Knight Block, Ashland, WI
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View looking north from Ellis Avenue of the five story brownstone Knight Block building. Business signs for Nemec Insurance and the Lamplighter Bar & Lounge are visible. Automobiles are parked along Ellis Avenue and snow is visible on the ground.
Colonel John H. Knight was born in 1836 and died on August 22, 1903. Knight was named agent to the Lake Superior Chippewa in 1868 after serving in the Civil War. By 1878, he had moved to Ashland where he was an enterprising builder and owner, best known for constructing the Knight Hotel. Built of locally quarried brownstone, the Knight Hotel was designed by the architectural firm of Conover & Porter and opened for business on January 4, 1892. The first floor housed the finest stores, while the second story contained a large number of prominent lawyers, physicians, lumbermen and other business men. The entire structure was called the Knight Block to denote its status not as just a hotel but as a commercial block as well. The third, fourth and fifth stories contained the hotel. The fourth floor included the dining room, kitchen, billiard room and Music Hall with seating for 500 people. The Knight Hotel was a massive block of stone that served as a commercial, residential and socia
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- Knight Block, Ashland, WI. 1966-1973. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://content.mpl.org/cdm/ref/collection/Ashland/id/22. (Accessed November 15, 2019.)
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- (1966-1973) Knight Block, Ashland, WI. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://content.mpl.org/cdm/ref/collection/Ashland/id/22
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- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://content.mpl.org/cdm/ref/collection/Ashland/id/22>.