Chic Harley Prologue by Bob Hunter

Ohio State v. Michigan, 1919

Groundbreaking Ceremony

To help celebrate Columbus' bicentennial, neighborhood and community leaders will join together to commemorate the life of one of the most important Columbus residents, Chic Harley. Harley, an All-American football player at The Ohio State University, is credited with bringing national acclaim to the university and growing the popularity of the sport. Ohio Stadium is often called "The House that Harley Built". Harley lived on the Champion site while he attended East High School. The garden will serve as a lasting memory of Harley’s accomplishments and help facilitate neighborhood revitalization. Simco construction will begin the excavation to prepare for the garden's installation.

Where: 687-689 S. Champion Ave., in Old Oaks Historic District
When: Friday, June 22, 2012 at 10:30am

Dispatch Sports Columnist Bob Hunter
Rep. Michael Stinziano
Columbus City Councilmember Zach M. Klein
Old Oaks Resident Stephen Maher
Father Joshua Wagner

Parking is available next door at St. John's Church parking lot. For more information contact Lucy Wolfe at 614-565-2875.

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Builderscape is scheduled to begin construction of the garden on August 11th. Click here to see a PDF rendering.


Chic's Birthday (b. 1894)


Garden groundbreaking ceremony. 10:30AM

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