In the land surrounding the North Market, there are bodies. “Any time you stick a shovel in the ground out there, you’re gonna find somebody,” says one expert. As developers prepare to erect the 31-story Merchant Building, Columbus Underground reporter Jesse Bethea has been covering the removal of remains from what was once the North Graveyard, a site that pre-dates Columbus. Today, we discuss what is happening at the site, the work that should have been done 150 years ago, and the opportunity that Columbus has to look back at its history.
- “Archeologists Unearthed 40 Graves at North Market in 2022”
- “Come Get Your Dead: The Long History of Excavations at the Old North Graveyard”
- North Market
- Lawhon and Associates
- Merchant Building
- State Historic Preservation Office
- Greenlawn Cemetery Association
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