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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 boo 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.


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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 boo 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.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    Got this just for a source of photos, and was surprised at how well it was researched and written. Enjoyed all the personal stories and insider gossip. Notes: 14...Dreiser 42...Darrow passed the bar at the Neil House bar. 48...James Poindexter barber Underground Railroad 79...Great Southern ... rooftop beer garden oyster bar ... 1880s per capita consumption 660 oysters/per person 92..."cow town" from Hartman's south High st herd Schumacher ... met Hartman thru a Peruna purchase ... father of modern adver Got this just for a source of photos, and was surprised at how well it was researched and written. Enjoyed all the personal stories and insider gossip. Notes: 14...Dreiser 42...Darrow passed the bar at the Neil House bar. 48...James Poindexter barber Underground Railroad 79...Great Southern ... rooftop beer garden oyster bar ... 1880s per capita consumption 660 oysters/per person 92..."cow town" from Hartman's south High st herd Schumacher ... met Hartman thru a Peruna purchase ... father of modern advertising. 126... Schumacher Sheraton plaque 127... Seneca... 1959 Castro's mother and sister lodged there ... In 2001, Mike Harden confirmed story 161...David McCullough quote ... History not dates & quotes & obscure provisos ... It's about life, change, consequences, music, poetry, drama, science, medicine, $, and love.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Cindy May

    A very interesting and comprehensive book all about the history of Columbus hotels. A great compliment to their lecture in Upper Arlington back in June. Keep up the good work Mr. Betti and Ms. Uhas Sauer.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia

    Great information for someone who loves specific history and stories of the local flavor.

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