This Thursday, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church will host the premier screening of the Woodland Park documentary. Originally settled in the early 1800s, the Near Eastside neighborhood has a long rich history of cultural diversity. The documentary depicts the historical developments of the community, the resurgence of its historical relevance, and envisions how the community can evolve by capturing the beauty of the lavish mansions.
The Near Eastside neighborhood is a special place for local movers E. E. Ward Moving and Storage’s owner Brian Brooks; he grew up in one of the featured homes in the Woodland Park documentary. Brooks’ godfather, Eldon Ward, the previous owner of E. E. Ward, also lived in the neighborhood with his wife, Elsie Ward. Eldon and Elsie Ward were a part of the Columbus Foundation and the pair served on more than 40 boards over the course of 50 years. E. E. Ward is one of the oldest minority-owned businesses in the United States.
The documentary screening will take place at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, located at 166 Woodland Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43202. Doors will open at 6:00 pm with the screening beginning at 6:30 and following reception at 7:30.
E. E. Ward is proud to be a part of such an incredible legacy. We hope to see you on Thursday!
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