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Jct. of USH 151 and CTH W

National or State Register of Historic Places
Jct. of USH 151 and CTH W | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Club Harbor
Reference Number:80000135
Location (Address):Jct. of USH 151 and CTH W
County:Fond du Lac
Club Harbor
Intersection of STH 151 and CTH ¿W¿, Town of Calumet, Fond du Lac County
Builder: Unknown
Date of Construction: 1846

Pipe Village became a haven for German immigrants in search of fertile land in the 1840s. Rufus P. Eaton served as innkeeper of the only hotel and tavern in the area in 1848. When Eaton moved in 1856, Jacob H. Furhum took over. The hotel/tavern flourished under his ownership and eventually became well known as Fuhrman¿s Hotel.

The hotel/tavern witnessed heavy traffic in close proximity to the Military Road that linked the important posts of Fort Howard, Fort Winnebago and Fort Crawford. The hotel/tavern was also a stopping place along a major transportation route between Green Bay and Fond du Lac. Its location on a natural harbor made it the ideal destination for passenger and freight travel on Lake Winnebago.

Furhum¿s Hotel is sparsely decorated. Segmental arch windows surround the building while a wooden porch extends the length of the façade. The façade was originally equipped with two entrances; the men¿s barroom entrance has been bricked in. Three small gable roof dormers illuminate the third floor interior. Three brick chimneys accent the roof ridge.

The first floor interior was once composed of a men¿s barroom and a women¿s parlor. Now one room serves as public bar and grill. The second and third floor featured a dance hall and rental rooms including a bridal suite. It is no longer used for lodging. The building remains in private ownership and is open during regular hours.

Period of Significance:1825-1849
Area of Significance:Commerce
Applicable Criteria:Event
Historic Use:Commerce/Trade: Business
Historic Use:Domestic: Hotel
Architectural Style:No Style Listed
Resource Type:Building
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:01/22/1980
State Register Listing Date:01/01/1989
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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