Photo Tour: Schumacher Place
Although mistaken for German Village, this neighborhood is anything but. The neighborhood’s civic association was founded in the early 1980s, but it is within close proximity of German Village, Merion Village, Parsons Avenue, and Downtown Columbus. In 1890, the neighborhood hosted the first-ever Ohio State home football game at Recreation Park, which the Buckeyes lost to Wooster 64-0. The neighborhood’s name comes from the Schumacher family, who operated a farm in the area in the 1800s. The 1920s to the 1960s were not a good time for the neighborhood. After the revitalization of German Village took off in the 1960s and 1970s, Schumacher Place came to form, and in 1983, its civic association was formed.