February 16, 2023

Our Year in Pictures – 2022 – Part 2

June pictures and descriptions wrapped up Franklin Street Inn's  Part 1 of the 2022 Year in Pictures post. If you missed it, you can click above and scroll down to the previous post to see what happened earlier in the year. Part 2 begins with our July pictures and notes that run through December.  We hope you enjoy these as well!

July - August

Blooming flowers border the top and bottom of a strip of lush green grass. Some black and tan patio furniture sit in the center of the lawn. One of our traditionally busy months, a patio renovation/addition started off the month of July.  Our gardens continued to bloom beautifully as guests filled the Inn to visit Art at the Park (City Park, Appleton) and the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture fly-in and convention in nearby Oshkosh.  Both events saw record numbers of visitors this past summer and guests have almost filled the Inn already for July 2023.



People in summer attire gather around an outdoor music stage where three guitarists and a drummer are playing. A Mile of Music Banner hangs above the stage.
The summer crowd enjoys a concert at the Houdinin Plaza concert stage.

Early August saw large crowds return to both the indoor and outdoor venues of Appleton's Mile of Music festival. The annual music event fills the Inn every August since we are just a short walk from many of the live music venues. A dimly lit crowd seated in a theatre watches a trio on a brightly lit wooden stage. The trio includes a cellist, guitarist and female vocalist.

At right, a good-sized crowd gets a break from the hot August weather. They cooled down while enjoying a concert at one of the indoor Mile of Music venues at Lawrence University.



We had the pleasure of Pannier Home Improvements renovating the Lawrence bathroom in August.

Bathroom with toilet, bidet small white vanity and mirrored wall reflecting shower and small soaking tub.
Former Lawrence Bathroom

Gutted room showing wall studs and boards. Floor is plywood and box fan is in open window. Although the room was closed for two weeks, the result was worth it!

Room with exposed radiator, white tile floor and spaces baixed in for new tub and shower.

New bathroom with wood-laminate floor, large vanity, full size bathtub, and glass door shower. Fisture throughout are oil-rubbed bronze.
The newly renovated Lawrence Bathroom




September - October

Traditionally our two busiest months each year, 2022 travelers again filled the Inn for a variety of reasons.  Broadway on Tour was in full swing at the PAC, along with several other concerts and shows. The Packers had several home games at nearby Lambeau Field, Alex and  Two men smile for the camera. They are sitting at a breakfast table with plates of food and a white carafe of coffee. Marcus came from Germany to experience the Packers at Lambeau.

A hearty Fall breakfast of stuffed omelet baked apples and bacon sits on a festive plate and metal charger. Table setting has red and orange flowers in a silver pot, a red coffee mug and cream colored carafe with a glass condiment tray above the plate.

The Fall colors brought guests from all over Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota to hike and stroll and view the natural beauty of the area. We also had several visitors who came to visit family and friends in the area.  Guests enjoyed our hearty fall breakfasts before venturing out for the day.

November - December

Usually the Inn starts to slow down toward the end of each year, but we stayed busy right through the holidays. Inside of a football stadium with the seating filled to capacity. View is from the corner of the fieldwith fans in foreground and background. The milder weather helped a bit, along with the Packers late surge to try to make the playoffs.  But some guests came to just rest and relax and explore Appleton. 

A Victorian home decorated for Christmas is lit up at dusk.
The Franklin Street Inn decorated for Christmas in December 2022

Despite our closing for a week around Christmas to host our family, nearly 100 guests stayed with us for a wide variety of reasons.

Looking Forward to 2023

It took us a little extra time to pull together this recap due to a busy start to 2023.  Many reservations for rooms as well as Murder Mystery events are keeping us hopping.  We look forward to offering hospitality throughout the year and hope to see you, or see you again, soon!