This new page will be similar to the residential database in that I will provide historic photos of buildings around the city, in this case those of an office/retail/hotel nature, along with current photos of the sites.
The following entries are organized as follows: Name of building, address, lifespan dates and reason for demolition, if applicable or known. A historic photo- when available- and a current photo are given.
**Last updated 3/26/2019- added 2 buildings.
**Total Buildings Featured: 7
1. American Insurance Union Building: 40 W. Broad Street: 1905-1924: Demolished, along with all other buildings on the block) for the construction of the AIU Tower (later known as the LeVeque Tower).
1. The Hotel Star- 231 N. High Street- Dates for when it was built and when it was demolished are unknown. The building was just north of the Chittenden Hotel.
1. Columbus Citizen Building: 34 N. 3rd Street: 1910-1961: Demolished to build what is now the Renaissance Hotel. It was the old home of the Columbus Citizen Journal, a competitor of the Columbus Dispatch.
2. Virginia Hotel: 48 N. 3rd Street: 1908-1961: Demolished to build what is now the Renaissance Hotel. It was originally built as apartments before converting to a hotel.
1. The Atlas Building, aka The Columbus Savings and Trust Company Building- 2 E. Long Street- 1905
German Village Demolished
German Village Existing
1. Mixed-Use Building: 478-486 S. High Street: 1926: Originally built to include 8 apartments on the upper floors with storeroom space on the ground floor, it was eventually converted into offices. It is now the offices of the Ohio Water Department Authority with an address of 480-490 S. High.
Short North Existing
1. Mixed-Use Building: 717-721 N. High Street: 1927: Originally built as medical offices for nearby White Cross Hospital, it served many purposes over the years. Today it is retail with apartments on upper floors.