Elmo Historic District was established in 1994 as a National Register
Historic District. The area,
now known as the “Park District”, developed originally as a suburb of
the City of Columbus in the early 1900’s and was built around a
streetcar rail line that provided transportation to and from the
neighborhood from the Downtown area.
As was the trend in that era, the style of houses is a mix of
architectural styles which include Georgian Revival, Mission Revival,
Tudor, Craftsman and Bungalow.
The neighborhood is now in the center of town with tree-lined
streets and a large park as defining characteristics of the area.
In 1996, the neighbors came together to form the Weracoba/St.
Elmo Preservation Society, an organization founded to “preserve,
protect, and enhance” the neighborhood and its historic and
architectural qualities. As
part of that effort, the organization started an event called “ARTS
IN THE PARK”, a one day arts and music show that combines visual
arts with musical talent.
The event, which recently celebrated its 16th year, is held
in and around a bandshell located in the neighborhood park.
The park has always been a recreational area and this event helps
to revive the tradition of Sunday afternoon concerts and other
recreational activities. The
event is free and open to the public and has activities for all ages.
Cultural Arts Alliance
This event is made
possible, in part, by the City of Columbus, through a grant to the Columbus
Cultural Arts Alliance.