Image of Griswold Inn Sitting Room


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Image of Griswold Inn Sitting Room 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 Image of Griswold Inn Sitting Room. Contact WHS at to request permission.

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Image of Griswold Inn Sitting Room is a picture, with genre photograph. Its dimensions are 0.94 in. x 1.42 in..

It was created around 1960-1964.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor. Gilbert Harold Coddington, 1907-1995 is the Photographer.

This image of the interior of the Griswold Inn was obtained from a series of negatives converted to digital images. The Griswold Inn stood on the east side of High Street, just north of the Village Green, and was built by Ezra Griswold in 1811 to offer travelers a place to stop. Ezra operated the inn until 1816, when he passed it down to his son, George H. Griswold. The structure was later converted from a tavern and inn into a residence, where Ruth Griswold, the last of the family to occupy the building, lived. Though the Griswold Inn Historical Foundation attempted to raise funds to purchase and restore the inn to use it as the Worthington Historical Society Museum, the building was razed in 1964. Gilbert Coddington, an architect who ultimately helped the Historical Society restore the Orange Johnson House, captured this image series before the demolition of the inn.

This image of a sitting room, still in use by Ruth Griswold in the 1960's, illustrates the fact that five generations of the Griswold family called the Inn home between 1803 and 1964. The large Victorian-era Eastlake mirror is seen above a Federal style fireplace mantel from the early 1800's, likely original. A wicker rocking chair in the foreground appears to be from the early 1900's. The room's chandelier is hung with a cord traversing the ceiling, as electricity was installed a nearly a century after the building's original construction.

It covers the topics Griswold Inn, taverns and inns, historic sites and homes.

It features the organization Griswold Inn.

It covers the city Worthington. It covers the area Old Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 00-G-179.156-38.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1157.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on October 26, 2020. It was last updated October 29, 2020.