Ghosts of cats and cigar-smoking former owners haunt the long-running Granville tavern.
The Buxton Inn has been a continuously running inn and tavern since it was built in 1812.
In 2014, the Orrs sold the Buxton to Valenzuela and her family (her father, Robert Schilling, started his business focusing on historical renovations in the 1980s in the Short North, the near East Side and other Columbus neighborhoods; Valenzuela, her husband and her brother are all now involved in the family-run business, called Urban Restorations). Another restoration is in progress, again under the watchful eye of dedicated preservationists and local residents (the Valenzuelas have called Granville home for 13 years).
“It has changed hands many times, but never closed its doors. It’s been through heydays and low times, a rollercoaster of good and bad throughout the over-200 years,” Valenzuela said.read more
In the village of Granville there is a unique part of American history called the Buxton Inn. Over the last 200 years many people have visited, eaten a meal, and stayed overnight at the Inn. Some people have been more notable then others, like Harriet Beecher Stowe, Yo-Yo Ma, and yes, even President Abraham Lincoln. The Buxton was an early stagecoach stop, saw the War of 1812, and was part of the Underground Railroad. The history is intriguing and the future is exciting.read more
Presidents at the Buxton Inn.
Do places hold memories? Are the stories written into the fabric of the building? Can you walk into a building and know there are stories to be told?
Over the last 205 years travelers have crisscrossed our great state and many of those travelers have stopped and stayed at the Buxton Inn, creating and telling their own stories. Three of these travelers include President Abraham Lincoln, President William H. Harrison, and President William McKinley.
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