• Creator
  • Harry Lemen, photographer
  • Created Date
  • 1927
  • Description
  • The sign over the door says "Established 1834". Inside, on the wall, is a copy of the original deed dated 1833 signed by James Lanier. In the 1859 city directory there is an advertisement and it states the owner to be Jacob Smith. The menu of that day included oysters, fresh fish and game. Jacob Smith's services included the care of the horses and wagons of his guests. In the early 1900s the Finnegan family took over the hotel. The 1909 Madiso... more
    The sign over the door says "Established 1834". Inside, on the wall, is a copy of the original deed dated 1833 signed by James Lanier. In the 1859 city directory there is an advertisement and it states the owner to be Jacob Smith. The menu of that day included oysters, fresh fish and game. Jacob Smith's services included the care of the horses and wagons of his guests. In the early 1900s the Finnegan family took over the hotel. The 1909 Madison Daily Herald states the New Broadway Hotel is newly renovated, refitted and refurnished. Mike and Dan Finnegan owned the business until about 1939 when John Niehouse took over the property. In 1946 Delbert Taflinger became the owner. He and the Taflinger family ran the hotel until 1978 when the Hosclaw famiily became the owners. They owned it for only a short time when the Maurice Hublar family bought it. Libby Mann now owns the old hotel and she states there still exists a knife and fork inscribed on the back with the words "Broadway Hotel" and dated 1835. The building boasts many antiques original to the place because each time it was sold the furnishings went with the property. Over the years there were wings built on to the building for more space, though we were unable to ascertain the exact date of the additions, and visitors today will find a lovely outside dining area on the north side of the building complete with awnings and a pretty fountain. less
  • Format
  • negative