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Remembering the Knights Inn – Now the Aloft Hotel

Resident of the Knights Inn motel in Westerville, Ohio, sits in the warming afternoon sun just weeks before the city demolished it.

The abandoned and damaged pool at the Knights Inn in Westerville, Ohio, weeks before the city demolished it.

The abandoned and damaged pool at the Knights Inn in Westerville, Ohio, weeks before the city demolished it.

Contractor demolishes the Knights Inn motel in Westerville, Ohio, after the city purchased the property.

Contractor demolishes the Knights Inn motel in Westerville, Ohio, after the city purchased the property.

The Aloft Hotel opened this week on Heatherdown Drive replacing the Knights Inn which the city purchased and demolished after it fell into disrepair and was abandoned. The hotel, with a spectacular steel horse sculpture at its entrance, is one of two new hotels in the city.

 

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Steel Horse sculpture in front of Aloft Hotel in Westerville, Ohio

Steel Horse sculpture in front of Aloft Hotel in Westerville, Ohio

Steel Horse sculpture in front of Aloft Hotel in Westerville, Ohio

Steel Horse sculpture in front of Aloft Hotel in Westerville, Ohio

During construction

About The Author

Gary Gardiner

Former newspaper and Associated Press photographer. Instructor at Westerville Center for Photography. Owns SmallTown Stock, the Reasonably Rights Managed stock photo agency. Founder and Director for The American Scene Project, a heritage project dedicated to exhibiting and preserving photography of everyday American life.

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