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Community Members Oppose Demolition Of Poindexter Village

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Former residents and supporters of a historic building on the city's east side gathered in protest of its demolition Friday morning.

Poindexter Village, which was slated for demolition in 2008, was built in 1940. It was the city's first public housing community.

Members of the Coalition for Responsible and Sustainable Development gathered in protest on Friday to fight for the preservation of the historic community.

While to some the village is a reminder of the poverty and violence that once plagued the area, others see the community as a source of pride.

The protestors said would like the city to consider creating a museum.

The housing authority set aside ten buildings to consider saving. Those have not been figured into the current blueprint, which includes senior housing and an intergenerational day care.

"We want to do what's in the best interest of our community, and I think at the end of the day. That's exactly what's going to happen," said Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority chairman Stanley Harris.

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