51 West is more than a beautiful wedding venue, party venue or location for a company conference. 51 West is a snapshot of history. Built in the early 1900’s it one of a diminishing number of original buildings in the Frankfort Historic District. Longtime residents still reminisce about shopping here for furniture when they were children and into the 50’s and 60’s.
In 1984, the first floor was converted into a “mini mall’. Typical of the time period, the ceilings were lowered to 9 foot and a more modern feel was created with a large central hallway and 3 offices on each side. The year 2000 brought yet another owner as the downtown slowly deteriorated. The United Way of Clinton County purchased the building and leased/shared space with various not for profit organizations.
In 2014, small efforts were already underway to revitalize the Historic District and the building was acquired by the current owner for the purpose of having a party venue and banquet hall. To restore the beauty and elegance of this grand lady, the office spaces and first floor ceiling rafters were carefully deconstructed with emphasis on reclaiming and reusing as much of the original wood as possible.
Guests at 51 West are charmed by the attention to details. From the rich woodwork and doors to the high ceilings with unique lighting fixtures and the stately staircase, 51 West is more than a Banquet Hall, Ballroom Rental or location for a Company Conference. 51 West is Downtown Elegance…Unforgettable Events.