The Lewis House Bed & Breakfast is proud to have Whitehall, Michigan’s historic Howmet Playhouse as its next door neighbor and is quite honored to have a front row seat to the 100th birthday of this local treasure.
Originally known as The Nufer-Adams Playhouse, the theater was built in 1916 by local lumber baron, James Nufer, and well known Chicago director, Frank R Adams. With the building design copied from The LaSalle Theater in Chicago, the playhouse was built for all variety of live theater productions and for viewing motion pictures which were then known as ‘flickers’.
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When Greg and I bought The Lewis House in 2009, we never dreamed it would take six years to rehabilitate it. The house was completely livable back then. Sure, it needed some work but we wanted to restore the house and turn it in to a B&B. We didn’t know what we were getting in to and we are thankful for the advice that during the rehabilitation, things would get far, far worse before they got better. Boy has that been true! We have definitely had to persevere to get the house to where it is today. There were days when we wondered – is all this work worth it? Today, all we have to do is take a look around and the answer is obvious. YES! Definitely worth it.
We hope you will come stay with us so you can see why we always say – The Lewis House is such a cool house!