In 1947, Bud Murphy founded The Murphy Co. at the site, selling dictation wire recorders and printing materials. Now a technology and logistics firm, The Murphy Co. is located on West Broad Street.
Hoster Brewing Co. moved into the building in 1989, running a brewpub there until 2001. Dating back to 1836, Hoster was at one time Columbus’ largest brewery.
Historic photos credit: Two Caterers
Columbus by Rail Preview
On the next episode of Columbus Neighborhoods, we’ll take a look at the evolution of rail and public transit in Central Ohio, from Columbus’ streetcar history to the future of public transportation in the city. Watch at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6.