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Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Freimann Hotel Building

 
 
Freimann Hotel Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
1. Freimann Hotel Building Marker
Inscription. In 1896, Michael Freimann built a large three story hotel building on what had previously been a vacant lot. The building first served as the O'Neil Hotel but was soon renamed the New Freimann Hotel in 1898. The building typically housed about ten tenants, many of whom worked on the railroad that traversed the east side of the Fox River. The railroad track is now a bike & walking path that lies between the building and the Fox River.

In 1937, after changing its name to the Hofman Hotel, The third floor of the Freimann Building was removed, leaving the building as it presently exists.

Over the next seventy years the building continued to serve as a dining and beverage establishment. The Freimann Hotel Building is one of the few 19th century buildings remaining in downtown Green Bay. Approximately 100 feet north of this plaque was the home of Augustin deLanglade and his son, Charles, the first permanent settlers in Wisconsin.

The Freimann Hotel Building continues to operate today as one of Green Bay's oldest continuing commercial establishments.
 
Location. 44° 30.646′ N, 88° 1.112′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is on South Washington Street near Crooks Street, on the right when traveling south
Freimann Building and Johnson Bank image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
2. Freimann Building and Johnson Bank
Marker is visible to the left of the far right window.

There is also an Augustin de Langlade informational plaque on the wall in front of the Johnson Bank Building to the right.
. Touch for map. The building sits at the intersection of South Washington Street and Crooks Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 348 South Washington Street, Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Packers Office Building (a few steps from this marker); Milwaukee Road Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Milwaukee Road Passenger Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Augustin de Langlade (within shouting distance of this marker); Vice Admiral James H. Flatley Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Influence of the Fur Trade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elks Club (about 500 feet away); Bank Of Wisconsin (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Freimann Hotel Building image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
3. Freimann Hotel Building
Freimann Hotel Building image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, December 21, 2010
4. Freimann Hotel Building
Riverside entrance of the Freimann Hotel Building image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 6, 2011
5. Riverside entrance of the Freimann Hotel Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,268 times since then and 161 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.   4. submitted on December 21, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.   5. submitted on June 6, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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