426 N. 9th St.

The North House Hotel – Thursday, February 14, 1907. Ad – Manitowoc Daily Herald.


North House Bar – circa 1940’s. Matchbook – front.

North House Bar – matchbook – back.

Van’s Bar – 1948. THE GANG FROM VAN’S – left to right: Russell Horath, Ted Krell, Leroy Rathsack, Russell Grall, Marv Van Deurzen (bartender), Jim Fisher, Bob Staudt, Henry Borths. Photo courtesy of Irish Bill and Steve Steeno.

Van’s Bar – circa mid 1970’s. This is an old polaroid photo I took of some friends one weekend showing what the interior looked like.

Van’s Bar – 1982. Marv Vandeurzen – Live at Van’s Bar! Photo courtesy of Michael Novak.

Van’s Bar – 2009.

Van’s Bar – January 2, 2012 article. Used courtesy of the Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Van’s Bar – January 1, 2012 – after the upstairs fire. Photo courtesy of Michael Novak.

Van’s Bar – May 2012. This photo shows the new lighted awnings which are visible at night from great distances. Photo courtesy of Michael Novak.