Heublein Tower History
Who Were the Heublein's?
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Fun Facts about the Heublein Tower and Family
From 1948 to 1950, WTHT, an FM station operated by The Hartford Times, used the tower as its antenna site.
In 1895 the Heublein family begins manufacturing A-1 Steak Sauce in the U.S.
Many famous people have been guests at the Heublein Tower. In the early 1950s, at a Hartford Times gala, the Republican Party asked General Dwight Eisenhower to run for president.
Original designers Smith and Bassette designed the Heublein Tower to withstand 100 MPH winds.
At the turn of the 20th century, Arthur Heublein,a doctor at Hartford Hospital, pioneered the use of X-rays and radium treatments for cancer patients.
The Heublein Tower was one of the first private residences to purchase and install an Otis Elevator during the Victorian Era.