Marion, Ohio is home to what my husband Keith and I may think is the best pizza ever. The Warehouse Italian diner is housed in a historic building that was the home of the Inter Urban around 1925 . The electric train ran from Marion to Delaware and then on to Columbus called the CD&M. This historic building was built into a restaurant in 1994.
When Keith and Jane Aumann and I were all in Marion we tried the Wild Mushroom pizza and the Mushroom, Pepperoni and Sausage pizza. For mushroom lovers they were both splendid, but I loved the wild mushroom pizza, while Jane preferred the meatier variety.
The atmosphere of this historic building is lovely. It is easy to imagine boarding the train and heading out for an early morning commute. To think that these electric trains were installed used, then dismantled in such a short period of time is astounding. With the gas and energy crunch today it seems it would be a great way to get back and forth once again. Here is a bit of history according to the Columbus Railroad history, the “Columbus Delaware & Marion Railway- 1903-1933, Standard Gauge, 50 miles long from Columbus to Worthington, Flint, Lewis Center, Stratford, Delaware, Radnor, Prospect, Owens, Marion and through its subsidiary Bucyrus.”
If in the Marion, Ohio area be sure to stop and see this wonderful restaurant!
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