4 Blocks to Winona State University Single Rooms with Private, Full Bathroom & Kitchenette
Now Leasing for 2021-2022
What Makes it so Special?
Located in the heart of historic downtown Winona, only 4 blocks from WSU, these comfortable and convenient rooms and studio suites typically fill quickly with no need for advertising. The building was built with a number of types and sizes of rooms, providing you with the choice of a variety of floor plan options that make the building truly unique for all space needs and budgets. Find the size and layout that works best for you, all set up like studio apartments.
All units feature private, full bathrooms and kitchenettes. Individual heat and A/C controls are in each unit and modern laundry facilities are available in the building for all residents. Entry to the building is controlled access via key code for resident safety and convenience. The building is located in the heart of downtown Winona and only 4 blocks to Winona State University. Best of all, it costs much less than a shared campus dorm with the bathroom down the hall.
The "The Legendary Tavern” bar/restaurant is on the street level of the building. This establishment is a very popular informal eating and meeting spot for Winona college students. Enjoy the convenience of a restaurant in your building.
A Piece Of Winona History
Known historically as The Schlitz Hotel, this grand 3-story structure was originally built by the Schlitz Brewing Company in 1892 as a hotel and "tied-house." Tied houses were popular in the late 19th and early 20th century in the United States and were establishments that had exclusive contracts with breweries to only serve that brewery’s beverages.
Tied Houses came to a halt with Prohibition in 1919 and were eventually outlawed with the increased regulations on alcohol sales after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. After Schlitz Brewing sold the property, it continued to operate as the luxurious Winona Hotel into the 1980s. In 1982, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. After a sprinkler system flood in the late 1980s, it was remodeled into studio/efficiency apartments and has operated as an apartment complex on the top 2 floors with a bar/restaurant on the main level to the present.
WsYou/Bluff City Properties, LLC has preserved this Winona Landmark since 2012 and we are proud to own and manage this grand historical building. If you look closely at the very top of the front of the building, you can still see the prominent Schlitz globe logos in the brick facade.
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