Grandview Moment in Time

Staff Writer
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This photo, taken in 1984 by a Columbus Citizen-Journal photographer, shows the construction of what would be the home of the Columbus Mineshaft Restaurant, on the bluff overlooking the quarry on the south side of West Fifth Avenue.

The Mineshaft was owned by Carlos Garcia, who also had interest in the 94th Aero Squadron and the Confluence.

The restaurant was renamed the Miner's Den and later became one of several Baby Doe's Matchless Mine restaurants across the country.

The chain used a mining theme, which included an "entrance made to look like a mineshaft, flanked by various mining-related artifacts such as tipple cars on narrow-gauge rails and rusting hoist machinery."

The dining room had large windows that provided a view of the quarry lake below.

The Daimler Group razed the building in the mid 1990s.