Many people have ties to the doctors who practiced in this building (pictured above.) My sister and I went to Dr. Thomas at Franklin Park Medical Center while we were in high school. According to The Dispatch, thirteen buildings are on the 2016 Columbus Landmarks Foundation’s most-endangered list. But there is good news, too. One building that was on last year’s list is now off the list.
The city and Franklin County land banks have fixed up the Franklin Park Medical Center on the Near East Side, the city’s first office building for African-American physicians.
The 9,000-square-foot building, with its design inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, opened at 1829 E. Long St. in 1962.
John Turner, Columbus’ land bank administrator, said the city and county have spent $300,000 to $400,000 to renovate the building. The plan is to put it on the market for $300,000.
“We’ll recoup as much as we possibly can,” Turner said, adding that he’s already fielded phone calls from architects, dental practices, doctors’ offices and a school.