The Newhall House in the Main Street of Milwaukee | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society


The Newhall House in the Main Street of Milwaukee


The magnificent Newhall House, a hotel that dwarfed the neighboring buildings, opened in 1857. Hölzlhuber completed this sketch for the Neue illustrierte Zeitung in Vienna, which published it January 29, 1883. This was a few weeks after the hotel had completely burned down with a loss of over seventy lives. In the drawing are pedestrians and a horse-drawn carriage. A large American flag flies on top.


Image ID: 28084

Creation Date: 1882 ca.

Creator Name: Hölzlhuber, Franz, 1826-1898



State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Franz Hölzlhuber, 1826-1898 : Sketches and associated materials, 1856-1860, 1959

Genre: Painting

Original Format Type: paintings

Original Format Number: PH 3131.12

Original Dimensions: 8 x 5.5 inches


This image is one of forty-two watercolor drawings from a sketchbook by Holzlhuber, documenting his trip to the U.S., especially to Wisconsin and Canada in 1856-1860.


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