810 / 901 Chicago St.

810 CHICAGO ST.

Columbia House – circa 1890s. Many of the establishments of this day were taverns and hotels or boarding houses. It remained the Columbia until about 1906 when the name changed to the Green Bay House. Conrad Jaeckel was the proprietor from the 1890s until 1900 at which time John Bartelme becomes listed as owner.

Columbian House

Columbian House – Conrad Jaeckel, proprietor.  Bar token, front – circa 1890s. Image courtesy of Michael Duescher.

CONRAD JAECKEL TOKEN FRONT

Columbian House – Conrad Jaeckel, proprietor.  Bar token, back – circa 1890s. Image courtesy of Michael Duescher.

CONRAD JAECKEL TOKEN BACK

Green Bay Hotel – John Wegner Jr., proprietor. Postcard circa 1906-1920. Photo credit: D Jay Skatebo

 

 901 Chicago

Badger Hotel – circa 1925.

Badger Hotel – circa 1940s. Matchbook-front.

Badger Hotel – matchbook, back.

Brull’s Badger Bar – Wed. December 30, 1959 – ad. Image used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Poor House – Saturday, December 16, 1972 – ad. Image used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Poor House – Friday, February 25, 1977 – ad. Image used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Poor House – circa 1970s. Bar token, front. Courtesy of Tony Poklinkoski.

Poor House – bar token, back. Courtesy of Tony Poklinkoski.

Malcolm’s – 1979. Invitation to start of business. Image courtesy of Malcolm Shaw.

Malcolm’s – 1980’s menu. Images courtesy of Malcolm Shaw

Malcolm’s – Friday, October 24, 1980 – ad. Image used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

901 Chicago – 2009.

901 Chicago St. – Saturday, April 20, 2013. Looking about the same in 2013. This building is in need of serious repairs, but the question is: Is it too late to restore?

901 Chicago St. – Saturday, April 20, 2013. This photo was taken through the front window. Items remaining since the last reincarnation as a Mexican restaurant back around the late 1990s.

215 N. 8th St.

Owl Saloon – circa 1915. On the far right is Lawrence Fuka, Sr. who ran this tavern from 1910-1919 until the start of prohibition when it was converted into a restaurant. This photo is courtesy of Stan Fuka, the grandson of Lawrence. He mentioned that his father’s boyhood duty at the saloon was cleaning the spitoons.

 

Tony’s Bar – circa early 1950’s. Matchbook, front.

Tony’s Bar – matchbook, back.

Sportsman’s Bar – 1971. The bar is on the right corner. This photo was taken looking east down Buffalo. Photo courtesy of Manitowoc Police Dept. files.

Uncle Thirsty’s – Friday, December 17, 1971 – ad. Image used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Uncle Thirsty’s – T-shirt, circa early 1980’s. Photo courtesy of Louise Henderson

Uncle Thirsty’s – T-shirt, circa early 1980’s. Photo courtesy of Louise Henderson.

Chewy’s – circa 2000 – matchbook.

Chewy’s – 2009.

Chewy’s – 2011. Photo courtesy of Michael Novak.

Chewy’s – In memory of Chewy Piaskowski who passed away on February 15, 2012. The photo was taken in 2009 before the Badger Helmet was removed due to licensing restrictions.

Chewy’s – Article from the Manitowoc Herald Times by Charlie Mathews – February 18, 2012. Article courtesy of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Chewy’s Bar – November 2012. This photo shows the newly remodeled front. Photo courtesy of Michael Novak.

2016 Western Avenue

Lee’s Bar – Saturday, April 30, 1938 – ad. Image used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Lee’s Tavern – Friday, December 29, 1939. Ad – Used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Lee’s Tavern – circa 1940’s – matchbook, front.

Lee’s Tavern – matchbook, back.

Endrie’s Bar – 1957 – Manitowoc County Fair Program.

Endries Bar – circa 1950s – matchbook.

Endrie’s Bar – Friday, February 7, 1969 – ad. Used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com.

