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Chittenden Hotel

The first Chittenden Hotel opened in 1889. After a devastating first in 1890, it was rebuilt, reopening in 1892. The new hotel burned down as well in 1893. Not to be thrice the victim of bad luck, Henry Chittenden made his third hotel as fireproof as could be in the 1890s. He succeeded, and the […]

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Veteran’s Memorial Hall

The Franklin County Veteran’s Memorial Hall has been hosting shows, athletic competitions, concerts, and more since 1955.

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Wyandotte Building

The Wyandotte Building was built in 1898. It was the first steel-framed skyscraper in Columbus.

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Union Station

The first Union Station was built in 1851 at the corner of High and Nationwide. It quickly became inadequate, and by 1870 plans for a second Union Station were underway.

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NFL Headquarters

NFL Headquarters used to be right here in Columbus. From 1927 to 1939, Joe Carr ran the budding organization from an office on the 11th floor of a downtown building.

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