Trott & Bean, Architects, Inc. Building – (1910)
77 Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215
Year Built: 1910
Address: 124 S. Washington St. Columbus, OH 43215
Winner of the First Annual James B. Recchie Design Award and an award from the Architects Society of Ohio, the former plating and silvering plant was located on Naghten Street, an area now on Nationwide Boulevard. Vaudvillities used the building for rehearsal, stage and set construction until 1979 before attempts to turn it into a retail center failed. It was purchased by Continental Development and Trott & Bean Architects, Inc. as a joint venture and renovated and restored for private office space and conference facilities. The building is threatened with demolition for the development of a new hotel on the site.