The Fireproof Building Historical

The Fireproof Building Historical (HM1U3M)

Location: Columbus, OH 43201 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 58.994', W 83° 0.273'

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Constructed in 1909 and renovated for residential and commercial use in 2014, The Fireproof
Building was originally home to Fireproof Warehouse
and Storage Co. and was first used to protect
personal possessions. With steel doors & solid concrete walls, The Fireproof Building was
synonymous with security, and was designated a Civil Defense Fallout Shelter during World War II.

On June 2, 1922 the facade of the
original Fireproof building was cut back 10 feet due to the
widening of High Street for increased automobile use along with cable cars. This created the
beautiful front structure we see today.

As the moving & storage industry changed, the building transitioned into secure storage for
business assets. For over 30 years it served as headquarters for Fireproof Records Center
one of the country's largest information storage companies.

The Fireproof Building spans over a century of industry development and change personifying
the vibrant spirit of strength and innovation abundantin Columbus' Short North Community.
HM NumberHM1U3M
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 328844 N 4427820
Decimal Degrees39.98323333, -83.00455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 58.994', W 83° 0.273'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 58' 59.64" N, 83° 0' 16.38" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)614
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1024 N High St, Columbus OH 43201, US
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