Beach Hotel

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Part of Pelican Lake, Wisconsin - one place study


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  • 1885 Two hotels in Pelican Lake.[1]
    • 1885 Wm. Stacy, proprietor of the Lake View House (Hotel) Pelican Lake,
    • 1885 Darling’s Hotel B.H Darling proprietor Pelican Lake
  • 1898 The original building built by John F. Pergande, August G. Nagel, and Henry G. Nagel.[2][3]
  • 1907 Beach Hotel - From post card "Beach Hotel Image 1"
  • 1909 Burns Hotel[4]
  • 1912 New owners Charles J. Burns, Andrew J. Mclain, and William Curtis Brick work started[5][6]
  • 1914 John W Burns, proprietor of the Beach Hotel, commits suicide.[7]
  • 1919 Beach Inn P.H. Moore Prop. - From post card
Hotel Murtaugh
  • 1920 Hotel Murtaugh, Joseph Murtaugh Prop. From 1920 flyer.
  • 1923: Beach Inn became Hotel Pelican, re-named by the Kubackis, the new owners.[8]
  • 1926 The hotel caught fire[9]
  • 1927/8 Frank Susedik, with his daughter Mary and her husband Fred Chermak, bought the property the year after the fire.[10]
  • 1934-1970 Fred and Mary Chermak took over and changed the name to The New Pelican Lake Hotel.
  • 1970 The Old Pelican Lake Hotel - Mr. and Mrs. Rowe and Mr. and Mrs. O'Gorman
  • 1987 The Great Fish Inn - Gene and Shirley Kacskowski
  • 2010 Pelican Lake Hotel - Steve and Julie Artus


  1. Forest County Spy Apr 17, 1885
  2. History of the Pelican Lake Hotel
  3. National Register of Historic Places Registration Form
  4. Northern Wisconsin advertiser. (Wabeno, Wis.), 23 July 1909. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
  5. History of the Pelican Lake Hotel
  6. Vilas County news, June 05, 1912, Image 5
  7. Wausau pilot, June 02, 1914, Image 1
  8. Pelican Lake Property Owners (Spring 2017 News Letter) by Vicki Smith
  9. History of the Pelican Lake Hotel
  10. Wisconsin Historical Socitey - Pelican Lake Hotel

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