Old Beechwold Historic District

Roughly bounded by W. Jeffrey Pl., N. High, River Park Dr., and Olentangy Blvd., Columbus, Ohio


Old Beechwold Bridge

Built during the early 1900's, the stone arch bridge is on the site of the original Columbus Zoo in Old Beechwold, west of US23 at the north edge of Columbus, Ohio. Stone arch bridges lost longer that any other type and I found this a perfect example. The bridge is on Rustic Bridge Road

Photo taken by Donald K. O'Brien



National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 22, 1987
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Tudor Revival; Georgian; Other architectural type; English Cottage;Craftsman
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Landscape Architecture; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Park; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure; Park
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 153
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 34


Brick (42,462)
Columbus, Ohio (158)
District (10,367)
Franklin County, Ohio (361)
Georgian (1,428)
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival (16,280)
Mariot & Allen (1)
Ohio (5,109)
Stone (26,161)
Stucco (7,816)
Tudor Revival (1,395)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2010: New photo from Donald K. O'Brien