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City Announces New Hall of Fame Inductees

City Announces New Hall of Fame Inductees

614now Staff

Monday the city announced the new members of Columbus’ Hall of Fame, which include a grocer, an astronaut, and activist, and a restauranteur, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

  • Carl L. Brown Sr., was the first Columbus black supermarket owner, and his Mount Vernon market, Carl L. Brown IGA Foodliner, got him named Small Businessman of 1968 by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce.
  • West High School graduate Donn F. Eisele was a crew member on Apollo 7. The Apollo 7 mission orbited the Earth 163 times and practiced procedures that were integral in the first moon landing.
  • Lynn Greer has dedicated her life as an activist for the gay and lesbian community and brought awareness to people suffering from HIV/AIDS since 1968. She works both locally and nationally as an activist, and is the only inductee this not honored after death.
  • George F. Schmidt was the owner and founder of Shmidt’s Sausage House and Restaurant in German Village. The restaurant has remained an icon and its founder also organized the first city Oktoberfest.

Congratulations to them and their families — you’ve made a lasting, positive influence on Columbus and we are so grateful.


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