Wandawega hotel rules back in 1939

We stopped in a little antique shop in elkhorn and found a wisconsin hotel - summer rest hotel / tourist rooms and cabins directory for 1940.

Wandawega Lake Resort was listed at the time as a hotel renting a dozen rooms.
regulations were quite different back in 1939 (when this was published)

these were some of my favorite rules:

every rented tourist cabins and rooming house must have:
* a slop jar
* a chamber pot
* washstand and washbowl

other random laws:
* indecent pictures or words are forbiden in toilet rooms
* sprinkle floor with sawdust & water before sweeping to keep dust down
* spitting on premise is a $200 fine and 6 mos in county jail
* no girl may be employed as a bellhop
* allowance for lodging if furnished as part of payment of wages: $4.00 per week for boarding (room and meals)
* to rid the premises of ants, trace them to their nests and pour gasoline or kerosine on their hills

In 1939-- 1373 permits were issued to rooming houses.
wages were .16 cents an hour

here are some shots of the directory:

Pinecone Camp said...

Wow. Poor ants! Love this list of rules - insane!

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