Burton House (Hurley, Wisconsin)

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The Burton House was a celebrated hotel located in Hurley, Wisconsin during the city's heyday as a mining and logging community. The building was erected by mining speculator, John E. Burton and opened its doors in September 1886. The hotel was an immaculate structure, with a four-story frame, containing 100 elaborately decorated rooms, dining room, café, clubrooms and a ballroom. One of the Burton Houses's most famous guests was president Grover Cleveland who registered at the hotel on October 5, 1889.[1] After years of decline, the Burton House burned to the ground in 1948, as a result of an overheated stove in the first floor meeting room of the VFW.[2]


  1. ^ "Gogebic County History". 8–31 August 1966. Retrieved 6 December 2008.
  2. ^ Mattsonworks.com Archived February 7, 2006, at the Wayback Machine

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