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West Avenue House

The New Belvidere

 

206 West Main Street

 

WEST AVENUE HOUSE

 

1886

WEST AVENUE HOTEL, MICHAEL QUIGLEY, PROP.

  

 

1887

1887 Watertown City Directory

 

1900-

04 20       A stranger visited the West Avenue House last Saturday, and hastily eating his dinner he went into the office, picked up Superintendent of schools John A. Hazelwood’s hat, and skipped before he was observed.  When Mr. Hazlewood finished his meal at the hotel he missed his headgear, and not being able to locate it, he found it necessary to invest in a new hat.   WG

 

1909

05 21       REMODELING WEST AVENUE HOUSE

John Schatz has the contract for remodeling the West Avenue House in West Main Street, and is already at work on same.  A new front will be placed in the hotel and the interior thereof remodeled and improved in a manner that will make the hotel homelike and convenient and a most desirable place to stop at.   WG

 

09 17       LOUIS ROGAN

Louis Rogan has accepted a position as clerk at the New Belvedere Hotel in West Main Street.  Louis is one of Watertown’s best know and reliable citizens and all his many friends predict that he will make a success of his new position.   WG

 

 

 

THE NEW BELVIDERE

 

07 30       REMODELING WEST AVENUE HOUSE

NAME CHANGED TO THE NEW BELVIDERE

The West Avenue House at 206 West Main Street has been remodeled and fitted out in first-class shape, and the name of the house has been changed to The New Belvidere.  The hotel is steam-heated and is equipped with city water and all modern conveniences throughout, new furniture, etc., and is very conveniently arranged.  A new front has been put in and from cellar to garret, in both inside and outside, the building has received a thorough renovating so that the hotel is now one of the finest $2.00-a-day houses in Wisconsin.  The new proprietor is experienced in the hotel business and the traveling public will find her hotel a fine place to stop at.  John Schatz was the contractor who had charge of the remodeling of the hotel, G. J. Doerr did the painting and decorating, Kehr Bros put in the steam heating plant, Otto Biefeld & Co. did the plumbing and Guetzlaff Bros. the mason work.  The hotel will be open for business on Saturday of this week.   WG

 

1912

05 16          W. J. MURPHY:  NEW RESTAURANT

W. J. Murphy, proprietor of the New Belvidere Hotel on West Main Street, will open a restaurant in connection with the hotel about May 20.  A good restaurant has long been needed in Watertown and no doubt Mr. Murphy’s will be greatly patronized.   WG

 

1915

08 19          W. J. MURPHY WILL MANAGE HOTEL

The New Belvidere Hotel on West Main Street is under new management.  W. J. Murphy, who formerly conducted the west side hostelry, is again in charge and will conduct the hotel from now on.  Mr. Murphy will continue as proprietor of the buffet at No. 8 Main Street.  Mr. Murphy is a first class hotel man and knows the business thoroughly, and has the best wishes of all for his success as landlord of the New Belvidere.   WG

 

 

 

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