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 — american_house [2018/12/06 17:16] (current) Line 1: Line 1: + | [[http://​i702.photobucket.com/​albums/​ww22/​JeffCoWikiPhotos/​Jefferson_County/​Watertown/​Amerhotel-paddockbldg_before1849.png|{{http://​i702.photobucket.com/​albums/​ww22/​JeffCoWikiPhotos/​Jefferson_County/​Watertown/​Amerhotel-paddockbldg_before1849.png|The American House is on the right}}]] | + | The American House is on the right | + The American House was a hotel that stood on the corner of [[Arsenal_Street|Arsenal Street]] and [[Public_Square|Public Square]] in [[Watertown|Watertown]],​ on the site of the current [[Woolworth_Building|Woolworth Building]]. The hotel, also known as the Wheeler House was built in 1827, and replaced a tavern built by [[dr_Isaiah_Massey|Dr. Isaiah Massey]].[[http://​freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/​%7Etwigs2000/​water708.html|(1)]] It was in the horse barn behind this hotel that a small fire started the conflagration that became known as the [[Great_Fire_of_1849|Great Fire of 1849]], which destroyed most of downtown [[Watertown|Watertown]],​ including the American House.\\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ [[Historic_Structures_in_Watertown|Historic Structures in Watertown]]\\ [[Public_Square|Public Square]]\\ \\ \\ \\  ​
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