The Basket Building
The Longaberger Company building, frequently referred to as the Basket Building, was constructed in 1997. The original intention for designing The Basket Building was for marketing and promoting the hand-woven basket line - their biggest seller.
In fact, there were basket-shaped buildings planned in every large market for The Longaberger Company; however, only one was built as a corporate headquarters - in the style of Novelty Architecture - before the untimely death of Longaberger in 1999. His daughter, Tami, decided not to continue the expansion. By early 2000, The Longaberger Company employed 8,200 with an additional 45,000 Home Consultants and grossed over $1 billion dollars in sales. Each hand-woven basket was numbered, dated, and signed by the weaver - which gave the baskets a touch of personalization.
In 2013, the Longaberger Company was bought by another company and The Basket Building was sold in 2016. The building was renovated with an eye toward converting The Basket Building to a luxury hotel and historic preservation through the Heritage Ohio Society.
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