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Historic preservation success: Stewart Elementary School opens!

(originally posted by Andy Sewell on January 6, 2015) Yesterday marked the grand re-opening of the historic Stewart Elementary School in German Village, a project that Hardlines Design Company has worked hard to help Columbus City Schools complete. The renovated, 141-year-old building was redesigned to incorporate the latest technology and accomodate the needs of 21st-century […]

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Hardlines Design Company President on Women’s Radio Network

(originally posted by Andy Sewell on October 2, 2014) Women’s Radio Network (www.wrnw1.com) is an online broadcasting company dedicated to giving female professionals a voice online. Women’s Radio Network provides women with an avenue for communicating their professional knowledge to a wider audience and with a forum for networking with other professionals. On September 23, […]

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Hardlines President Charissa Durst co-hosts design:ROLLS this Sunday!

  (originally posted by Andy Sewell on October 1, 2014) This Sunday, October 5, 2014, Hardlines Design Company President Charissa Durst will be the “host” at the Lincoln Theatre, one of seven stops for the design:ROLLS bicycle tour of downtown architectural projects. The bicycle tour starts at 1 P.M. at the The Center for Architecture and […]

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Spring 2014

(originally posted by Andy Sewell on April 15, 2014) Welcome to Hardlines Design Company’s Spring 2014 update! As I write this, it sure doesn’t seem like spring, with snow on the ground and 30-degree temperatures, but that just exemplifies how the weather was a big factor in our projects during the last quarter, with numerous […]

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Fall 2013

(originally posted by Andy Sewell on November 6, 2013) Our quarterly update for Fall 2013 focuses on recent work we have done with historic buildings and historic districts. And of course, there’s a beagle update at the bottom! HDC assesses the Canal Fulton Public Library’s moisture issues HDC completed a moisture penetration assessment of the […]

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Summer 2013

(by Andy Sewell, originally posted July 1, 2013) Stewart Elementary School Enters Main Phase of Construction Stewart Elementary School is the oldest school still in operation in the Columbus City School District. The original building was constructed in 1874. The main entry was on Stewart Avenue and the building contained four classrooms on each of […]

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Spring 2013

(by Andy Sewell, originally posted March 20, 2013) HDC Continues to Work on the Woodward Opera House The Woodward Opera House in Mount Vernon, Ohio, is the oldest authentic nineteenth century theatre in the United States; coincidentally, it is also the oldest active project at HDC. It was awarded to HDC in 2000, and company […]

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A Plantagenet under Pavement: Urban Archaeology can reveal surprises

(by Andy Sewell, originally posted February 11, 2013) One of the biggest archaeology stories to hit the news recently has been the discovery of the remains of Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England, underneath a parking lot in Leicester, England.  Richard III (1452-1485; ruled 1483-1485) was killed in battle, and buried at Greyfriars […]

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Welcome to our new historian, Ben Riggle!

(by Andy Sewell, originally posted January 21, 2013) Hardlines is pleased to announce the hiring of Ben Riggle as our new staff historian. Ben comes to us from a position with R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc, in Frederick, Maryland, and is well-versed in state and federal preservation laws and guidelines. Ben is an Ohio […]

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Hardlines’ Oyler School project wins rehabilitation award

(by Charissa Durst, posted on December 11, 2012) Back in 2006, when Dick Krehbiel of the Roth Partnership asked me if HDC would be willing to join their team for some historic school renovations in Cincinnati, I said “Sure!” HDC would be the team’s historic preservation consultant and be responsible for the rehabilitation of the […]

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