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Description: This is a picture of the front porches and signs of the Golden Lamb Hotel in Lebanon, Ohio. The hotel is located at the corner of Broadway and Main Street. A wooden sign hanging from the second story has a lamb painted in the center and reads in cursive script "Golden / Lamb / Hotel." On the first floor there is another sign, reading "Famous since 1815 as the / GOLDEN LAMB / And the oldest Inn still / operating as a hotel in Ohio. / Here JQ Asams, Henry Clay, / Chas Dickens and many other / famous men have stayed. / NOW A MODERN HOTEL" The Golden Lamb, formerly the old Lebanon House, is the oldest hotel in the state of Ohio. Established by Jonas Seaman in 1803, the hotel was a success and became known for its quality food and lodging. Two years later the Warren County courthouse was built across the street, increasing the business of the Golden Lamb. The tavern served as a meeting place for troops during the War of 1812 and as a stagecoach stop during the nineteenth century. The present day, four-story building was built in 1815 during the rebuilding of the inn. The inn has had many famous guests such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and twelve U.S. Presidents. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B14F07_043_001
Subjects: Golden Lamb (Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio); Historic hotels; Porches; Inn signs
Places: Lebanon (Ohio); Warren County (Ohio)