Ashtabula in Ashtabula County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Hotel Ashtabula was built in 1920 during an economic boom that lasted most of that decade. Architecturally, it represents a combination of Second Renaissance Revival and Georgian Revival styles. The H.L. Stevens and Company of Chicago and New York designed and built the hotel and others like it in Cleveland, Dayton, and Warren, Ohio and throughout the Midwest. The building included a ball room accommodating 300, a dining room that could seat 125, and club meeting and social rooms. A prominent structure of this downtown street, the Hotel Ashtabula was a hub for social activity. (Continued other side)
The Hotel Ashtabula has a long history of welcoming people from all walks of life, from business people to summer tourists. The nearby Palace and Castro theatres offered entertainment to these inhabitants. Hotel occupancy ceased around 1965 because of a major fire in adjoining buildings. The Hotel Ashtabula was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. When the hotel was renovated in 2012, the redesign incorporated the characteristics of the original building to preserve its historical character. The old hotel reopened as the offices of Signature Health in 2014.
Erected 2016 by 4726 Main Ave LLC and The Ohio History Connection
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 51.835′ N, 80° 46.957′ W. Marker is in Ashtabula, Ohio, in Ashtabula County. Marker is on Main Avenue 0.1 miles north of West 48th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashtabula OH 44004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ashtabula Train Disaster (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ashtabula Harbor Commercial District (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Hubbard House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lakeshore Park Main Pavilion (approx. 3 miles away); Betsey Mix Cowles (approx. 8˝ miles away); Joshua R. Giddings Law Office (approx. 8.8 miles away); Ransom E. Olds-Birthplace (approx. 9.6 miles away); Harpersfield Covered Bridge (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashtabula.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.