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File #: 0349X-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/13/2018 In control: Stinziano
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: To Recognize and Celebrate the Addition of the Hartman Building to the National Register of Historic Places.
Sponsors: Michael Stinziano, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Jaiza Page, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

Title

To Recognize and Celebrate the Addition of the Hartman Building to the National Register of Historic Places.

 

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WHEREAS, Opening in 1898, the Hartman Building at East Main Street and South 4th Street downtown has had many different uses including a boutique hotel and state offices, and it has now become Columbus’ 155th building on the National Register of Historic Places; and

 

WHEREAS, the building was named after Dr. Samuel Hartman, founder of Peruna Manufacturing Co. and inventor of the company’s product, Peruna, a “medical tonic” intended to help with the 1905 Yellow Fever epidemic in the South; and

 

WHEREAS, while the American Medical Association denied Peruna a status as a medicine, Hartman was still able to make a fortune off of the company and converted the building into a luxury hotel frequented by state politicians, theatre patrons, and other wealthy visitors; and

 

WHEREAS, Hartman died in 1918 and the hotel closed in 1921, but the building’s renovation in 1999 helped trigger a neighborhood revival in an area that now contains many popular local restaurants which contribute to a vibrant atmosphere; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

That this Council does hereby recognize and celebrate the addition of the Hartman Building to the National Register of Historic Places.