German Village is arguably Columbus’ best-known historic neighborhood. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, German Village features lovingly restored brick houses, shops and streets, and its sidewalks are full of historic charm and modern swank. Homes are primarily Italianate, Queen Anne and Dutch Double in design. In 2007, it was made a Preserve America Community by the White House. Founded in the mid-1800’s by German immigrants who arrived to work in the city’s thriving beer-brewing industry, German Village was home to people who worked in the brewing industry up and down the pay scale.