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The Wittmond Hotel - Brussels IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
N 38° 56.800 W 090° 35.076
15S E 709323 N 4313632
Quick Description: The Wittmond Hotel built in 1885 in Brussels IL
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/23/2013 6:00:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMHCGK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
Views: 2

Long Description:
This historic hotel is in a small farming community and it roots go back to pre-civil war.

"Conrad Wittmond immigrated from Germany to the United States around 1840. He settled in Calhoun County, Illinois with his wife, Mary, and built the first portion of what would become the Wittmond Hotel in 1847. Originally the Hotel operated as a trading post. The general store sold dry goods, furnishings, livery items, clothing and all other goods that a pioneer family might need. With the rapid growth of the riverboat trade after the Civil War, the family saw a need to provide accomodations to river travelers. In 1863 the Wittmonds constructed the two story brick house that formerly housed the Brussels post office, on the west side of the store. In 1885, they renovated the structure, adding 15 rooms for overnight guests" (visit link) source
Name of the Hotel: The Wittmond Hotel

108 Main Street Brussels, IL 62013 (618) 883-2345

Number of Rooms: 15

Height in floors: 2

Hotel since: 1/1/1847

Date Building was built: 1/1/1847

First use of building:
Family Residence

Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): yes

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): no

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Hotel website (if available): [Web Link]

Hotel Rating: Not listed

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): Not Listed

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): Not Listed

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: Not Listed

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