Napanee House

Demolition, Destruction and Revitalization

Napanee House

Nappanee, Indiana 46550, United States

Created By: Nappanee Public Library



The Napanee House was Nappanee’s first hotel. Proprietors of the hotel included Sam Hartman, Fred Richmond, L.B. Winders, Mrs. Jacob Pippenger, and Edgar Pippenger.

Napanee house had only one “p” because a former landlord paid a sign painter a $1 a letter and by dropping a “p” he saved himself a dollar.

The Napanee House closed in March of 1908. It was purchased by the First National Bank and moved down two doors to make way for the bank structure. The hotel was turned into a harness shop.

The Napanee House was eventually remodeled to be a restaurant and it known to citizens today as Hunter’s Hideaway.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Demolition, Destruction and Revitalization


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