Hamilton Center Project History

Hamilton Center Community Building & Ice Arena

Restoration & Improvements

Hamilton Center - Hashman Terrace restoration-11-18-2013 (3)

In 1959, the architect Harry Weese designed a Community Building and outdoor ice rink for the City of Columbus, a gift from The Hamilton Foundation, in memory of B.F. Hamilton, the founder of COSCO, Inc. A 1975 addition enclosed the ice rinks.

The 2014 restoration and improvements were made possible through public funds and generous private donations from the following donors.

City of Columbus
The Cummins Foundation
Clarence E. & Inez R. Custer Foundation
The Gillikin Family
Toots & Jim Henderson & Family
Irwin-Sweeney-Miller Foundation
Elizabeth R. & Walter C. Nugent Foundation
Fred and Karen Reams
Carl Marshall & Mildred Almen Reeves Foundation
Elwood Family
Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew CountyIrwin Sweeney Miller Foundation
Johnson Ventures, Inc.
Zaharakos | Tony Moravec

Russell & Jean Hashman
Louise Hamilton Short
SIHO Insurance Services
Nancy & John Wagner
Columbus Park Foundation – Sneakers at Starlight 2013
Columbus Youth Hockey – In Memory of Jim Neal
Visitors Center, Inc.
Arvin Gift Fund
Ed & Jan Booth
Coca Cola Foundation
Bob & Elizabeth Crider
Dave Crompton
Roy Ferguson Family
Kirr, Marbach & Company, LLC
Keith & Wendy Roberts
Saddler Family
The Solso Family
Taylor Bros. Construction Co., Inc.
Bennett Family
Greg & Debbie Brown –  Adam Brown Foundation
Case Construction, Inc.
Columbus Icemen
First Financial Bank
Victoria Craig Griffin
Neal Family
Steven & Carol Risting
Old National Bank
The Republic
Steve Scgalski
Bob & Barbara Stevens
Dan & Julie DelGenio
Roger and Nancy Nichter
Doug & Deb Roese
Jeff & Maureen Weikert
Brad & Sarah VanPelt
Mickey & Jenny Kim
Lily Glick
Sam & Barbara Licata
Scott & Becky Merritt
Noblitt Fabricating
Thomasson, Thomasson, Long & Guthrie
John & Susan Nash
Brian & Anne Farrar
Mark & Karen Etchison
Steven & Darlene Etchison
Steven & Darlene Bricker
Brian & Allison Clark
Greg & Tracy Ehlinger
Jim & Dianne Farrar
Doug & Monica Federle
Kenny Glass
Millis Family
Buck & Nea Ritz
Voelz Law, LLC

Hamilton Center Restoration Project presentation (PDF)