The Raspberry Inn is Located at 1616 John Avenue, in Superior WI. The house became known as the Raspberry Inn in the late 90's when a previous owner began to operate the property as a Bed & Breakfast. The Current Owners, Brandon & Jasmine Ricigliano purchased the house in April of 2017 to save it from Demolition after a string of slow neglect, and becoming condemned.
The house is believed to have been built starting in September of 1901 for New Yorker Henry L DeForest. DeForest was in Superior for a short time for business, before moving back to New York and selling the property to Peter Eimon of Superior. The house was in the newspaper in 1905 listed as the home of Peter Eimon, and family. The house was built with all the "modern luxuries" of its time, it had gas lighting and electricity, 7 Fireplaces, and initially possibly multiple wood stoves. The home boasts 3 stories, a full height basement, and 8 bedrooms. The staircase spirals from the first to the third floor. Large windows can be found through out, and the ambient sounds of Lake Superior can be heard through the open windows.
More History to come...
The Ricigliano family including the Wencl's and Kinnard's all have a love for family and are creative and talented. Jasmine is a driving force in our family to save things. As a child it was pets, then she developed a love for rehabbing old houses and making neighborhoods a better place to live. When she a Brandon met, I knew it was a perfect match - they both are highly energetic and as a mom, now grandma, what's not to love about two people who glow with energy and excitement about each project they tackle?! Their natural enthusiasm draws so many people to help out with their projects - just being around them will make your day brighter. And the kids! They are chips off the blocks! Everything I wrote about Jasmine & Brandon - same goes for the kids except maybe even a bit more energy! Have a bright day and join us for a working weekend sometime & you'll fall in love with the Ricigliano's and the Raspberry Inn!