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200 North Broadway

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Historic Name:Union House Hotel
Reference Number:03001216
Location (Address):200 North Broadway
City/Village:De Pere
Union House Hotel
200 N. Broadway
De Pere, Brown County
Construction Date: 1883, with additions in 1885, 1903, 1918, and 1922

The Union House Hotel is the oldest continuously operated hotel in the area. The hotel was begun just one year after a catastrophic fire destroyed almost all of the older commercial buildings on Broadway. The fire consumed three of the city's older hotels, creating a demand for lodging that led Nicholas Altmayer to construct this hotel beginning in 1883. Two years later, Altmayer doubled the size of the building and in 1903 his brother, Fred Altmayer, added a third story. Shortly after August Maternoski purchased the hotel in 1918, he tore down the hotel's horse barn and replaced it with the present brick barn. A small three-story addition that Maternoski added to the east end of the James Street side of the hotel in 1922 resulted in a thirty-four room hotel building.

Inside is a comfortable, well-maintained interior with public spaces on the first floor and hotel rooms above. The entrance lobby, bar, and dining booths display a sleek, streamlined Deco appearance from a mid-1930s remodeling, one of the few changes since the building was completed in 1922.

The hotel lobby and restaurant are open during normal business hours.

Period of Significance:1883-1922
Period of Significance:1883-1953
Area of Significance:Architecture
Area of Significance:Commerce
Applicable Criteria:Event
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Hotel
Architectural Style:Late Victorian
Resource Type:Building
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:11/26/2003
State Register Listing Date:07/18/2003
Number of Contributing Buildings:1
Number of Contributing Sites:0
Number of Contributing Structures:0
Number of Contributing Objects:0
Number of Non-Contributing Sites:0
Number of Non-Contributing Structures:0
Number of Non-Contributing Objects:0
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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