The NECKO neighborhood, a section of the historic E.J. McMillen Homestead Addition, is a part of the Near North Side Historic District as designated in the Historic Register in 1980. It is recognized as a locally significant example of an early 20th century residential neighborhood in Columbus.

NECKO was named after the Neil-Eighth-Cannon-King Organization founded in 1979. The organization obtained the historic designation and focused on the preservation of its unique mix of architectural styles and diverse neighborhood character. Its residential nature and many similar functional and expressive features, such as brick construction, front porches, and roof dormers unify the area. Inspired by the historic front doors found throughout NECKO, the logo below captures the neighborhood’s eclectic and welcoming spirit.

NECKO worked cooperatively with The Ohio State University to establish the university’s southern expansion boundary at the north side of West 8th Avenue. By 2008, over 100 of the original historic houses and brick streets remained intact.

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