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De Pere in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Union Hotel

Packers Heritage Trail

 
 
Union Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, October 24, 2018
1. Union Hotel Marker
Inscription.  The historic Union Hotel opened in 1883 and has been owned by the Boyd family since 1918, the year before the Green Bay Packers were born. Over the years, Packers legends and other prominent pro football personalities have found the Union to be one of their favorite places to dine.

Dad Braisher, equipment manager for the Packers during the Vince Lombardi era and a longtime football and basketball coach at De Pere High School, lived here for roughly 40 years. He was a resident and part of Lombardi's small inner circle when the Packers' iconic G logo was designed in 1961.

Packers head coaches dating to Curly Lambeau and including Lombardi have eaten here. Many of the Packers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, ranging from Mike Michalske to Tony Canadeo to several of the Lombardi greats, also were regular customers. Mike Holmgren celebrated the Packers' victory over Carolina in the 1996 Championship Game - two weeks before securing an even bigger triumph in Super Bowl XXXI - by having dinner here with friends soon after the game. The Union also has been a popular supper club with generations of broadcasters and writers
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when they come to town to cover the Packers. Sponsored by: Union Hotel & Restaurant Photo courtesy of Union House & Restaurant
 
Erected by Packers Heritage Trail Foundation, Inc. (Marker Number 24.).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSports.
 
Location. 44° 27.014′ N, 88° 3.614′ W. Marker is in De Pere, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (State Highway 57) and James Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North Broadway, De Pere WI 54115, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marquette–Jolliet (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brown County Court House 1838 to 1854 (about 500 feet away); White Pillars (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rapides des Peres (approx. ¼ mile away); Wisconsin's Maritime Trails (approx. 0.3 miles away); Address by President Lincoln (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Norbert College & The Packers (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bernard Henry Pennings (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in De Pere.
 
More about this marker. Packers Heritage Trail
Lambeau-Lombardi Spur
 
Union Hotel & Restaurant image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, October 24, 2018
2. Union Hotel & Restaurant
The marker is located on the sidewalk, to the right of the front door.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2018, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on January 9, 2022, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2018, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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