by Elaine Henson
Brewer’s Inn was on Harper Avenue near the intersection with Lake Park Boulevard. It was located where Bank of America and its parking lot are now and across from the drug store building, now Laney Real Estate.
We would like to know more about Brewer’s and are asking for help from the community. At one time the post office was in the building which was obviously a hotel or rooming house. We are wondering who owned it, how many rooms it had, and so on.
We are also curious about the tiny building next to it on the corner: was it a business on the ground floor with place to stay upstairs? In the color post card it looks like it had flat awnings that flipped up and revealed some type of open air market.
Does anyone know who owned it and what they sold? There are three houses between Brewer’s and Risley’s Cottages and Rooms also in the post card. One has a red roof and the other two have brown roofs. Were they private homes? If so, who lived in them? Thanks for your help!