R & S Landmarks
The current owners, Randy Scheidt and Scott Owens of R & S Landmarks, purchased the building in 2021, after leasing and managing the building for nearly forty years. They renovated the building’s facade and interior in the 1980s. The 2nd floor is currently undergoing renovation as residential units. Pre-leasing will begin on May 16th, 2022 with occupancy beginning on July 1st, 2022. You can view the floor plan on the History page.
The Ulrich Block building has always had commercial use. It has been home to numerous businesses and four bakeries. Shortly after Frederick Ulrich bought the property in 1856, he started his own bakery, where he was tasked with baking bread for the Union Army during the Civil War.
The photographer who took this colorized photo in the 1870s used the courthouse as his vantage point. You can see the front of the Ulrich Block building in the lower-right of the image. The strip of road in the lower-left corner is Washington Street. Left of center, near the top, is First Presbyterian Church.
On December 20th, 2021 Ulrich Block Co-owner Randy Scheidt had the opportunity to meet with former Leuchter Bakery worker Dick Bray. Dick worked in the bakery around 1928.
Watch the full video presentation of “Our Stories Illuminated.”
“Our Stories Illuminated” is a special effects video presentation planned for Columbus Marathon weekend in late September 2021. The Columbus Area Bicentennial steering committee has commissioned Blockhouse Studios for this show to be displayed on the Ulrich Block Building downtown.