National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior

National Register of Historic Places Program:
Pelican Lake Hotel,
Schoepke, Wisconsin

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.


[Graphic] Weekly Highlight Property

The Pelican Lake Hotel, beautifully sited on a 3,585 acre pristine lake, was constructed in 1928 on the spot of the 1898-built Beach Hotel, which was destroyed by fire in 1926.  A significant presence in the unincorporated Village of Pelican Lake, the Town of Schoepke, in Oneida County, Wisconsin, the property covers less than an acre of land and encompasses 250 feet of lake frontage. The brick clad hotel measures 86 feet across the front elevation (east) and is two-stories except for a one-story area in the northwest corner. In the early 20th century, the State of Wisconsin actively supported tourism into the northern parts of the State, and with links by rail and improved roads, people came to the region to vacation. The Village of Pelican Lake became prosperous in the 1920s due to the tourist boom, and the Pelican Lake Hotel became, by 1970, the headquarters for most civic and business affairs of the local community, including the Chamber of Commerce. The hotel, closed for a time, has reopened under new owners.

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