Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller
Date: October 1, 2022
This is Ohio’s second oldest Inn and believed to be a stagecoach stop. Built between 1814 and 1816 by Germantown founder and town Proprietor Philip Gunckel, the original hotel had three sections and the first-floor fireplace in the banquet room is the original fireplace. In 1862 it was operated by William Leighty who changed the name to the Leighty House. Famous American Henry Clay and several others gave speeches from the iron balcony. The name was changed back to The Florentine Hotel in 1911. It was always the social hub of the town. Today it is an American steakhouse restaurant. Recently, Rosie and I ate here, and I enjoyed for the first time, an appetizer of fried green tomatoes.