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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Columbus City Hall

1872

 
 
Columbus City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2012
1. Columbus City Hall Marker
Inscription.

Construction of old City Hall on this site was begun in 1869 and completed in 1872 at a cost of $175,000. The 140-foot high building of Gothic design contained dark cream Amherst stone and was one of the prominent landmarks of its day. First floor was occupied by the U.S. Post Office, the Columbus Public Library and the City Board of Trade. City Council Chamber and office rooms were located on the second floor and a public auditorium seating 3000 persons occupied the third floor. The building was destroyed by a $75,000 fire the night of January 21, 1921. Construction of the present Loew's Ohio Theater building was completed March 17, 1928. On opening night Mayor James J. Thomas delivered the dedicatory address.

This marker sponsored by
the City of Columbus
and
Loew's Theaters
Dedicated April, 1964

 
Erected 1964 by Franklin County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 57.61′ N, 82° 59.954′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on State Street east of High Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 39 East State Street, Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Columbus City Hall Illustration on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2012
2. Columbus City Hall Illustration on Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. United Mine Workers of America (a few steps from this marker); The Ohio Theater (a few steps from this marker); Columbus Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio in the Civil War / Defending Ohio (within shouting distance of this marker); The State House (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spirit of 98 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William McKinley (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
<i>City Hall, Columbus, Ohio</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Valentine-Souvenir Co., circa 1916
3. City Hall, Columbus, Ohio
Columbus City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2012
4. Columbus City Hall Marker
On the NW corner of the Ohio Theater
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 1, 2015.   4. submitted on December 31, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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