Breitung Hotel, photo submitted c. 1985
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Breitung Hotel
111 South Pioneer Avenue, Negaunee - Marquette County
Property Type hotel
Historic Use DOMESTIC/hotel
Current Use DOMESTIC/hotel
Style Italian Renaissance
Late Victorian
Architect/Builder DAVID M. HARTEAU
Significant Person Breitung, Edward Nicholas
Narrative Description The Breitung Hotel is an imposing L-shaped, three-story, hipped-roof Italian Renaissance structure of cream-colored pressed brick with brownstone trim. The front facade is dominated by a four-story, square tower with round-arched windows and a mansard roof. The hotel has an elaborate Late Victorian veranda extending across the entire front, an iron balcony halfway up the front of the tower, and paired-bracket cornices. The segmental-arch-head windows have panel brick caps with stone keystones and the building's corners are marked by stone quoining.
Statement of Significance The Breitung Hotel has architectural note for its large size and handsome late Victorian detailing. It is historically significant for its association with the iron ore boom in Negaunee in the late nineteenth century.
Period of Significance 1866-1900
Significant Date(s) Built 1879-80
Registry Type(s) 06/20/1985 State Register listed
Site ID# P24152