Griswold Inn


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Griswold Inn from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Griswold Inn. Contact WHS at to request permission.

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Griswold Inn is a picture, with genre photograph. Its dimensions are 4.38 in. x 6.68 in..

It was created in 1899.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

Griswold Inn during the winter of 1899. The inn was built in 1811 on the north-east Village Green by pioneer Ezra Griswold. Located near the intersection of Granville Road (Rt. 161) and High Street (Rt. 23), it was a popular stopping place for travelers.
Travel in early Ohio was fraught with many difficulties, from muddy, rough and impassable roads to poor accommodations and miserable food. The Inn first opened as a log structure, but was rebuilt in brick about 1811-1813. Built in classic coaching inn style, with an archway leading into the courtyard and stables, it served as a community center as well as a hotel. Social dances, meetings, and town business were all conducted within its walls. Ezra and his son George were prominent members of the community for many years.
The Inn featured a fireplace in every room and a large second floor ballroom, which was eventually converted to bedrooms when the Inn reverted to residence of the Griswold family. The building was razed in 1964, despite efforts in the community to save it.

It covers the topics buildings, business, Griswold Inn and taverns and inns.

It covers the city Worthington.

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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 85-G-696B.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0098.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on January 9, 2002. It was last updated November 17, 2017.