Historic Hotels of Columbus, Ohio

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Though only a handful remain today, the Capital City once boasted a wealth of illustrious hotels and raucous two-bit establishments. Grande dame hotels like the Neil House, the Great Southern, the Hartman, the Chittenden and the Deshler achieved the height of elegance and refinement. More modest establishments were frequented by fugitive Confederate generals, notorious bootleggers and Fidel Castro's family. Join the Gilded Age bachelors who decked out banquet halls to look like camping sites and the Hungarian revolutionaries who failed to keep a low profile. From devastating hotel fires to ornate outhouse fittings, authors Tom Betti and Doreen Uhas Sauer introduce you to a whole new side of Columbus history.
ISBN: 9781626198968
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: Landmarks
Images: 95
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Tom Betti founded the Historic Preservation Committee of the Athletic Club of Columbus, served on the board of the Columbus Landmarks Foundation and co-leads the Historic Tavern Tours with Doreen Uhas Sauer. Tom earned bachelor's degrees in organization leadership and business administration from Franklin University and a master's degree in history from Norwich University. He lives in the historic 1898 Hartman Hotel Building in Columbus. Doreen Uhas Sauer is a long-time educator associated with Columbus City Schools, a past Ohio Teacher of the Year, and has worked extensively in international civic education. She has served as board president for the Columbus Landmarks Foundation and has received statewide recognition for her work in preservation education. Doreen lives in the University District where she serves on a number of community and city boards.
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