Endrie’s Bar – Friday, December 1, 1972 – ad. Image used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Endrie’s Bar – Friday, March 16, 1972 – ad. Image used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Western Frontier – circa 1980’s. This location was known as Endrie’s Bar for many years.

Western Frontier – circa 1980’s. Looking east down Western Ave.

924 Commercial St.

Milwaukee House – 1905. Anton Kolbeck and his family ran the tavern and boarding house from 1905 until 1944. Photo courtesy of Matt Lambries/Manitowoc County Historical Society. Used by permission of the Mackey Family.

Milwaukee House Hotel & Tavern – 1905. Standing in the doorway is Anton Kolbeck with his son Clarence. To the right is Anton’s father, Frank, standing under the Schreihart Beer sign. Photo used by permission of the Mackey Family.

Ralph’s Bar Sign – circa early 1950’s. This sign was recently found behind some bar shelving at Bud’s. Photo courtesy of Matt Lambries.

Ralph Karlin – circa 1950’s . Ralph in the back row on the left, owned Ralph’s Bar, from 1950-54. Charles Karlin front row, left and William Karlin to Ralph’s right. Photo courtesy of Paul Karlin

Bud’s Bar – Matchbook, circa 1960’s. Photo courtesy of Matt Lambries.

Bud’s Bar – May 1st, 1967. Bud has been the owner of this bar since July of 1963, though the street is now called Maritime Drive.

Bud’s Bar – 1967.

Bud’s Bar – August 1967. From the Soo Line Depot looking east down Commercial St. Bud’s “Schlitz” bar sign is visible on the left side of the street.

Bud’s Bar – 1972. The corner of N. 10th and Commercial St. looking north. Photo courtesy of Manitowoc Police Dept. files.

Bud’s Bar – circa 1980’s. Maggie Litersky tending bar – notice the red wall paper that covered all the bar mirrors. Photo courtesy of Michael Novak.

Bud’s Bar – 1986. Bud Lambries at his bar on Halloween. Photo courtesy of Michael Novak & Teresa Marker.

Bud’s Bar – 2009.

Bridgeview Bar – 2012 marked the end of the Bud’s Bar era and the beginnning of a new era with the opening of the Bridgeview Bar. Photo courtesy of Michael Novak.

816 Buffalo St.

– circa 1940’s – bar token, front.

Buffalo Inn – bar token, back.

Monnie’s Buffalo Inn – 1953 City Directory Ad.

Monnie’s Buffalo Inn – Matchbook, circa 1950’s. Photo courtesy of Matt Lambries.

Monnie’s Buffalo Inn – circa 1950’s – bar token, front.

Monnie’s Buffalo Inn – bar token, back.

Buffalo Inn – circa late 1950’s. Matchbook, front.

Buffalo Inn – matchbook, back.

Buffalo Inn – Grand opening ad from 10-26-67. Image courtesy of Manitowoc Herald Times/Gannett.com

10-26-67 Grand Opening Ad

Buffalo Inn – Ad – 10-3-68. Image courtesy of Manitowoc Herald Times/Gannett.com

10-3-68 Buffalo Inn Ad

Buffalo Inn – Ad from 5-13-72. Image courtesy of Manitowoc Herald Times/Gannett.com

5-13-72 Buffalo Inn For Rent Ad

Buffalo Inn –  This is Lester Kono at the bar.  He and his wife, Irene were the owners from 1967-73. Photo courtesy of Julie Brooks.

Lester Kono

Buffalo Inn – Irene Kono at the bar which she and her husband Lester owned from 1967-73. Photo courtesy of Julie Brooks.

Irene Kono

Contact

You can send your scanned photos to my e-mail or post them to facebook at manitowoctavernhistory.  I’ll also meet with you and scan them when I’m in Manitowoc.  Any information or photos will be credited to the provider.

Photos showing the exterior of taverns or owners behind their bar are of particular value. I will take pictures of any bar memorabilia that show the tavern’s name as can be found on napkins, menus, and other barware.

Thank you,

Joe Kazda

1 E-mail:  joe@manitowoctavernhistory.org  (please put Tavern History in the message heading so it doesn’t end up as junk mail).

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