VIDEO | Step inside the former Hilt Hotel in Hartford and look at the transformation


Sept. 18, 2017 – Hartford, WI – Danny and Wendy Dulak from Second Chance Ventures have totally transformed the former Hilt Hotel on Sumner Street in Hartford into spectacular one and two bedroom luxury apartments.

Listen in as they take you for a tour of apartment No. 4 which features 1,213 square feet plus a 665-square-foot rooftop deck.

This elegant 2-bedroom apartment is the epitome of urban living. With a spacious kitchen and breakfast bar, large eastern facing windows for a ton of natural light, a huge bathroom with dual vanity, walk-in shower and separate toilet closet, you don’t want to miss this one.

Original hardwood floors, moldings and claw-foot tub make this a space to see. What makes this a perfect urban space is the private rooftop deck with views in all directions of the city. Be the envy of all your friends.

To see more of the selection of apartments of available at the Hilt Building click HERE.

On a history note: The Hilt Building dates to 1916. In its heyday the corner three-story building housed the Jacob Hilt Saloon at the corner entrance, Sumner Eats, R Gehrke barber shop, and GW Chaplin pool and billiards hall.

While the upper levels were designed for hotel guests to spend the night, the first floor was home to retail and a variety of businesses including Jacob Hilt Saloon (1916-1921), Chaplin & Frank Insurance, Turner Drug Store/Badger Drug Store (1921-1927), Rexall Drugs (1975), Jock Shop (1980-1985), and most recently Lincoln Tropical Fish & Pet.

The Sumner Street store front was Sumner Street Eats(1916-1917), Ice Cream Parlor(1919-1920), Princess Café(1920-1931), Hilt Café(1934-1966), B&L Lunch Counter(1967), Kenevah Restaurant(1969), Hartford Vision Center-Schaefer Associates(1972-2002), and currently Artworks Tattoo Parlor.

The basement of the building has been home to various taverns including Chaplin’s Billiards, Steinke’s Tavern, Pat’s Tavern, American Legion Bar, Rathskeller, Beneath the Street, Tryx, and Lombardi’s.

To read more about the history of the Hilt Building click HERE.

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