CONSTRUCTED: Circa 1872
Built shortly after the Great Fire of 1871, the Milwaukee House was used as a hotel for mill-hands and woodsmen working in Manistee who needed a place stay.
With a basement that at one time included a saloon, the hotel reportedly was a place for many rousing fights during the lumbering days of Manistee. Once the mills began to close, the building became a boarding house and was later used as a warehouse for the Manistee Iron Works. The building has since undergone remodeling.