Friday, October 21, 2016

The Chain of Lakes' Mineola Hotel-- Part 5: Jakstas Family Running It

The ad also reported that there were no mortgages or outstanding bills and that the property could receive liberal terms for the purchaser.

Peter and Emma Jakstas responded to Mrs. Howard's desire to sell the Mineola and in 1943 purchased the property and successfully ran the resort through through the years.

In 1953 a hotel guest started a fire on the third floor, but fortunately the fire was contained.

Recognizing the uniqueness of the building and its importance in the history of the area, the National registry of Historic Places added the Mineola to its registry in 1979.

The Jakstas family continued to run the business over the years, but in 1963, closed the hotel part of the building due to a decrease to summertime visitors.


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