On the south side, nestled just east of German Village, Schumacher Place has been a designated area of Columbus since 1983 with about 700 homes. Its name was chosen through a contest sponsored by the local newspaper and the neighborhood library.
The northern part of Schumacher Place is on the Columbus Register and was included in the National Register as part of the German Village Amendment of 1981. The south has larger lots, two-story homes, and wider brick streets. Brick row-houses add old world flavor on the west.
Built over a 100-year period, Schumacher Place’s diversity is dramatic: Early 19th century Story-and-a-Half frame and brick cottages, late 19th century Queen Anne and Italianate vernacular houses, and early 20th century American Four-Square and tri-gabled “L” houses. Beck Street Elementary School, built in 1884, is now the Beck Urban Academy. Nearby Schumacher Place Park was created in 1983. Annual events include a Home & Garden Tour in June, a Holiday Brunch in December and a Community Picnic in August at Schumacher Place Park.