The famed Circus House goes into foreclosure, a new Charitable Pharmacy is coming to Linden and more stories from the weekend that you might not have seen

The famed Circus House overlooking Goodale Park, which has fallen into disrepair in recent months, has gone into foreclosure, according to this update on the storied property from the Dispatch.

“We have secured the home, and we take seriously the historical significance and responsibility for the ongoing maintenance of the property,” a Huntington Bank spokeswoman said.

Circus House was built in 1895 by Peter Sells of the Sells Brothers Circus and has most recently been owned by Weston Wolfe, who called his 2016 purchase of the home "the biggest gamble I've ever taken in my life" in a 2018 Alive interview.


In a press release, the Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio announced it would open a satellite location in the former Eagle Market site at 1464 Cleveland Ave. in Linden. The pharmacy provides free services and non-narcotic medication to low-income families and individuals. It will also share the space with a fresh produce market.

The collaboration came about when Rev. John Edgar, president of Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families Realty Collaborative, approached Jennifer Seifert of Charitable Pharmacy about the possibility of bringing fresh foods and pharmacy services together under one roof.

Read more about Charitable Pharmacy in this 2018 Alive feature.


So far in 2020, Columbus has seen a rise in gun violence, including a Sunday shooting at Wedgewood Village Apartments on the West Side. Incidents of violence at Wedgewood have decreased over the last couple years following a violent 2017, owing to an increased police presence and the attention of humanitarian groups such as My Project USA and founder Zerqa Abid, who took a noticeable interest in the area a few years back, which you can read about in this 2017 Alive cover feature.