Since the late 1800s, prevailing architectural trends were embraced by builders and developers in Grandview Heights and Marble Cliff. From stately Queen Anne homes to mid-century multi-unit apartment buildings to the current farmhouse trend, the truly-eclectic mix of residential styles reflect the progression of the area and the nation. This tour includes examples of 12 home styles most illustrious of GH/MC’s architectural timeline, in two ~2-mile loops.  

Note:  Stops on this tour are private residences. Please respect the owners' privacy and observe residences from public access points only.

Thanks to Tim Hawk, president of WSA Studio in Columbus, OH, for his assistance with parts of the tour. Hawk is a recognized Fellow with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), serves as an At-Large Director on the AIA Board, and is the newly-elected AIA National Treasurer for 2022.     

Most descriptions of architectural styles were taken from the Grandview Heights' Design Guidelines (June 2009). The guidelines were prepared under contract by Jeff Darbee, local preservationist, author, and historian. Darbee is the owner of Benjamin D. Rickey & Co, and founding Board member of Columbus Landmarks Foundation.