Columbus Roundhouse May be Razed

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.

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