Griswold Inn Banquet Table


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Griswold Inn Banquet Table 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 Banquet Table. Contact WHS at to request permission.

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Griswold Inn Banquet Table is realia, with genre furniture.

It was created in 1815.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

This piece of furniture is a banquet table from the Griswold Inn. It was made in James Kilbourn's Worthington Manufacturing Company. It is displayed in the dining room of the 1819-wing of the Orange Johnson House museum. According to an August 30, 1907 letter written by Fondelia Griswold to her daughter Ruth, Fondelia's father-in-law George Harlow Griswold took three trips carrying table sections up the hill to the inn on his back from the Worthington Manufacturing Company on the Whetstone River. The inn, extant until 1964, was built in 1811 on the north-east Village Green by Worthington founder Ezra Griswold. Its location near the intersection of Granville Road (Rt. 161) and High Street (Rt. 23) made it a popular stopping place for travelers. 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 business and Griswold Inn.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

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The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0028.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on November 13, 2001. It was last updated September 10, 2018.