German Village, OH
German Village is a historic neighborhood just south of downtown Columbus. It was settled by a large number of German immigrants in the early-to-mid-19th century, who at one time comprised as much as a third of the population of the entire city. On December 30, 1974, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places, becoming the largest privately-funded preservation district on the list, and in 2007 was made a Preserve America Community by the White House. On November 28, 1980, its boundaries were increased, and today is one of the premier historic restorations in the world.