June 23, 2012
We stayed in Delafield on our first visit to the Waukesha County. Historic Delafield was established in 1837. Much of it looks newly built, but in the historic tradition, with a Williamsburg style downtown. It is truly a charming place to visit, lots of shops, restaurants, and places for outdoor activities. My guess is that much of the renovation and new building here occurred in the 1990s.
These photos will show you around the downtown area, starting with the Delafield Hotel, where we stayed, first class in our book. If you like relaxation and first-rate shopping and browsing, this is the pace for you.
The Delafield Hotel advertises itself as “sophisticated elegance and classic old world charm. I’ll have to agree. The room was so wonderful I did not want to leave.
You can see the Delafield Hotel in the center background, offices in the foreground. This gives you a feel for the Williamsburg style.
WE stopped at the Great Harvest Bread Co. which is the building on the left with the black car parked in front of it. I did not get a chance to check out the other stores. It looks like apartments-condos on the upper floors.
622 Genesse Street hosts the Haus of Prime Beef featuring Boar’s Head Brand and a Mobil Station in the back.
Here you are looking at the corner of Milwaukee and Genesee Streets. The building to the right is home for Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. A couple buildings were empty when I was there.
the second building from the left is the Milwaukee Street Traders coffee house, which also hosts lunches and business meetings. the fourth building from the left is Shoot the Moon Fine Photography and Portraiture.
This is “Splendor,” a locally owned and operated gift and home accent store downtown, located at 727 Genesee St.
This is an interesting retail store, “Monograham” which is located jut to the left of the Splendor. It features curated paper and a gift boutique, featuring a collection of hip greetings, modern stationery and artful gifts from innovative independent designers, Monograham is a haven for paper lovers and style-enthusiasts alike. It can also offer custom designs.
Of course, when I took this shot, I thought I had a church. Wrong! It might have once been a church but it is now the “Unique” retail shop which features women’s classic fashions, virtually top to bottom.
Amongst many other things, a dental office and a store called “eyecandy” which is an eyewear store featuring deign eyewear and sunglasses, along with description glasses.
This is a set of shops on a side street. From left to right is “Bittersweet” gifts and accessories, then in the blue and whet, a computer repair shop known as “Computer Medic,” and the “Joe Armelis” and then the building with a porch, “Joe Armelis Meat’n Place, a restaurant featuring steaks, seafood and chops.