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Finished in 1899, the Columbia building was the last building built on the first block of East State Street and has always been utilized as an event venue for gatherings both large and small.

It is understood that the upstairs portion of 10 E. State St. was utilized during the Prohibition Era (1922-1933) as a speakeasy (aka. illegal drinking spots). Speakeasy on State is still equipped with its red light which helped indicate to customers the need to hide all alcohol. Also, in the pocket door leading into The Ballroom you’ll find two holes, the upper hole was utilized to visualize anyone seeking access, the lower of the two holes was utilized for the weapon that helped ensure there was no trouble.

By the late 1930s, the building was home to a chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The City of Redlands leased the VFW hall to host community dances and as a recreation center. Following the end of World War II (1945) the VFW moved to a different location.

Currently, Speakeasy on State is an Event Venue offering 4,000 square feet of elegance, mixed with beautiful hardwoods, raw exposed brick, and the finest period specific details.