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Blog postings and news updates about the “little metropolis” of Columbus, Indiana – a city that always dreams big.

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Blog postings and news updates about the “little metropolis” of Columbus, Indiana – a city that always dreams big.

THE LATEST POSTS ABOUT COLUMBUS…

Thinking outside the box

Creative thinking in Indiana isn’t limited to the state capital. Just south, in Columbus, you’ll find a city obsessed with innovative and creative design. It started in the 1950s, when a local businessman named Irwin Miller encouraged the town to work with...

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My Indiana Home visits Zaharakos

Tony Moravec, owner of Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum in Columbus, loves to tell stories about his customers and their experiences in his shop. “I had a 3-year-old customer once who stood in front of the big pipe organ watching it with great delight as the...

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J. Irwin Miller – The Cathedral Builder

Rentschler’s book, The Cathedral Builder, is the first real biography of Miller. It’s based on 85 days of research into his papers at the Indiana Historical Society, plus interviews with those who knew him. It’s a fascinating story about a humble Renaissance Man who...

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Tales from The Miller House

..it didn’t seem like a house for children. But stories started to emerge. The floors were a beautiful travertine and terrazzo, preserved by having tour guests walk only on carpeted runners. Yet children being children, the floors weren’t always treated with this...

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Strange brews at ZwanzigZ Pizza

Pizza and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly, and ZwanzigZ is successfully pulling off this culinary pairing with style. My little boy and I got happily acquainted with ZwanzigZ pizza during a Columbus trip last year, but I didn’t get a chance to taste some...

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