Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Lake View House

from the 1882 Wisconsin Gazeteer and Business Directory

The Lake View House was at the east end of Main Street and later was renamed as the Fox River House, when it took on new ownership by the Maurer family.  It was a farmers' hotel, with a large stable and yard in back for the horses and wagons.  We first encountered this establishment in a 2012 blog post: where there is a nice photo of it.

 1884 Sanborn Insurance Map showing the location of the Lake View House on Main Street

Joseph Jarvis, the proprietor listed in this advertisement, spent seven years doing that job until he ran for city treasurer and was elected in 1888.

1 comment:

  1. Carl Jung (Peter's father) must have been the Menasha City Treasurer that followed Joseph Jarvis.