Built in 1924, the Granville Inn is a mainstay in the village. It boasts state-of-the-art guest rooms, meeting spaces, dining and a ballroom.
History & Architecture
In 1922, coal and railroad magnate John Sutphin Jones entered into a development pact with the Village of Granville to build the Granville Inn and Golf Course; included as part of the agreement was the construction of a sanitary sewer system. Jones commissioned the construction of the Granville Inn in the Jacobethan Revival style on the site of the Granville Female College, which had closed its doors in 1898. The stone and halftimber structure was also designed by Columbus architect Frank L. Packard; all the sandstone for the Inn was quarried at Bryn Du.
While most of the Granville Female College was torn down for the Inn, the gymnasium building with classrooms built by the college’s last president, Dr. William Kerr, was left standing, renovated, and was later connected to the main structure, housing three garages with guest rooms on the second floor.
Denison University bought the inn out of receivership in 2013, then completed a $9 million, eight-month long renovation of the 91-year-old inn, renewing its vintage charm.
Frank L. Packard
What's Happening Here
The Granville Inn, owned by Denison University, is noted as one of the top 50 college hotels in the nation.
The Granville Inn, owned by Denison, gets a rave review.
Recently named a 'Best College Hotel,' the Granville Inn provides fresh-baked cookies and complimentary bathrobes.
After a $9 million restoration and renovation, the Granville Inn reopens on May 8, 2015, to much fanfare.
"The health of Granville matters an awful lot to the health of Denison." said Denison President Adam Weinberg.
After a more than $9 million restoration and renovation, the Granville Inn, owned by Denison University, reopens with much celebration.
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Denison University-owned Granville Inn celebrates a reopening after an extensive renovation and restoration.
The Granville Inn will reopen its doors May 8 after nine months of renovation and expansion work.
The Granville Inn, under the ownership of Denison University is undergoing a $9 million makeover.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
The 91-year-old Granville Inn closed early last August for a $9 million renovation, after Denison purchased it in the fall of 2013.
Construction on the Granville Inn, owned by Denison University, continues on schedule, keeping the aesthetics and historical components of the building.
Denison has been awarded a $1.4 million tax credit under the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program.