May 28, 2019
What Makes the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast Historic
Posted by: Jennifer
When you book a room at a bed & breakfast, you know you will be staying at a property with its own unique history and story. Their one-of-a-kind charm sets bed & breakfasts apart from chain hotels and vacation rentals. Staying at a bed & breakfast is often like staying in a part of local history. That is certainly the case with the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast in Sparta, Wisconsin. The Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2005, making it one of the most vital pieces of living history in town.
The Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast is located in a lovely Queen Anne-style Victorian home. It was built in the early 1900s by a prominent Sparta banker, Mr. W.G. Williams and his wife Anne House. The moment you walk through its doors you will be transported back in time to the classic beauty and elegance of the early 20th century. Guests love our stained glass windows, brass chandeliers, gorgeous fireplaces, antique dishware, and the grand wooden staircase leading up to the second floor. At the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast, we strive to maintain the rich history of our property without sacrificing the finest modern amenities, such as whirlpool tubs, enhanced WiFi, air conditioning, smart HDTVs, gourmet breakfasts, plush sheets, and so much more.
Many of our guests often ask us, “What is the National Register of Historic Places and how does a property get listed on it?” The National Register of Historic Places was established in 1966 to identify and preserve our county’s finest historic buildings, districts, sites, structures, and objects. In order to get listed, a property must fit within the National Register Criteria for Evaluation, which takes into account a property’s age, significance, and integrity. Is the property associated with important events, activities, or developments? Did significant figures build, live in, or work at the property? Has the structure contributed to architectural history, landscape history, or engineering achievements? The Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast is proud to fit into one or more of these categories. Every day, we work to preserve the rich history of Mr. Williams and his beautiful home for our guests. If you are looking for accomodations that boast historic charm without sacrificing the modern comforts and amenities you crave, look no further than the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast.
Planning a trip to Sparta, Wisconsin? Book a stay at the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast, a warm and welcoming bed & breakfast listed on the National Register of Historic Places.