Victorian Village is a part of the Near Northside Historic District in Columbus, OH. It flourished between 1870 and 1920, as one of the richest neighborhoods in the city. Generally, the homes on Neil Avenue, Buttles Avenue and many of the east-west avenues, especially in the "circles" area, were occupied by the wealthy. However, in the 1920s, due to the advent of the automobile many of the wealthy families began the move to the suburbs. During the depression in the 1930s, the homes were left to deteriorate and many of the larger ones were turned into boarding houses. These trends continued until the early 1960s, when, in the name of "urban renewal" many of the homes were demolished. Today, Victorian Village and its surrounding areas are returning to the types of neighborhoods they were 100 years ago, and has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1980.
Keywords: United States, Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus, residential structures, housing, houses, single family housing, historic preservation district, historic districts. Submitted by Hazel Morrow-Jones.