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Spirit Lake 1880's

A viewer writes...

"The attached photo was taken in the 1880's at Spirit Lake.

My Great Grandparents are in the photo and appear to be employees.
I'd like to identify the place and get some history, but there's not
much in the photo in the way of clues."

Any ideas?

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Jonathan Reed 30-Apr-2018 20:51
I agree with David Maxwell that it is the West Side Hotel -- the porch railings are definitive. Those at the Hotel Orleans were of a different and more ornate design. In fact, I would love to see MORE photos of the West Side Hotel.
Sue Elser 26-Feb-2015 14:17
Wasn't there also an old "Orleans Hotel"(?) that burned down at some point?
David Maxwell 22-Aug-2013 07:37
It could be the West Side Hotel on the south shore of Spirit Lake. My ancestor Charles A Arnold purchased it in 1882 and ran it for many years.