In 1979, workers were rebuilding the old Union Station arch, which had been the main portal to a bustling passenger train station that once stood on North High Street in downtown Columbus.

The arch was rescued in a last-minute effort by preservationists as the walls around it were felled by the wrecking ball that was clearing the way for the Ohio Center, the precursor to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

The arch was taken down, stone by stone, in 1977 and was rebuilt in a new park at Marconi Boulevard and Hickory Street, just a few blocks from its original site.

In 1999, the landmark slowly was moved to another new home -- a park being developed near Nationwide Arena, less than 0.2 mile away, where it remains today.

The arch is the focal point of the grassy park known as McFerson Commons in the Arena District.