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
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.