Back to the present

Photo provided by the Menominee Range Historical Museum

This week’s Back to Present photo, provided by the Menominee Range Historical Museum, is a view 1940 to 1950 of The Dickinson Hotel, 101-105 West B St. in Iron Mountain.

Warren W. Scherer of Crystal Falls purchased the Milliman Hotel for $48,000, taking possession on March 1, 1937, and operating it as the Dickinson Hotel until Sept. 16, 1944. The name change occurred within the first two years after the sale of the hotel.

Scherer sold the hotel to Lou Henry of Crystal Falls, and his son-in-law, David M. Kennedy. A Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise was acquired in 1961. They operated the hotel until Nov. 26, 1969.

The announcement of Kennedy’s sale of the Dickinson Hotel to a new corporation, Dickinson Hotel Inc. — consisting of Glenn A. Anderson, president, Paul B. Dishnow, secretary and treasurer, Margie L. Anderson, vice president, and Irene H. Dishnow, director –was made Dec. 4, 1969.

On Sunday, June 7, 1987, the Dickinson Inn ceased operation after brunch.

(Maggie Lanthier/Daily News photo) The Daily News is bringing back photos of “yesteryears.” Each week, an historical photograph from area museums will be posted on The Daily News’ Facebook page. Readers will be asked to identify the location, as well as share a memorable experience of the location. “Back to the present” will then be published in the Wednesday edition, including a current photo. Readers can comment on The Daily News’ Facebook page, or email tcastelaz@ironmountaindailynews.com with subject “Back to the present.”

The Commercial National Bank & Trust Co. purchased the hotel June 10, 1987, and the building was razed beginning on Saturday, July 18, 1987.

IncredibleBank, in the second photo is now on the property. The Wausau, Wis.-based bank expanded to Iron Mountain in 2004.


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