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The Union House Tavern

The Union House Tavern | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
The Union House Tavern, known as Schulkamp's Corner Saloon, 2601 East Washington Avenue at Milwaukee Street. A group of men are standing on the porch holding glasses of beer. There is a hand-pump and a pail on the wooden sidewalk running in front of the porch. There is a horse and wagon tied up at the hitching post on the left. A sign for Breckheimer Beer is on the corner of the building above the porch roof.
DESCRIPTION
The Union House Tavern, known as Schulkamp's Corner Saloon, 2601 East Washington Avenue at Milwaukee Street. A group of men are standing on the porch holding glasses of beer. There is a hand-pump and a pail on the wooden sidewalk running in front of the porch. There is a horse and wagon tied up at the hitching post on the left. A sign for Breckheimer Beer is on the corner of the building above the porch roof.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:3105
Creation Date: 1900
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Classified File
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:CF 9067
Original Dimensions:9 x 7 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The tavern took its name from the Union soldiers who popularized it and gave its name to Union Corners. During the Civil War, the wives of Union soldiers received their allotment checks in a paymasters headquarters on the second floor. It was torn down in September 1954.
SUBJECTS
Horses
Balconies
Trees
Clothing and dress
Coats
Hats
Neckties
Suits (Clothing)
Porches
Beer
Neighborhoods
Sidewalks
Pumping machinery
Fences
Civil War, 1861-1865
Men
Outdoor photography
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Taverns (Inns)
Signs and signboards
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Roads
Wagons

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