THE COLUMBIAN

A GRAND OLD HOTEL ON THE LAURENTIAN DIVIDE AT BIG STONE LAKE,  ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA

Transient

THE COLUMBIAN WAS BUILT IN 1892 AND ADDED TO THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES IN 1985.    THE HOTEL WAS IN OPERATION THRU THE 1970'S.  IT'S LAST USE WAS AS A PENSIONER'S HOME AND GRADUALLY FELL INTO DISREPAIR.  THE INTENTION OF THIS PROJECT IS TO FIRST STABILIZE AND THEN RENOVATE THE BUILDING FOR USE AS A COMMUNITY SPACE,  RETAIL SPACE,  RESTAURANT,  OFFICES, AND RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS.