Historic Landmark Captain Eddie Rickenbacker
House at 1336 E. Livingston Ave. in Columbus.
“National Historic Landmark” is the highest designation given to historic places by the federal
government, and this is one of three in Columbus, the others being the Statehouse and the Ohio
Theatre. Unlike the other two, the childhood home of World War I hero and medal of
honor recipient Eddie Rickenbacker, built by his father in 1895, had been neglected for years.
Culminating years of effort by members of the community, a collaboration of Rickenbacker-Woods
Technology Center, Columbus Neighborhood Design Assistance Center, Asebrook & Co. Architects, and
The Durable Restoration Company has restored the modest Rickenbacker House to a state that the city
will benefit from and be proud to call a part of local history. The project will become the heart
of the Rickenbacker-Woods Museum, which will promote scientific innovation and technology, and will
serve as an economic catalyst for the neighborhood, creating a destination for visitors and the
economic benefits they bring with them.
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