By Bonnie Maher, Owner
Dreams of Yesteryear Bed and Breakfast
One of the neat things about owning a bed and breakfast is that you meet people from all walks of life. It seems that recently we've had the pleasure of hosting several people as guests who are associated with the legal profession: judges, expert witnesses, and lawyers. I find that interesting in light of the fact that two lawyers have resided in our house, the J.L. Jensen House since it was built in 1901.
One of the first residents of our home was a lawyer by the name of Dan Frost who lived with the Jensen family for almost 50 years. According to an article by Wendell Nelson in a March 30, 1988 article published in the REACH section of the Stevens Point Journal, D.E. Frost (1860-1934), a well-known local attorney, Stevens Point postmaster and real estate owner (he had built and owned the building at the northwest corner of Clark Street and Strongs Avenue, which was the site of the old Belmont Hotel and now ) [Kristen's Riverwalk Food and Spirits]. And one of the last of the original family members to live in our house was Charles Jensen (1920-1984), a lawyer and three term alderman on Stevens Point's Common Council in the 1960's.
Is it any coincidence that our house attracts lawyers and people in service to the legal profession? Or is it because we're located within a block of the Portage County Court House? Either way, neat connections come our way as a result of owning our historic home. You're invited to come stay too-- whether or not you're involved in the legal profession.