Historic monument: the large Catalpa Tree in the Biergarten
We believe this tree was planted here when the hotel opened in 1873. The tree is clearly visible in a 1892 postcard — and it was already as tall as the building then.
Considering the oldest known catalpa tree is at the State of Michigan Capitol, also planted in 1873 (tho it seems it was already an older tree when it was planted), the tree situated on our property here is likely one of the oldest of its kind in the world.
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Photos by Charlotte Davis of Rockwell Art & Design for Brewery Becker. ®All Rights Reserved.