The Garden Manor
the Dr. Lewis M. Early house c. 1895
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Garden Manor Bed & Breakfast Closes
We regret to announce that the Garden Manor Bed & Breakfast is closing indefinitely. We have had a wonderful time welcoming so many guests and appreciate the opportunity it has afforded us in sharing the Dr. Lewis M. Early house with so many! A deeply felt "Thank you" to each and every one of you who have made this your home away from home for one night or longer, on one occassion or many! Godspeed and may travelling mercies be yours as you journey on.

 "BEST URBAN INN AWARD 2010-11" from

We are located in historic Olde Towne - an urban neighborhood just on the edge of downtown Columbus, Ohio. The nation's 16th largest city! Built in 1895 for Dr. & Mrs. Lewis M. Early. The property was listed on the Columbus Register of Historic Properties in 1989.

The Garden Manor Conservatory seating area

The Main Salon with twin marble fireplaces

Located less then 1 mile from many of the city's finest attractions like the renowned Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus Museum of Art and downtown. Less than a fifteen minute drive from the Columbus airport, the Garden Manor combines the magic of a timeless era with the convenience of nearby access to major interstate highways.

The Garden Manor Conservatory seating / viewing area

The Garden Manor Bed & Breakfast -
a tradition of gracious hospitality
established in 1940.

The Garden Manor Conservatory breakfast table


A tradition of
gracious hospitality

established in 1940
The Garden Manor

The Garden Manor
c.1895 is an individual listing on the Columbus Register of Historic Properties. Originally it was built as the office and residence of Dr. Lewis M. Early, M.D. and his wife Lulu. Dr. Early was a pioneer in the development of x-ray technology for medical use. In the 1940’s it was used as a Bed & Breakfast for visiting African American musicians who played the famous jazz clubs on Mt. Vernon Avenue and Long Street. In 1974 it was the home of the Garden Manor Cultural Arts Center serving as an outreach to aspiring young African American artists and entrepreneurs.

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