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Researching Historic Buildings with Sanborn Maps

If you’re interested in researching the history of an older building, you might be happy to find that quite a few free resources are available to you, both online and at local public libraries and government offices. Although free to the public, some of these resources are not well known. One important source of information […]

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Spring 2019

HDC President Charissa Durst presents at Circleville Rotary Club After the article on Ohio’s historic theatres appeared in the Ohio AAAMagazine in November, HDC received a call from Bob Sneed to give a presentation on historic theatres to the Circleville Noon Rotary meeting in January. Woodward Opera House featured in Revitalization Magazine HDC’s opera house […]

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Winter 2018

HDC President Charissa Durst an honoree at WELD calendar reception Each year, Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) recognizes a diverse group of 12 women in the central Ohio community who are high-impact leaders within their organizations; support the leadership development of other women; give time, talent and resources to their community; and invest […]

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German Village Pride Parade Float

HDC employee Cathie Senter is leading the charge and working late with her crew to get the first-ever German Village float ready for the June 16 parade! Click here for the article. Below are photos from the parade: View of the float getting ready for the parade. View of the float in the parade. Neil […]

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Spring 2018

President Charissa Durst Honored as a Progressive Entrepreneur Charissa Durst was named a 2018 Progressive Entrepreneur Honoree at the Smart Women Breakfast on April 17, 2018. The award recognizes female entrepreneurs who have forged their own path and developed a company that has achieved substantial growth.  Charissa was honored for establishing herself as a leader […]

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Winter 2018

It’s Called a WHAT? While attending Heritage Ohio’s 7th Annual Appalachia Heritage Success Stories meeting in December, Charissa Durst, Megan Claybon, and Cathie Senter got a tour of the Ohio statehouse. From the floor of the atrium connector you could see the underside of the soffits of the Greek Revival annex building, and what appeared […]

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Holiday 2017

Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season and a prosperous 2018 from all of us at Hardlines Design Company! Cathie, Brad, Megan, John, Charissa, and Donut And here are our canine companions, who also want to chime in: Charissa’s beagle Donut, in 2017 Brad’s buddy Baxter, dressed up in 2016 Sadly, John’s dog […]

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Fall 2017

HDC Welcomes Cathie Senter! Cathie worked with HDC on the Woodward Opera House in 2007, where she assessed the condition of the wooden windows and prepared drawings and specifications for their repair. Cathie noticed that the second floor windows were originally 6-over-6, but the muntins had been cut out and they were reglazed as 1-over-1 […]

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HDC says Goodbye to Office Manager Mej Stokes

HDC’s office manager for the past 11 years passed away on August 7 after a long illness. Since 2006, Mej took care of bookkeeping, human resources issues, filing, and just about anything and everything to support the office. Mej will be fondly remembered by current and former coworkers for listening to our personal and office issues, bringing in home-made treats or getting […]

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