Title: 
Mettawas Hotel, Kingsville, Ont., Canada
Year: 
1914
Publisher: 
R. H. Pickard
Type(s): 
Postcard
Identifier(s): 
601,192
Language: 
English
Source: 
Mike Skreptak Collection; Box 1
Notes: 
Postmarked 1914; the Mettawas Hotel opened in 1889; it was designed by Detroit architects Mason & Rice and built by Hiram Walker; designed in American architectural style, the main building was 3 stories high and had 120 bedrooms, multiple balconies and a veranda surrounding much of the building; a second building housed a casino, and separate rooms for billiards, cards, lounging, bowling, dancing and smoking; Hiram Walker died in 1899 and in 1901 the hotel was purchased by W. P. Beyer; town authorities and Beyer fought over assessment fees and when no resolution was found, Beyer had the hotel demolished (1903-4); the postcard is addressed to Achsah Hicks.
Subject(s): 
Mettawas Hotel (Kingsville)
Hotels
Lake Erie
Docks
Mason And Rice, Architects
Travel
Waterfront (Kingsville)
Walker, Hiram
Place(s): 
Kingsville (Ontario)
Rights: 
Public Domain
Repository: 
University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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