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Windermere Hotel

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 12 January 2017 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Windermere Hotel was designed by Richard Rickman of Peoria, Illinois and built in 1887 by bankers Charles and Clifford Anthony. Originally a summer cottage for the Anthony family, the building featured a tower typical of lakeside residences.

Patrick Doud purchased the cottage in 1904 and converted it to a resort hotel. Doud, an island contractor, also built the Governor's Summer Residence and Stonecliffe. When he added a third floor to the Windermere Hotel, the tower was removed and a sunroom added. The hotel was owned and run for many years by Jeannette Doud (Mrs. Robert Doud) and her daughter, Margaret Doud. Sadly, Jeannette passed away in 2015. Margaret continues to manage the hotel.

Photo captured October 3, 2016.

NIKON D7000 1/30 second F/19.0 ISO 250 21 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Stunning house

12 Jan 2017 5:12am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique, très attrayant. Beau cadrage. )

12 Jan 2017 6:47am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I really enjoy the story behind so many of your images . . it adds a lot.

12 Jan 2017 7:14am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

This hotel looks like a welcoming place. Good photo and explanation.

12 Jan 2017 8:40am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle façade !!

12 Jan 2017 9:09am

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Stunning house and beautiful architecture on this historic building ! Interesting note too.
Have a nice day Steven.

12 Jan 2017 9:10am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Beautiful building.

12 Jan 2017 9:43am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very beautiful hotel.

12 Jan 2017 10:00am

willy from Belgium

un bel hôtel attrayant Steven
have a nice day

12 Jan 2017 10:57am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Looks immaculate. Nicely captured

12 Jan 2017 12:21pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

vraiment superbe !!

12 Jan 2017 1:07pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Great daylight shot of this immaculately preserved jewel !

12 Jan 2017 1:25pm

Frances from Boston, United States

A superb building. Very interesting information on this house Steve.

12 Jan 2017 1:48pm

jean pierre a from France

bel hotel! amitiés

12 Jan 2017 2:22pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful image and superb hotel !

12 Jan 2017 3:37pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Thank you for the history...and lovely building !!!!

12 Jan 2017 3:43pm

FotoAnna ❀ from Mother earth, Netherlands

Beautiful hotel and composition, Steven!

12 Jan 2017 3:49pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

That is a fine looking Hotel.... and I like the white picket fence too! It looks very bright and cheery! Beautiful!

12 Jan 2017 4:02pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An impressive building with an interesting history. A fine post.

12 Jan 2017 4:09pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Classic beauty and very inviting

12 Jan 2017 4:17pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful hotel that seems suitably grand for the area. Here, again, I like that huge porch.

12 Jan 2017 5:16pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting story about this lovely hotel. I would enjoy a stay there.

12 Jan 2017 5:56pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of the Windermere Hotel. And an interesting history. :)

12 Jan 2017 6:13pm

Marité from France

Quel lumineux hôtel !!!
Bonne journée

12 Jan 2017 8:42pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a beautiful building. (I have never understood the USA people's fascination with flags.)

13 Jan 2017 12:18am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

with a bicycle in front - how Mackinac. Nice shot.

13 Jan 2017 12:59am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle belle maison en jaune pâle et ce vélo superbe

13 Jan 2017 6:47am

Annima from Toulouse, France

Belle maison, très américaine!

13 Jan 2017 7:37am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Nice "yellow" perspective. Happy 2017!

13 Jan 2017 8:08am

franz from Baden, Austria

Another fine hotel I wouldn't mind staying at ... ;-)
I like the inclusion of the bicycle into the photo.

13 Jan 2017 10:27am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


13 Jan 2017 2:28pm

Remus from Portugal

It's starting to be difficult to choose which hotel I'm staying in.

Classic beauty and very inviting.

13 Jan 2017 3:10pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Un hôtel très accueillant ! Je réserve la chambre du dernier étage !... :)

14 Jan 2017 9:16am

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Un hôtel lumineux qui attire le regard. Très belle image!
A bright hotel that attracts the eye. Very beautiful picture!

14 Jan 2017 1:17pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

A beautiful building and a very interesting story ...

15 Jan 2017 10:59pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Great image you took of this hotel. Too bad about the tower which was not the conventional
tower one would expect, just another loss. Good to hear the history and the passing of the
torch !~

15 Jan 2017 11:16pm