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101 S LUDINGTON ST

Architecture and History Inventory
101 S LUDINGTON ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Whitney Hotel
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:26716
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):101 S LUDINGTON ST
County:Columbia
City:Columbus
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1858
Additions:
Survey Date:1991
Historic Use:hotel/motel
Architectural Style:Italianate
Structural System:
Wall Material:Cream Brick
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Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Columbus Downtown Historic District
National Register Listing Date:3/5/1992 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/22/1992 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation. ORIGINALLY HAD A BALL ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR, RESTAURANT FACILITIES, AND OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS. IN 1992 HEARTLAND PROPERTIES, INC., THE COLUMBUS DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT CORP., AND OTHERS REHABBED THE BUILDING.

Henry Alonzo Whitney was a restless Yankee trader who wandered to Columbus from Vermont in 1844, the same year Lewis Ludington platted the downtown. He was one of the first merchants in town, and his early frame building which served as store/rooming house/ tavern was also the first post office.
Bibliographic References:COLUMBUS HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE TOURS, COLUMBUS HISTORIC LANDMARKS AND PRESERVATION COMMISSION, 1994. COLUMBUS JOURNAL-REPUBLICAN 8/29/1994. Take a Walk on Main Street: Historic Walking Tours in Wisconsin's Main Street Communities, Wisconsin Main Street Program, 1998. Columbus Journal 5/19/2001. Columbus History and Architecture Tours, 2009.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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