Now It’s the Knickerbocker on the Lake

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On our travels, we’re staying in classic, historic hotels in the downtown sections of cities. First it was the Mayflower in Washington, D.C., and now we’re staying at the Knickerbocker on the Lake in Milwaukee. It opened in 1933 (see above photo) and hosted up to 600 partygoers in lavish parties in their elegant ballroom. Later, celebrities such as Sammy Davis Jr. performed there. In its early days it was not only a hotel, but also an elegant and modern (for its time) apartment building. It had a commissary in the lobby that sold meats, fruits, and vegetables to guests, a gift shop that sold antiques, and a book shop that sold rare and out of print volumes. Today, it pretty much looks the same as it did many decades ago, except for the big screen TV, a refrigerator, microwave, and WiFi!

Knickerbocker Room

Knickerbocker Room

Find out more about Knickerbocker on the Lake here.