HomePROJECTS OUT FOR BIDJob ApplicationSMART911Burn PermitsAct 51 CertificationNonregularly Scheduled Meeting NoticesTransfer Recycle StationVillage CouncilRevenue Sharing Certification of Accountabliity & TransparencyCommittees & BoardsParksPublic WorksPoliceOrdinancesPoliciesZoning / PlanningOnline FormsProperty Tax InformationLakeview CemeteryLocal ActivitiesLinksHistory

The Wolcott House

The Wolcott House was built by Charles Wolcott (local hardware owner). The Wolcott House was located on the east side of Main Street on the corner of Church Street. The building was nicely planned and located. It had a porch the length of the building about three steps high, and what a temptation that was for school children to walk the length of the lower step and they were never told they could not do so. There were plenty of chairs for the guest on the porch. The yard was kept clean.

The managers were Cap and Kate Bowen and daughter, but extra help was needed, especially when show troops came. The building was well kept and delicious meals were served in the dining room.

It was said of it: "They were reasonable in price" - "The Hotel was built to last several generations" - "It was patronized especially by the traveling salesmen".

All poems on this page were written and donated to the Centennial by the 7th grade Michigan History students of Maple Valley Junior High. (1969) Teacher Mrs. Hilda Baas.