At the corner of Mountain
Avenue and Farren street, the Mountain House Hotel was built in 1910.
The hotel contained a bar, a dining room, a barbershop, and a large hall
that was used for dances. In the Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918,
the Hotel was pressed into business as a hospital, as Portage was
The Mountain house was
demolished but the Historical Society has memorial replicas, hand
painted, for sale to commemorate the Mountain House.
Photograph from the Library and Documents, Portage
Area Historical Society