Sharp Corner Saloon / Tavern /
823 East Main
09 19 OPENING OF THE
The “Karlsruhe,” the
handsome new saloon and restaurant at the “Sharp Corner” (Main Street and
College Avenue, 823 East Main Street), was formally opened to the public
Saturday evening. There was a constant
coming and going of patrons during the evening, and all were provided with an
excellent luncheon of German cookery free of charge.
In all its appointments, the “Karlsruhe” is one of the
neatest, most highly finished and best arranged resorts in the city, and it is
sure to attract a large patronage.
There are wine-rooms, card rooms and toilet rooms in
connection. Charles Raabe is the
The building was erected by William Hartig, of Hartig & Manz. The Watertown News, 09 19 1894
09 21 SHARP
Raabe is now fully prepared to serve his many customers in fine style in his
new quarters at 823 Main Street, formerly known as the “Sharp Corner." One of the finest business spots in the city
has just been erected on that corner, and it is finished and arranged in fine
style. Mr. Raabe occupies the entire
building for residence and saloon purposes.
The bar room proper is large, well ventilated and lighted, and presents
a most inviting appearance, with its elegant metallic ceiling, hard wood and
tile flooring, elegant bar fixtures, etc.
In the rear of the bar room is a nicely finished card room, and to the
right a finely furnished room, in which refreshments are served to ladies. The building contains fine toilet rooms for
ladies and gents, and many other accommodations not to be found in any other
resort in the city. WG
12 05 An amusing sight last Wednesday evening
was the march through the mud of Main Street, from the "Sharp Corner"
to the post office and return, by three men, to the melodious music of a bass
drum pounded by one of them. The march
was made on a wager, and proved to be a good drawing card for Charles Raabe's
07 04 R. S. KEEL BECOMES
R. S. Keel, the well-known old ball
player, has moved here from Waterloo and is proprietor of the saloon and
restaurant at the “sharp corner.”
03 27 MURALS
AT THE SHARP CORNER CAFE
“Jumbo” Keels’ cafe at the “Sharp Corner” presents a
most attractive appearance with the numerous oil paintings which adorn the
walls. The work was done by Artist Henry
Schaller and is very creditable. WR
Owner Frank Fries, Sr, Frank
Fries, Jr, Paul Behlke, bartender Ole Schultz, Pat Riley.
TAVERN, CHARLES HARTMAN, PROP.
signal man, C M & St Paul Railroad, roomed at 410 College Ave.
07 01 SHARP CORNER TAVERN
Corner Tavern, one of Watertown’s oldest and most widely known establishments,
today changed hands, having been purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J.
[Bernetta] Coughlin of 813 Main Street.
Mr. and Mrs. Coughlin are the former owners of the R. J. Coughlin Sod
Company of Watertown which has been purchased by Warren Neeman of 208 Oak Hill
Court, Watertown, who is now operating the sod business. WDT
07 20 OTTO’S INN TAKEN OVER BY FOSTER PAGEL
Pagel, operator of the Sharp Corner Tavern and before that manager of the
Bowl-'A-Fun, today assumed the operation of the famed dining spot Otto’s Inn, including the tavern, the dining room and
kitchen. Mr. Pagel will continue to
operate the Sharp Corner Tavern also until the first of the year.
Corner Inn was owned by R. J. & Bernetta Coughlin from July 1, 1963 until
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Emily and Clarence Schultz operated
the former Sharp Corner Inn in Watertown
(1930-1915), had been employed as a cook at the Sharp Corner restaurant
History of Watertown,