|By Alan Johnson, The Columbus Dispatch,
OhioMcClatchy-Tribune Regional News
December 10, 2009 --The newest boutique hotel Downtown will be built by rehabilitating and combining two historic buildings and using a $4.6 million state historic tax credit.
The Hotel Indigo will utilize buildings at 16 and 20 E. Broad Street, immediately next to the Rhodes State Office Tower.
The 117-room Indigo Hotel will cost an estimated $26.6 million, according to the state tax credit records. It will be developed by Schottenstein Property Group.
The old Hayden Building at 20 E. Broad St., a four-story Italianate-style office structure named after industrial entrepreneur Peter Hayden, is the oldest commercial building Downtown, dating to 1869. It was designed by Nathan B. Kelley of Columbus, a Statehouse architect.
The "new" Hayden Building next door at 16 E. Broad St. is 13-story building erected in 1901 that was the first home of National Football League in the 1920s and 1930s.
Both properties earlier this year were nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.
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