These photos show the look of the inside restaurant for years. I believe the office may have been removed but the dining continued until Patrick and James changed this area in 2000. The first couple photos show the small office room to check in hotel guests. Does anyone remember Joyce Maxwell? She worked for Uncle Karl for years. She was tall with dark hair and everyone loved her, the host with the most. You could find her here and when the dining room filled up, she would jump in to be the host to sit people, to clean their tables, fill the glasses with water or get them drinks from the tap room on the other side of the wall. And what few knew, she took care of the books for Uncle Karl as well as maintenance for the hotel rooms. She simply was the best.
A couple photos show how we used to have a fireplace; it really added to the ambiance, I thought. And the far back left are the men/women’s rooms. Who remembers those tiny bathrooms? The kitchen photo I think might be my cousin Debbie as she worked as a waitress for awhile. Many of us did. It was my turn after three years of college and before marriage in 1964 & 1965. The one photo is probably obvious, a family gathering. Looks like we were sitting in the second room down from the dining room. It is my mother’s family members about 1966. And those captain chairs, I still have a set of 8 in my garage.