Print, Photographic
1900 Approximate
John Karl Radloff Postcard Portrait. 3 1/8" x 5 1/8" black and white postcard photograph of John Karl Radloff, Vivian Township, Waseca County; born October 7, 1834; died April 18, 1924; father of Mary Radloff Billiard. John Karl Radloff wearing tiny circular wire frame glasses; three piece dark suit; jacket unbuttoned; mustache and beard. Note on back: "John Radloff, Pioneer. Return to Matt Kunz, Waseca, R.No. 1. Perhaps John Radloff was one of our best known men and a useful citizen."
Billiard Hotel. Paul and Mary (Radloff) Billiard were owners and proprietors of a successful Waseca Hotel. The Billiard Hotel was a misnomer as it was actually The Nora House and later The Nicollet House. It's location was 215 West Elm south side of the street and a half block of the M & ST Louis Railroad Depot. The well known hotel and boarding house with the Billiard family operating it for over 40 years. In 1937, it became The Snow's Chicken Hatchery. In 1945, E.F. Johnson Company bought the building and tore it down.