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Brainerd, A. (ed.) / Madison city directory and business advertiser, for 1871-2, containing the name and residence of all independent persons, a business directory and sketch of the city, with information in relation to its various societies and institutions--city, county and other public officers

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them our attention is called tn the new hotel (Park Hotel,) which
is now being built, situated on the corner of Main and Carroll
streets, one of the most lucrative and conspicuous locations in the
city.  As for beauty of scenery its frontage might be on either
side. The grounds on which it is situated is an elevation to its sur-
roundings, rendering a view far out upon the, rolling prairie, over-
looking both lakes, Monona and Mendota, which lay along the
shores of the city.  Its extension on Carroll street is one hundred
and sixteen (116) feet, and on Main ninety-five (95) feet. Its
height, seventy (70) feet, four stories from the basement, built of
Milwauke white brick. The building will contain one hundred and
eighteen (118) sleeping roems, twelve private parlors, one ladies'
and one gentlemens' and ladies' reception room, one general dining
room  and   one  ladies' ordinary,  one general office and one
private office ; besides there will be several saits of rooms with
bath and wash rooms anil all conveniences attached, one genileness'
and one ladies' bath room. Water is conducted through every story
in the building, with hose attached, so that in case of fire the whole
building can be flooded in the shortest possible tine.  The public
rooms are heated by steam, private rcems have marble moantles and
grates. There will be a ladies' and ge'tlkinens' balconios, and a
two story veranda on the Park front.
  The basement will be occupied as a belliahid room, bar roon and
barber shop.  The cost of the building and grounds, eighty five
thousand ($85,000) dollars.
  Theic is being erected a very fine post office building, Ol the cor-
nor of Mifflin street and Wisconsin avenue, a heavy stone structure
which, when completed, will surpass any of the kind in the state.
  There are many other references which it was our aim to speak
of, but for the want of spice we are obliged to abbreviate.
                                          THE PUBLlSRlER.

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