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World's Largest Basket

1500 E Main St, Newark, OH 43055-8847
+1 740-322-5588
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Empty Basket

It's very sad that the Longaberger Basket building is now empty because the company owes taxes and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Columbus, Ohio
via mobile
Iconic Longaberger basket building

We viewed this building while driving by on Rt. 16 going into Newark, Ohio. It was build by the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Barbara M
Columbus, Ohio
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1500 E Main St, Newark, OH 43055-8847
+1 740-322-5588
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's very sad that the Longaberger Basket building is now empty because the company owes taxes and needed to leave the building. It now sits empty and is waiting for a new owner to take control and operate it. It needs paint and some tinder...More

Thank eobert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We viewed this building while driving by on Rt. 16 going into Newark, Ohio. It was build by the Longaberger Basket Company, and it housed their corporate offices. Unfortunately, it was vacated by the company and stood empty for awhile. I read where there's a...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Okay this particular site is one of those "20 wonders of the USA" simply because back in its hey-day, the Longaberger basket company had the brainstorm to build their world headquarters in the shape of a MONSTROUS basket, 3 story tall handles and all. It...More

1  Thank Janet T
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This building is a testament to the vision of a great man, who died before his time. Like with so many businesses that are passed on to children, the children have no idea how to manage the business, or understand what it took to build...More

1  Thank O S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This structure is interesting to see if in the area. The building is vacant and I believe in receivership.

Thank grinch4
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Even just driving by the highway, this is fun to see. It is one of those oddities you just don't encounter often. Unless you want a closer view, you don't even need to get off the main road- it is very visable while driving on...More

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I have been part of The Longaberger Company for 24 + years now and this "basket building" holds some special memories for me. Yes, this is a one of a kind building that has world wide notoriety for its unique architecture and is an iconic...More

Thank Michele D
Reviewed 2 June 2017

How many office buildings have you seen that look like a basket? Me too! This is closed for good now, but we still had to stop and take a look at it from the side of the road.

Thank richb102
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The Longaberger Empire has ended. The expensive baskets and the recent downturn that has crippled the middle income families, has made this once thriving business nearly extinct. The basket is closed and in foreclosure for lack of tax payments. It is in bad need of...More

Thank Lawrence P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you just want to see a Big building that is shaped like a basket, it is impressive to see. It is no longer headquarters for Longaberger baskets and therefore tours of the interior are no longer given. The building itself is in foreclosure currently....More

Thank Desta B
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