Began as the Belvidere Hotel about 1890 ~ Burned
Photos and Newspaper Articles Courtesy of Calvin Schneckloth, Unless
about 1890 as the Belvidere House (also recorded as the Belvidere
Hotel), the building at 513 North Main St. saw several owners
and numerous tenants over the decades. Street-level shops
catered mostly to automobile service.
was purchased by Albin D. Mitchell (1845-1938), and became
known as the Mitchell Apartments or Mitchell Block. In it's
final years, it was the Dawn Hotel.
North Main, circa 1911
OF KENNON BAIRD
the Map: Footprint of the Belvidere/Mitchell/Dawn Hotel
Top Floor Seen from Fuller Avenue, 1930s
OF GREG PAINTER
Two 1960s Views