Wynn’s Hill-Overlook Historic District
The Wynn’s Hill-Overlook Historic District is an outstanding example of an early- to mid-20th-century residential neighborhood developed from several antebellum estates. In 1834, Colonel William L. Wynn purchased one hundred acres of land located on a rise east of downtown Columbus, just beyond the city limits. Wynnton Road was an important thoroughfare that also served as the early property line dividing Wynn’s land from John Woolfolk’s (portions of which were later sold to Dinglewood builder Joel Early Hurt, and others). During the 1920s, a majority of the district was developed by Lloyd G. Bowers, who hired nationally acclaimed landscape architect Earle S. Draper to design a picturesque neighborhood. Draper’s signature style of curvilinear streets and park-like settings can also be seen in the Peacock Woods-Dimon Circle Historic District and in the 1920s expansion of the village at the Bibb Mill (located outside of MidTown). With the incorporation of the larger Wynnton area into the city limits in the mid-1920s, residential construction boomed; a second peak in building occurred in the 1940s. Some of the architectural styles in this district include Greek Revival, Neoclassical Revival, Colonial Revival and Post Modern.