Grandview Heights / Marble Cliff Historical Society

The Columbus Gun Club

Cambridge and West Fifth

This structure was designed by J Upton Gribben, a noted Columbus architect and former protege of

Frank Packard. It served as the center of social activity for prominent citizens of the area, as skeet shooting

was a national passion during this time. The results competitions were prominently recorded in the press.

Shooters at the club included Annie Oakley and John Philip Sousa. This building later served as the field

headquarters for the King Thompson Company development called the Country Club District, which

was to become Upper Arlington, just north of Marble Cliff.

The brochure for the Country Club District can be downloaded as a PDF file (Caution: 3.2 MB!!)