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Capital House Hotel | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Capital House Hotel

Capital House Hotel | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society
An illustration of the Capital House, from the 1858-1859 Madison City Directory. The first-class hotel opened in 1853, was later bought by L.B. Vilas and changed its name to Vilas House hotel. Later it was converted into an office building called the Pioneer Block.
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An illustration of the Capital House, from the 1858-1859 Madison City Directory. The first-class hotel opened in 1853, was later bought by L.B. Vilas and changed its name to Vilas House hotel. Later it was converted into an office building called the Pioneer Block.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:34589
Creation Date:circa 1859
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Place File*
Genre:Print
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
From Stanley C. Hanks Collection Notes PH 6095: The Vilas House was erected by a joint stock company consisting of L.G. Farwell, L.B. Vilas, G.C. Fairchild, Simeon Mills, E.B. Dean and others. It was started in 1852 and opened for business under the name of 'Capital House'. The hotel was originally build with five stories as it is today, however, the iron balcony was removed a good many years ago. The building was 66 feet on Main Street and 86 feet on Monona Avenue, then called Wisconsin Avenue. The face constructed of yellow stone, and was one of the best known hotels in this part of the country.
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