April 7, 1950 - Name dining room for city pioneer: The solid citizen who thought, in 1929, that Main street was a better place than Allouez to build a thriving industrial city and market center will be memorialized in the spacious new dining room opened by the Beaumont Hotel.
The big room which will be used for large business, industrial, civic and social convocations and for all manner of events has been named "The Daniel Whitney Room."
Whitney it was, in 1829, who pulled up stakes in "Shantytown" the business community which thought it was doing all right, and redrove his stakes in the swampland at the river's mouth.
Whitney intended his street to run east and west. Washington street, along the river, was to be one of the cross streets. He persuaded most everybody "who was anybody" to build "mansions" on Main street. And at the corner of Main and Washington he erected, in 1830, the Washington Hotel.