Update: The Columbus Music Hall is not in existence anymore. 🙁
Built in 1897, old Engine House No. 12 (now the Columbus Music Hall), housed one of Columbus’ early horse and steam engine fire departments. The red brick construction with arched windows and prominent tower was typical of a city firehouse at the turn of the century. This touch of Columbus’ past has now been reclaimed and carefully renovated to create an ideal space for receptions, meetings, and especially jazz performances.
A grand piano graces the main performance area and patrons are treated to a cozy seating area complete with candle lit tables and plenty of room to take in the now legendary jazz performances that have taken place here. Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra performs every Monday night entertaining listeners with their brand of Stan Kenton and Woody Herman compositions, as well as Wiester’s own arrangements.
While remaining true to the original building design, the Columbus Music Hall combines Victorian elegance with warmth and comfort to create a multi-purpose rental space. The restored pine woodwork, brass chandeliers, and classic Victorian touches transform this former firehouse from an industrial facility to a grand historic setting complete with an enchanting perennial garden.
Located one block east of Interstate 71 and one block south of Broad St., Columbus Music Hall is convenient to both out-of-town and local guests. Adjacent free parking makes this downtown facility easily accessible.