Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – a Columbus neighborhood

by Maureen McCabe on August 9, 2011

An east-side Columbus neighborhood called American Addition is the focus of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition episode being filmed this week.  A Columbus Dispatch article titled “Columbus family’s home getting ‘Extreme Makeover’ ” says:

” The neighborhood …is called American Addition, singled out by Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman in his latest State of the City address as “the most egregiously neglected urban neighborhood I have ever seen.” “

The neighborhood is south of Hudson and east of Cleveland Avenue… I believe.  It is just east of Joyce Avenue.  You can tell the neighborhood where Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is filming is west of Port Columbus.

The Columbus Dispatch article says of  American Addition:

“Annexed by Columbus in 1959, the area of 200 homes has declined to about 50 occupied households”

The number of newer homes in the neighborhood already surprised me.  I work primarily in northern Franklin County and southern Delaware County  so I was not familiar with the American Addition neighborhood before visiting the neighborhood the day before the existing home was demolished by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and local volunteers.  The new home built by  P & D Builders for the family and the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will be 4000 square feet. The episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition shot in Columbus will be the 2011 Christmas show.

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1 Frank Giordano November 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Hi this is the Giordano familys. the Giordano family had ahard life because my mom and dad got deforseand now i live with my dad in cocoa florida. And my mom left us and my dad is taking care of 5 kids.my dad is very old and his back hurts and his neck hurts my dad can not hear and he can not talk. And i have a littlie brother named frank jr that have ADHD and every time we give it to him he always throw up. and he give us a hard time with us. and we never let frank jr go outside like going out frount because he is really crazy and bad. what happen if frank jr get hit by a car.and we bout him a bike and every time he start riding away from us so we stop letting him outside now. and we have 6 familys and 3 small rooms and we want a lots of rooms and every time my dad do langery and my dad have to us a big stick and we always put it there because frank jr broke it and he is only 3 years old and he makes hole and draw on walls my dad and the 3 big kids always help him but he it to bad all he want is to have fun. and we have a small house and we have a problem of a car we have a van but its to old and we can not go far. when we go some vwhere far its always braking down . and it barly fits us and we can not buy a new car because we are pore. one thing there is a raccoon always in my back yard and it kill one of my kitten girl and its keep eatting owr cat food and we always put the cats outside because the cats have a lots of fleas and we have it in ower home. and my family names are, dad name is Frank and he is 53 years old,my older brother name is danny or daniel and he is 12 years old , my older sister name is lucia and she is 11 years old,my older brother name is jojo and he is 9 years old, my baby brother name is frank jr and he is 3 years old, and my little sister name is gessica and she is 2 years old.and thats all the giordano’s family and please help us!

2 Maureen McCabe November 18, 2011 at 05:42 pm

creative writing?

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