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Traditions's Inn Restaurant

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Traditions Inn was established in 1998 by Pat and Scott Mueller. The restaurant and pub are located on the corner of 29th ave and 13th st. in historic downtown Columbus.
The business consists of two houses joined by a sunlit conservatory and outdoor garden area. The corner Victorian-style home was built in 1890 by Richard S. Dickinson. Mr. Dickinson was twice Mayor of Columbus and owned a newspaper and large agricultural holdings in Platte County. Other previous owners include the Farnsworths and the Johansens. The Farnsworth’s rented out the five upstairs bedrooms to various borders and lived on the first floor. The house was later made into two apartments by the Johansens. Judy Heine (whose husband was a local physician), bought the house in 1968 and restored much of it to its original grandeur. She opened a tea room and boutique gift shop and ran both until 1998 as the Muffin Shoppe.

Unique architectural features of the house include original quartersawn oak woodwork, three sets of raised panel pocket doors, 10-foot ceilings, crown dentil molding, stained glass windows, an open stairway with turned spindles, and coal burning fireplace with ceramic tile and carved wood mantel.
The conservatory which links the two homes together was built in 1986, along with an enclosed garden and gazebo area.
Dr. Maxwell, a local dentist built the west house, which is a Dutch Colonial style in the 1920s for his family home. The house has 9-foot ceilings, and its original hardwood floors, french doors with beveled glass and built-in fireplace and cabinets.
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2905 14th Street
Columbus, NE 68601
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