Hotel Seymour (Hotel Falck) 1898

 Photographed March 22, 2015
Built 1898
Seymour, Outagamie County, Wisconsin

Hotel Seymour is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of South Main Street / Wisconsin Route 55 and East Wisconsin Street, at 210 South Main Street, Seymour, Wisconsin 54165.

The property is now home to Hotel Seymour American Pub & Ale House.

Seymour Community Historical Society: Seymour Boasts One of Best Small Town Hotels in Wisconsin (1924) A Little History of the Grand Hotel

Berners Schober: Throwback Thursday: Hotel Falck, Seymour, WI
These are the architects who designed this "boutique" hotel for George Falck -- their first job, and the birth of the firm.

Wisconsin Historical Society: Architecture and History Inventory
210 South Main Street, Outagamie County, Seymour, Wisconsin
Historic Name: Hotel Falck
Other Name: Hotel Seymour
Reference No. 68555
Year Built: 1898
Architectural Style: Queen Anne
Wall Material: Brick
Additional Information:  
Completed in 1898, the Hotel Falck was described in the Industrial Review of 1900 as having metropolitan magnificence. The review went on to say:

The hotel is built of red brick, two stories and basement high, 50 x 100 feet. The basement contains a barbershop, public bathrooms, storage rooms, heating apparatus, laundry, etc. The first floor is devoted to the office, parlor, dining room, kitchen, lavatory, bar room, sample rooms, servants quarters, etc. The second floor contains some thirty sleeping rooms, all richly furnished. The house is finished in maple and southern pine. Water and light are furnished from private plants, and the entire house is steam heated. The table accords with the superior air that pervades the entire hotel. It is first-class and the service is prompt and attentive.

George Falck, who came to Seymour in 1881, owned the building. An enterprising man, Falck experienced early business success operating a smaller hotel. He took an active interest in public affairs serving four terms as mayor, was an alderman, postmaster, and chief of the fire department.
The foregoing content used with permission of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

 Architectural drawing of Hotel Falck (c. 1898)
Used with generous permission of Berners Schober Architects.

Seymour is known as the "Home of the Hamburger".

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