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Are you moving.........?

We've been approached by lots of people asking if the rumor is true. Is the Columbus Washboard Company moving? Well, yes. We are pleased to confirm that we will be moving to our new downtown location on Main Street, Logan. The historic downtown of the Hocking Hills. Since 1895 we have only moved 3 times, the last time being in 1999 when we relocated from Grandview, Columbus OH to Logan, OH. The old shoe factory we have been in since then has been good for us, however we were approached by Shaun North, the owner of several businesses in Logan who asked if we would be interested in selling the factory to him, and we buy one of his locations...

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The Factory

The Godman Shoe Co. was established in 1881 by H.C. Godman. They constructed this building in 1914 and were the first to occupy 14 Gallagher Ave with their own Riley Shoe Co.  A modern and well equipped factory for the time, it was capable of  manufacturing 3,000 pairs of shoes a day. Over the years the building continued to grow to meet the needs of the fast growing shoe industry.  This unselfish company shared its wealth with those less fortunate, providing food, baths and even music lessons. Amanda Bent Bolt, a supplier to the automotive, lawn and garden, aftermarket and u bolt industries, occupied the building from 1978 to 1986.   The Columbus Washboard Co., in 1999 moved into this...

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Columbus Washboard Co Recognized

In celebration of Business Appreciation Week, James Martin (3rd from left) received the Golden Oak Award on behalf of the Columbus Washboard Co.  The Golden Oak is easily identified in the community, it is a 600+ year old Oak tree in the Old Logan Cemetery.  Local artist, Dave Brimner of Brimner Insurance Agency has made a drawing of the tree for the past three years to be awarded to recipients of the Golden Oak Award.  For more details on this award click here.

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