Sometimes called "The Circles," Dennison Place is known for the unique circular islands at some of its intersections. Platted in 1888 by Ann (Neil) Dennison, who studied with Frederick Law Olmstead of New York's Central Park fame, The Circles are in keeping with the 19th-century "romantic planning" philosophy that was popular at the time. A community of 400 homes, five churches, restaurants, an elementary school with an international focus, and a variety of retail shops, Dennison Place is nestled between Victorian Village to the south, The Ohio State University to the north, Battelle Memorial Institute and the Olentangy River to the west, and High Street's "Short North" to the east.
On the National Register of Historic Places, over 90% of the homes have been renovated in the past three decades—and many have been featured on the Victorian Village Tour of Homes. Graceful, exuberant, fanciful, and substantial Victorian architecture is found throughout mature tree-lined streets. During the area's renaissance, a small cluster of substantial housing was moved into a charming courtyard setting near Battelle. Public transportation makes the neighborhood very accessible. Memorial Park is designed to commemorate the pioneers of the rejuvenation of the community.