Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Seneca Main Street

Seneca Main Street looking East at South side from 5th Street in 1870

Smith Hotel Chimney on far right side of photograph

Two story brick building on left side of photo was torn down by Edward Taylor to build the 'new' drug store.

The Saloon was operated by Pete Assenmacher. Abijah Wells had his law office over the saloon. City council meetings were held in Wells' law office.

As reported in the 15 Aug 1879 issue of the Seneca Weekly Courier, The Assenmacher saloon was opened in August 1879.

Kings & Assenmacher's saloon was opened on Saturday last, and although the building was not half completed they had a remendous big run of business. Herman Lindemann is bar-tender for them.

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