Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Very Fine Building on the River Bank

from the Tourists' Guide to the Health and Pleasure Resorts of the Golden Northwest, 1879

This guide, similar to the one published by the C & NW Railway and shown yesterday, was put out by the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway, also known later as "The Milwaukee Road."  In this guide, Menasha got "credit" for Roberts' Resort, even though it was situated on the Neenah side of Doty Island.  In the woodcut above, the National Hotel didn't look exactly as illustrated, but like most illustrations of that era, it certainly has a nice Currier and Ives feel.

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